Last week on the eve of Thanksgiving we rented out glassybaby for a bridal shower, the elements of which were so sweet. For one thing it was 'top secret.' The bride to be was duped into thinking that the party would take place at the ever swanky restaurant, Cremant, around the corner from glassybaby. However, some time ago she divulged a creative visualization to her maid of honor: 'I dream of having a party, where we drink out of glassybaby.' (Danielle is a bona fide glassybaby lover.) Alicia, the maid of honor, put her wheels in motion, and a party was born.
Forty good friends gathered. A gaggle of them hosted the evening. They imported a lovely spread of appetizers and libations. All of the young women there were dressed to 'the nines.' So many stiletto heels, many in patent leather, clicking around our concrete floor, lighting glassybaby , spreading table cloths etc..It was supermodel percussion. And, to boot, we loaded the dishwasher with 40 glassybaby...so they could imbibe from these colorful little vessel gems...a dream came true.
They projected, power point style, an interview with the groom. It was a Hollywood Newlywed Game hybrid...very creative. Prince Charming, husband to be, was asked critical questions like: 'What is Danielle's favorite coffee drink?' The answer revealed true love...it went something like this: 'Well. in general she likes a nonfat white mocha, foamy, with no whip, but if we go to Zoka Coffee...she likes a...' Then Danielle would confirm or refute. So sweet and funny. From the wings of the party I could hear peels of laughter. Then presents were opened and a little game was played. At approximately 10:15 pm, the ladies began to shop for glassybaby. What more could a girl want from a party? Well...maybe a little karaoke mobilization...and they were off. We wish this young, gorgeous couple, the best of marriage blessings. They get married on New Years Eve...so stylish.
We have gone from zero to sixty and it is wonderful. Our University Village kiosk is so sweet...dark brown and white, chock full of colorful glassybaby. Again our presence is coupled by sales and philanthropy. Every single glassybaby sold there will give $4.00 to what Lee has named: The White Light Fund...benefiting the University of Washington Cancer Center. This year we are next to Ravenna Gardens...a verdant presence that seems to send oxygen our way. And a rock fountain cascades just behind our makeshift store. We have found a little oasis in the middle of the "Village" ...come find us.
I must include a store customer quip. These smallest moments, for me, weave the fabric of a day in our store. Two friends entered, thrilled to shop for color and walk down glassybaby lane. I heard one say to the other: 'My mom has so many glassybaby, she is such a maximalist." Wonderful.
Welcome December. Storybook snowflakes fell on Seattle, Saturday, December 1st, just after our three year old sat on Santa's lap. She asked for a white dog. We already have a one year old Airedale...I need to talk to Santa.
Until Next Time, Nicola