Readers, many of you may know that sewing blogger Lauren Taylor (aka Lladybird) of Nashville is here in New York City this weekend and I am one of the lucky many who got to meet her. Actually, today was our fourth date. We'll find out what happens next at tonight's rose ceremony (hope you get the reference).
DAY 1: On Thursday, I had dinner with Lauren at Market Cafe (a great little restaurant just one block west of the Garment District that's a favorite of mine), where we both ordered the tilapia tacos! Carolyn, Oonabaloona, Sonja, and Meg (of Mood) were there too.
|Lauren, Oona, and Sonja: an eerily photogenic threesome|
|Taking the edge off...|
DAY 2: On Friday afternoon, after buying that gray zipper for my jacket project at Sil Thread, I met up with Lauren, Carolyn, Oonabaloona, and Sonja once more. Friends, I cannot shop for fabric in a group, but these gals seem to love company. Is this a woman thing?
DAY 3: On Saturday I got to hang out with Lauren at a brunch my neighbor Devra threw, followed by a frenetic fabric and pattern swap on Devra's living room floor. Wanett, Christine, Sonja, and -- yup, Ooonaballoona were there too. This was followed by a HUGE meet-up in the Garment District. Already experiencing estrogen overload (I could swear my breasts were growing), I had to pass and go directly home. I'm sure someone will be posting photos soon though.
|Oona in a rare moment of quiet repose.|
DAY 4: Today (Sunday) we hit the Chelsea flea market. And look who we bumped into!
At the flea market I found the most wonderful Forties felt hat for just $20 -- which, as you know, is my entire "mad money" budget. First, however, let me show you the hat I didn't purchase, only because I didn't want two blue felt hats and this one was a little too "New Look" for me. But doesn't it look adorable on Devra?
So here's the hat I did buy. It has its original store tag and looks completely unused. I should share that while the box says Lord & Taylor, the hat is actually labeled Kresge. I still love it.
Honestly, what's better than a Forties hat?
Readers, Lauren is in New York till Tuesday but I don't think I'll see again her before her departure, sadly. I had so much fun hanging out with her and her posse. But where are all the men?
I hope Lauren comes for a visit to your neck of the woods, but be forewarned: she has a LOT of shopping stamina. Wear comfortable shoes.
Happy Sunday, everybody!
|Next time, paper plates.|