You know how I enjoy little traditions in life, right? Have we talked about this before? I can't say they make sense to anyone but me, and whom I may share them with, but I like the familiarity of there being a consistency in some of my actions. Like listening to Simon and Garfunkel's "Mrs. Robinson" at high volume, with the sun roof open, as the boys and I cross the Bourne Bridge on our way to Wellfleet every summer. And Christmas morning would certainly not be the same without bagels, cream cheese and smoked salmon. A more recent tradition in my life is purchasing 40th birthday gift necklaces for my girlfriends at Elissa Halloran's wonderful shop on Lark Street. As you might imagine, I haven't been doing this for that many years, (I mean, how old do you think my friends and I are?) but it is a ritual I intend to continue because Elissa always seems to have created something appropriate for a significant birthday celebration.
I've got another one of these milestone parties to attend this weekend in New Paltz, so yesterday I made my way into Elissa's - and check out the cool stuff she's featuring presently! Now, she's best known for her amazing, unique jewelry pieces, but her store is truly a treasure trove brimming with one of a kind things. In addition to a full selection of jewelry, she also has vintage items, art in the form form of pottery, paintings and photographs, an awesome selection of scarves and cool hats, and a tremendous variety of consigned clothes. Yep, you could definitely devote some time to poking around this place and walk out with great stuff for little dollars.
|check out the beaded head piece!|
|neat accessories to wear or use decoratively|
|i'm a sucker for something sparkly|