On Monday morning the Madrona glassybaby store was the center of a harmonic convergence. Usually Mondays are slow to wake up. On this Monday I found myself amidst 8 lovely and diverse guests/customers. Let me describe the four pairs:
Pair #1...Our favorite, Martino Hoss and his father, visiting from Monterrey, were in. Martino is a brilliant local painter. Many of his clients buy glassybaby in the palette of their Martino painting. We needed to meet his father.
Pair #2...A Madrona neighbor with a visiting friend from New York. They whisked in...the gentleman declared that glassybaby is a must see on the quintessential tour of Seattle hot spots. They spied on the hot shop and stole away for a brisk walk.
Pair #3...A Whidbey Island couple 'sailed' across the sound on an early morning ferry. Destination?...glassybaby. Boon is a lovely and, I declare, visionary rower. She is spearheading the decorations for a fund raiser for her rowing club...and she has a gorgeous vision for the evening that includes glassybaby. The funds raised from the evening will go toward purchasing a new boat for the rowing club. We had a great time pulling colors together.
Pair #4...A New York couple climbed to glassybaby from the lower elevation Seattle Convention Center. I google mapped their mileage as they arrived dewy, somewhat breathless and incredulous over what was more of a hike than they had anticipated. The couple were 'skipping class,' so to speak...grinning, they explained that they were attending a prosthesis convention; however, as glass enthusiasts, glassybaby was too tempting to miss.
Voila...just a lovely slice of glassybaby life harmonically converged.
Judi Roaman has discovered us and we have discovered her. She whimsically bills herself as "The Accessorator," a hybrid moniker that just makes me smile. Find her marvelous website at: http://www.theaccessorator.com. A recent blog installment featured Lee and glasybaby. To entice you, she writes: "The time has come to write about these spectacular, colored glass votives...with a heart of gold." Her blog piece on glassybaby is really wonderful. The pearl of Judi's wisdom, that we concur with, is this: "It's not the first thousand dollars that make the room, it's the last hundred." glassybaby is now firmly ensconced in Judi's repertoire of accessories and we are thrilled. We hope that Judi finds us on her next Seattle sojourn...we will roll out the red carpet.
Speaking of Red Carpet... the proverbial red carpet has been rolled out in Bellevue. The much anticipated Bravern Center has opened. The Bravern is allegedly the gold standard of shopping centers, think Jimmy Choo, Neiman Marcus, Wolford, etc.. The restaurant line up is first class and includes the local brilliance of Wild Ginger, a lovely Asian fusion hot spot. Their private dining room is a design masterpiece, enrobed in a gorgeous palette of color. One of the owners, Ann Yoder, and her daughter with exquisite taste, selected various glassybaby to candle light the room. Their warm grouping:
- ripe olive
- frog hunting
- bedford brown
- true blue
Stunning. Good luck to Wild Ginger at their new, wonderful and very tony address.
End note. I could not help noticing the unique hair style of Nick, one of our varsity glass blowers.I am always ferreting for good blog visuals. So with the digital camera nearby and Nick's blessings...click...here it is:
To explain a bit...Nick recently participated in the Twisty Cup Pro Am at M Space in Tacoma. He is officially the 2009 twisty cup champion. In celebration he coiffed himself with twisty hair. Priceless. Never a dull moment around here.
Happy, gorgeous, Fall...Until Next Time, Nicola