So, did I mention I finished a book last week? And, it was a grueler, let me tell you. Not a crumb of cereal left in the house, I lived off chocolate chips for the last three days.
I have no idea how the children survived. But they’re still here, so they must have eaten something. (which makes me wonder….just what does a gal have to do to get them out of the house? No, I’m kidding. I love my tribe).
Anyway, so when I finish a grueler, I like to have a little fun on the backside.
And I found compatriots in a Book Club from Buffalo. I met with this group in July…and they mentioned something called an Occasional Sale. Apparently, these stores are ONLY OPEN the first weekend of the month (Th-Sun). And they’re cool stores – like home décor and antique stores, and boutique clothing stores and…..Lillian’s.
The coolest handbag store on the planet.
Did you say…handbags? Purses? Hmm….let me look at my calendar…
These fun gals put together an Occasional Sale fest for me and my traveling pal Mary. We shopped, had a slumber party and basically sorted out life.
You know, it’s what we women do, the world over.
But first – Lillian’s! Imagine a store that just sells cool handbags from across the world….at NORMAL PRICES! Knock-offs and original designs. This store is SO cool that not only do these ladies make it work only 4 days a month but….in the last 3 years, they’ve opened..wait for it… 31 STORES around the Midwest!
Here’s me with Lillian’s Founders Sue Olmscheid and Cindy Deuser.
You just have to check this store out – go to www.lilliansshoppe.com and you’ll be an addict.
Then we stopped at a French antique store. Again, only open 4 days a month…with entirely new displays and sale items every month. I need these people to come to my house. Decorate it. Once a month will do. (See, I’m already fitting into the mold!) Thanks, Teresa! (far right) Teresa has a blog at http://theporchatelier.blogspot.com.
Oh, and the fun didn’t end there!We hung out at my new friend Deb’s cabin on the lake…They took VERY good care of me and Mary with some amazing white chili and butternut squash soup. I didn’t know butternut squash could taste that good.
We got started talking about Roller Derby (and how I’d like to write a PJ Sugar book where PJ becomes a roller girl…) and of course everyone landed Roller Names.
The Occasional Rollers – Me. (I’m not telling you my name), French Revolution, Needles Norman, The Silencer, The Icer, Sizzler, and Bloody Mary (not pictured, Patty, the ReArranger)
I think everyone should have a Roller Derby name, don’t you? Just for those moments when we get hip-checked into the boards….
Thanks for a great Occasional Weekend, ladies!