1st sightings in Continental Europe!

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look!

the book has made it to La Belle France!

Heather sent us glorious photographs (and boy, aren’t those glorious? – Tres Chic!).

Francesighting1 francesighting2 francesighting3the book does look very happy….

thank you dear Heather!

and further into Continental Europe we had a virtual congratulatory wave from Beautycalypse who lives in Berlin (but is originally from much further East in Russia – isn’t that amazing) – the book reached her in its Virtual “ebook” form – so there’s no picture to show but we whipped up a visual of her Very Nice Quote.

HTSSIACWbeautycalypsepraisethis is so very moving, hearing from people all over the world as the book in its various forms (cloned at last!), encased in brown paper and string is brought up the garden path to the kitchen door by the Postman (clearly that’s in our imagination, mr. amazon goes in for the firm corrugated cardboard option, no string, but we do recommend adding a Ribbon to your copy, it likes that).

*deep_sigh_of_utter_pleasure*

and now, in hono(u)r of our Friends on the Continent, a little musical interlude.

lie back on those pillows, pull on the satin mask over the eyes, sink into her voice and turn it up LOUD.
https://soundcloud.com/yasmin_r/edith-piaf-non-je-ne-regrette

heather’s expat gold from france and a magical afternoon into evening in silver lake.

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we will post later.

but for now, we’re still glorying in Heather’s responses to the encircling-nature-of-the-Questions we’ve all been asking each other recently.

divine.

especially her references to the Duckman, expat gold (glossy pages) and songs of aching pain and longing and gloriousness.

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these Q & A have been a virtual dinner party for us recently and we’re Tickled Pink by learning more about you delicious friends via-the-interweb.

*peersMistilyViaInterweb*

very moved.

talking of glossy pages – we found a stack of vintage Gourmet magazines in a thrift store in silver lake yesterday and poured over them at our desk this morning as the sun tickled the back of our neck happily.

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and then we cut out bits we loved and squished them together inside the pages of the moleskine 147 (actually another brand but equally gorgeous)viewer-3 viewer

there were spring flowers in jars at the diner yesterday and we sat at the counter and wrote because there’s nothing more delicious in the World than sitting at a counter and writing in the afternoon. viewer-1

then we went to Yolk and watched as the lights were turned off on the magical creatures that live there (until someone special buys them and they go to live somewhere else).

this is a very cool place to Live.

isn’t life delicious?