Kat and I met by way of eBay. In my haste to get two packages out to two buyers in a jiffy, I swapped what I sold. Oops! Poor Kat got a sweater when she really paid for shoes. She was beyond lovely about my mix up. And as a result of many emails, we became strangers-no-more.
I try not to play favorites when it comes to letters, but this request from a secret admirer in England tops the charts. I am such a sucker for letters of love. The wooer’s email was so heartfelt and genuine, just bursting with sweet sentiments. He even created a special email address to keep his identity a secret from his ‘mates’. I hope the lucky lady feels extra special and cherished.
Brimfield is the largest outdoor antique show in the county. More than 5,000 dealers gather along Route 20 in Brimfield, Massachusetts, showcasing treasures (and admittedly some total rubbish). The mail inspired finds are always my favorite—are you surprised?! And this year did not disappoint.
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.