Sunday, May 19, 2013
Let me just say--right from the start of this post--that I've always been a believer of snail mail. Penpals. Postcards. Rambling epistles. Something magical happens when you write out your thoughts, or in my case, the nonsense of life, onto paper, put postage on the envelope and send it out! A little piece of you goes out into the world and is embraced and cherished by the recipient. So, it's even more magical when you start writing someone thousands of miles away, because you get a kick out of their blog, or strike up a conversation through Etsy, and then finally, after years and years, get to meet them! In person! I was able to meet Cindy (of Town & Country) a year and a half ago. We toured NYC in December and soaked up the bliss of conversing in person. Then, just this weekend, I got to meet Krissy (from Paper Schmaper). Cindy, Krissy and I met up in NYC for a day of site-seeing and fabulous conversation. I loved every minute of it! We explored Central Park--on the hunt for the Bow Bridge--and stumbled about a number of gems. We ate at Gray's Papaya for lunch. Grabbed a subway down to SOHO and Nolita, where I spent way too much money. Drooled over paper, material and yarn, tea, chocolate, and books. It was wonderful. The day felt a bit of a blur. But, in a good way. My mind is full of images from the day. So much color and goodness! It was magic!