I have walked down 10th St. between 5th and 6th Ave. in the West Village at least twice a week for the last two years en route to Elizabeth Bauer Design. As much as I think I pay attention to things, apparenlty I don’t. On my walk yesterday (on my last day at the shop), I looked up to find a plaque I never noticed on one of the row house fronts that says, “In this house once lived, Mark Twain” Damn, I love New York. It doesnt matter how long you have lived here, there is always something new to discover. Always.
|Picture from Manhattan Luxury Magazine|
Everything is a whirlwind these days and two weeks ago during that whirlwind I was representing Mayabags at the Indagare Souk which took place at the Hotel Athenee here in NY. I posted about Mayabags around Christmas time last year because I love, love them. They are handwoven products created by the impoverished Maya women in Belize and in a nutshell the jobs created by these bags lifts them out of poverty (providing them with income to educate their children). Manhattan Luxury Magazine was at the Souk taking pictures for their mag. (pic above). I met some wonderful people, one being Anne Wells who founded and runs, Unite the World With Africa. She is a fabulous lady, doing exceptional things and you should take a look at their site as well. Whether you find something you would like to buy at MayaBags or Unite the World With Africa you will be spreading positive energy from all the good that comes from the sales of these items. Now, that really is happy shopping:)
Journelle – this place just makes me happy. Look at this stuff! It’s simple, pretty, sexy and fun – what more could you want? I think all women should have unlimited bank accounts for lingerie. Can someone please take care of making this happen? It would be so fun…
I woke up on Tues. and people were a little bit all over the place and I said to a woman I was speaking with, “Is it a full moon today because I don’t know about you, but don’t people seem a little bit crazy today?” She whole heartedly agreed and then looked it up. It was in fact a full moon the next day. My sister who works with kids called saying the same thing. She had a really rough day at the school she works at because the kids were major drama that day. I replied telling her about the full moon. I then suggested she mark all full moons on her calendar so she is prepared to most likely have issues arise with kids on those days. Come on, we all know the moon moves the ocean tides so it can certainly effect people. For those who think there might actually be a correlation, here are the dates:
2012 Full Moon Schedule
Kusmi tea originated in Russia in 1867 and opened in Paris in 1917. They advertise it as a Parisian tea despite it’s beginnings in Russia. About a year ago Kusmi opened its first boutique store in NYC. For about a year I would pass by the window in a rush and think, I have to go in there next time… Despite the tea enthusiast I am, it’s taken me until today to stop in and purchase some of their tea. I can assure you after just tasting their Jasmine tea, I’ll be back visiting the boutique in no time. If you can’t stop by their store there is an option to order online (which I didn’t realize until today).
My brother just recently told me about the HeyTell app. for my iphone and this modern day walkie talkie is so cool. You download the app on your iPhone or iPad and have whomever else you want to be able to walkie talkie with do the same. It’s faster and better than texts. I use it with my siblings and my nephew who thinks it is the coolest thing. We got to discuss his Harry Potter book report he was doing yesterday. I mean, I can’t even. Kids are cute enough and then you have the ability to walkie talkie with them and it just becomes pure fun.