Saturday, October 28, 2006
Cupcakes, sushi, bathsalts, books, and all good things
Yesterday I really needed a day of cupcakes and books and seeing Laini's Ladies hanging in shops, and that is exactly what I had, with Xegbp, who is in town to visit Alexandra. They met in Peace Corps in Bulgaria 8 years ago, and Jim and I met her when we visited. "Xegbp," by the way, is what the rough transliteration of her name looks like in cyrillic characters, so if you read Russian or Bulgarian, you might be able to figure it out. We had a lovely afternoon!
This is just a quickie post; Jim and I are having an all-hermit all-work weekend, starting as soon as I post this, so I'd better hurry. So much work to do! It's been a mildly bad week with little pieces of irritating news trickling in, but there was good stuff too, like news back from the Frankfurt book fair that there was a lot of [potential] interest in foreign rights for Blackbringer! And getting several new Laini's Ladies in the Signals catalog. And going out for Brazilian food for my father's birthday and eating lots of meat served skewered on swords!
The photos above are of my favorite furniture store, Cargo, in the Pearl District, where Xegbp and I went and roamed and giggled at the hot pink velvet bust of Chairman Mao. This store always makes me want to live in a loft with exposed brick walls and 20-foot ceilings, filled with Indonesian antiques and huge paintings, with sculptures and puppets and little seating areas around laquered tables, with potted bamboo plants, lutes hanging on the walls, mermaids painted on the bathroom ceiling. . . and maybe with free-roaming tortoises?
And below is a photo of the divine mini-cupcakes from Saint Cupcake, which I discovered thanks to one of my very favorite blogs; it's a blog that creates a window into a tranquil little world of crafts and food and color, that makes me want to MAKE THINGS like cakes and wool flowers and little plush puppies. By the way, could there be a more welcome revival than the revival of the cupcake?
Happy weekend to everyone! Eat a cupcake!
Posted by Laini Taylor at 10:07 AM