Friends, I came home to the most exciting package last Sunday. My very own pigeon. I patiently waited while the flock received necessary training in Italy. And now he’s here (or at least I think he’s a he)! He had a long journey so I’m giving him some time to stretch his wings and orient himself with New York City.
I am totally smitten with Swann Auction Galleries new initiative, Photophilia. Best of all, they’ve launched a post card campaign to celebrate. So what is Photophilia? A collection of amazing photos, all cataloged on a nifty little tumbler page. You can add your favorites. Or jot them down on a postcard and mail them in the old fashioned way, how about that! Don’t you just love that little Polaroid?
Nancy sweetly sent along some mail and asked if I might be interested in being pen pals. I was so sad to turn her down. But naturally, I pointed her in the direction of the Letter Writers Alliance (and no, I am not their spokesperson). I’ve also heard good things about the email-driven Pen Pal World, where you can pair up with correspondents all over the globe. I love knowing pen pals still exist, don’t you?!
I just returned from a whirlwind weekend of wedding planning in Sarasota (a lovely little beach town on the west coast of Florida). My wedding whisperer made it all possible–four meetings, two cities, one day. Phew. And while there is still loads to do before November, I’m relieved we checked some big pieces of the puzzle off the list (fist pump!).
Claire is one of the smartest people I know. She has lived all over the world, from Cambodia to Syria, and had the most amazing adventures as a journalist. For the last two years she’s been living in Boston, getting her masters at Tufts. She recently passed the foreign service office exam and interview process–it is extremely competitive! Soon she’ll be on her next adventure. I sure hope its close by.
I wanted to give you guys lots of letters this week to make up for my lack of correspondence last week. Today I sent two notes to lovely strangers. Annemarie is a stationery-shop-wannabe-owner like me and fellow LWA member! And Ashanti hung up his lab coat in pursuit of calligraphy. I know I could be real friends with these two.
Mother’s Day is two weeks away. But, we really must plan for parcel post and inevitable delivery delays (Mother’s Day is said to be one of the most mail-heavy of holidays). I always like to write a little personal note in my cards (naturally) so I selected a couple of gems that leave room for your sentiments. She is your Mother after all.
Today my friend Tara turns 30. She is one in a million. Her laugh is totally infectious and without fail, she is always wearing lipgloss. Some of my best high school memories include this gal. I wish I was in Miami to watch her blow out all those candles! But I know she’s in good hands. Happy Birthday Manis!