before i left for Texas, i sent off my care package. If there's anything i truly delight in, it's putting together pressies for my friends. In such a short time, claire has become one of my closest girlfriends. We talk like we've known each other for years. This i love, and it's all thanks to our blogging world.
what i sent (so you can get a better idea of us) -- and even better : her sweetest reaction on her blog.
Claire & i are both very much loyal to our home state. She's a GA peach. When i found this vintage retro Georgia souvenir tray, i had to get it for her (perfect for perfume bottles or cocktail glasses). Both of us could not live without coffee, so i sent along coffee beans from my favorite local cafe, Starlight, along with a vintagesque coffee mug (the kind i collect).
If you know me, you know Italy is my heaven on earth. i sent her one of my favorite reads about an italian romance, reminding me of my own dolce vita. The glass snail is something personal between us : she had sent me a VOGUE article (ironically about an italian romance) in which a glass snail was given as a gift. "snails carry their homes wherever they go" was the sentiment. Shortly after reading that article, i finished reading "Eat Pray Love." Wouldn't you know that exact sentiment was in the pages of the very book that changed my life.
The print is from the talented illustrator Alli Coate. (Claire had blogged about looking for art for her new space and if you know Claire- you KNOW her passion for poetry & creative writing)
the last one from Every Little Counts (my favorite online boutique) is perfectly Claire. She enjoys no love story better than Anais and her Henry. I just knew it would be beautiful on her (luckily unlike me, she has the boobs to pull it off! ha)
i love you Claire! this was a fun little thank-you for your friendship and what you sent me. I truly believe only the closest of friends can share such personal gifts-- i'm still touched by my little Hemingway baby shoes.
You touch my heart.