walking, talking, inspiring over tacos.

darlings

A full day.

Much magic.

A lot of Writing (sending the completed YA novel to our Agent on Monday – a book which has a working title of “Emerald” but will probably be called Emerald’s Adventures at a Terribly British Boarding School – for clarity and because we have already started writing the one where she goes to University and it is Entirely Possible that we could squeeze one in about her Sixth Form Adventures too.)

In answer to the (no doubt in your mind) Question “are they all autobiographical, dear?”

The short answer is No.

But the more deeply considered multi-layered response which attributes some time given to the study of semiotics and semantics is Yes; everything happened. But not necessarily to Us and not in that order.

If that makes sense……?

So in between doing a final once over before we send the File on Monday, we had a few adventures of our own in RL.

Actually today saw Two lovely encounters with people we have hitherto either just met in RL once (Eleanor) or never met before at all in Person (Jonathan) but have followed them on instagram and so observed and commented and shared their lives and work and band gigs and movingacrossthecountry (J) and wantingtomoveacrossthecountry (E) and so much intensity and a mutual love of twinkle lights in one’s home (all year round) for Quite a While.

image

We met eleanor at the pacific design center early this morning.

image

image

And took a walk around the not-yet-sunny streets, ducking into small verdant courtyards to admire Foliage and pick up business cards at Interesting shops and potential new acqupuncture spa-like nooks. 

image

We would like to mention that eleanor has a BOOK coming out and we can’t wait to read it.
Talking of Talent – we drove across town – towards east LA to meet Jonathan at a proper taco stand. The sort of taco stand that has fresh cilantro (coriander for our English friends) and Mexican soft beverages and chiles that bring Tears to the eyes.

Jonathan is a graphic artist and gave us a small envelope with a Wax Seal (don’t you just adore knowing people who seal their Correspondence appropriately for the etiquette of the early eighteenth century?)

image

We cannot yet link to Jonathan’s site – tis in Progress – but here are some of his stickers (which are going straight in our scrapbook and moleskine directly for Posterity).

image

A very creatively stimulating day.

As we drove back West, we sang along with Simone emoting something glorious in Italian (we don’t know All the words but we do a passable aria)…..

image

At home, much later, we found ourself reading cookbooks by Sophie Dahl, while sipping decaf and warmed milk from cafe du monde (the coffee, not the milk, that’s from trader joes) and musing on Quelle inspiring people we know. And have just met. And might well meet Next.

image

So exciting.

Sunday, tomorrow.

As heather says, the best day.

7 comments on “walking, talking, inspiring over tacos.

  1. “not necessarily to Us and not in that order…”

    Yes, it makes perfect sense.

    The taco sauce brought a smile to my Sunday evening lips. There is a partially consumed bottle of that sauce next to my coffee maker (no, I don’t put hot sauce in my coffee), but it was left there by my Kiddos, who do seem to enjoy putting it on the oddest of foodstuffs, not tacos…

    You do make me flash to Holly GoLightly at moments… Quel plaisir.

    (Don’t we all believe in magic?)

  2. I am, of course, in utter agreement with Julia–how you manage to make decaf coffee glamorous is beyond me (well, it is from Cafe du Monde, it is true, what happy NOLA memories that conjures) and visits to taco trucks become adventures. You are such a bijou, a real one…
    Sending hot sauce infused Good Luck thoughts as your novel heads out of your hands and into your agents…

  3. thank you once again for taking me with you through another LA day.
    i would love to read eleanor’s book too… will have to see if i can get my hands on it here in germany.
    and i NEED to read your book <3
    sending love from the berlin sunday morning to your late saturday night
    xx

do say something - do :-)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s