Thanks for all the birthday wishes, really, truly they made my day! And when I do make it to Paris someday it is going to be quite the event because so far most of you are going with me! Parisian Invasion! Or would it be an American Invasion? The other highlight of my day was talking to my grandma on the phone. We talked for well over an hour about her childhood in Minnesota, her voyage to Oregon, Downton Abbey, and how if I think it's weird to say I am thirty-eight now, just wait until I say one of my grandkids is 38 and two of my kids are retired (touché, grandma, touché), and we talked of a million things in between. I can just get lost in those conversations forever. It was the favorite part of my day. (ugh, this paragraph formatting is driving me crazy, why must you be such a rebel?)
I know I have said it before on this blog but when I started blogging, probably like many of you too, those beginning months can feel like being the only kid sitting alone at the lunch table and trying to not to get caught staring at the cool kids table. But at some point you start making connections and then those connection become friendships. One of the friendship that I have formed is with my dear friend, designer extraordinare, Mary Jo Matsumoto. She lets me ask her questions and shares her love of mid-century finds and is just a genuinely lovely and talented person. And she just happens to be having a flash sale starting today! She makes the most beautiful handbags, clutches, wallets and nail polish (among other beautiful things). There are several design to choose from in her sale all for 50%(!) off. It runs through the weekend, but they are selling out fast so waste no time. And I know from
stalking, reading her blog and online store about page they have been worn by the likes of Angelina Jolie, spotted at the oscars and appeared on Oooooprah, and really, that's just to name a few.