03 July 2008

sunshine quilt

I just woke up from a long nap. The sun is starting to set and is reflecting bright pinks and oranges on the Seattle skyline. There are people outside barbecuing and I am jealous. Their laughter and chatting is what woke me up. I am so hungry, but we don't have much food. Maybe they would let me join them.

Today I made blueberry scones, cleaned my apartment and rearranged all of the furniture. When I finished, I realized I liked it better the way it was before - so I moved it all back. I met Rachel for coffee which was great because I haven't seen her in so long. Then I looked up more recipes for my birthday cake. I'm trying to find the best one there is. I also found recipes and ideas for snacks for my party... like strawberries dipped in chocolate and crushed pistachios!

Peggi's mom fixed my quilt for me. It is so pretty and I love it. It's so bright and makes my room feel much nicer. I hung pictures on the wall by my bed today of Pattie Boyd, Michelle Phillips, Francoise Hardy and Joni Mitchell. There's still a lot to do in here but it looks a little bit better.

Working at Anthropologie is great but also frustrating at the same time. I stand in there all day long looking at all of the beautiful and darling things I want for my own home - and I get lots of great ideas - but I can't afford any of them! Not yet, at least.

I think that if I were ever to be one of the Visual Managers for an Anthropologie, it would be my dream job. They have the most fun! All day they paper-maché and build flowers out of paper and snowflakes out of straws and construct all of the beautiful things they come up with in their minds. Then once a year they get flown to foreign lands for "Inspiration Trips" where they are meant to come up with new ideas for the windows and displays in the stores. I want that job. It sounds amazing. They are looking for visual interns right now - but you can't work there and be an intern at the same time, so that would be a problem for me. I definitely want to look into doing it in the future though.

Right now, aside from my growling tummy, life feels dreamy.


  1. that picture of you is so great! you look so comfortable in your quilt! :) i can't wait to see you!!

  2. I know! you will be here so soon! I cannot wait. July is going to be a great month.