My husband was in London for business last week and I asked if he could pretty please make a stop at Orla Kiely and pick up this stem print mug I'd been coveting. It's the only thing there I can afford and I couldn't bring myself to actually pay to have it shipped from the UK. Now, my husband is very sweet and in the beginning of our dating life was even a bit of a romantic, but, as with most couples, we've sort of settled into our less romantic, but satisfying life together. So it's especially a thrill when he does make an unexpected romantic gesture. Apparently the mug I wanted was not for sale in their store as that print/color combo was "out of season." Undeterred, my husband picked out a different beautiful mug for me and asked if they had anything else in the print I liked. Why yes, they did - a lovely wallet! It just so happens that the $8 street fair wallet I've had for the past few years has recently come unsewn and I've been dropping change on the floors of every store in Manhattan and Brooklyn I've set foot in. I don't want to know how much this Orla wallet costs - I'm just going to appreciate it and the gesture! (And the cute fabric bag the mug came in).
In other, less consumer news, we'll know in about a week whether we're having a baby girl, boy or a llama. Fingers crossed for the llama!