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Friday 29 January 2010 - Filed under General + Stores

More from my trip to Cargo last weekend, because I certainly wasn’t going to go out in the yard in the ridiculous downpour. I don’t know why I need all these things, but I do.

felt slippers
Felt slippers, eh? Never seen these particular examples before, but I’ll let you in on a surefire party trick. Whenever I go to a Big City, be it New York, Montreal, Paris, San Francisco, or some other sophisticated metropolis I’d like to pretend I visit regularly, I like to hit China Town. It is quite possible I have been on vacations where I had to buy a new suitcase to bring home my finds, I’m not telling. Asian shops have the best slippers there ever were, ever. Ever. Sequined, floral, mesh, velvet, satin, awesomeness with flowers on top. In yellow, black, hot pink, whatever. And they are usually something like three dollars. You load up on that. Big time. Get yourself a year’s supply of slippers, and a couple pairs for all the ladies you know & love as travel gifts. Go crazy, like a big shot. And when it’s all said and done, you’ve spent 50 bucks (extra suitcase purchase not included. pro-tip: bring a flat folding duffel bag with you for when you head home with more than you started out with). Guaranteed, next time you go to your friend’s house, she’ll be wearing those freaking terrific slippers you gave her. I’ll put money on it. And not only because I have a gambling problem. If there’s one special request I’d make of Cargo, it would be that they have a larger selection of slippers, but I am excited that they have some I’ve never seen before, these felt floral ones.

In case my affection for slippers sounds like hyperbole, this is my current stash. I’m running low.

And yes. Wearing some currently. I recommend velvet for winter, mesh for summer.

I don’t have anything special to point out about all the foil garland, but when something is this shiny, words aren’t even necessary.

faux topiary balls faux plant panels
Now I’m not sure what you do with the faux boxwood panels or the topiary balls, but something about them appeals to me.

faux topiary domes faux topiary

cargo faux cherry blossom branch
At Cargo they’ve used the topiaries in collages that surround the building. Among other uses.

Justin with topiary hat
So far all we have figured out is that the domes make a terrific hat.

bride and groom straws
And some party straws. Because I do have a wedding to plan.

2010-01-29  »  megan

Talkback x 4

  1. Loree
    29 January 2010 @ 11:40 am

    Ok I was really jealous when I thought that first photo was of your closet! (not that the shot of the actual collection is too shabby either) but I LOVE those slipers with the big floppy flower! And I can’t believe Justin let you take a picture of him with the green dome wig on, go Justin! And about that last image and the wedding plans…get on it girl! How exciting…

  2. Jane
    29 January 2010 @ 2:49 pm

    I like your cargo wedding planning approach. Plenty of pretty, fun tschotskas and some green growing things (actual or frankly fake) seems like just your style. Congrats!

  3. Karen
    29 January 2010 @ 10:43 pm

    Whoah, hey, way to slip in that last little info byte… woo hoo! Knowing you, the wedding will be ultra stylin and the centerpieces will be like none ever seen before. I do the extra duffle thing in SF because of the dollar store in Japantown. Even got some slippers there last time! Not sure what Cargo is but I feel I need to go there. Nice hat, maybe he can wear that to the wedding.

  4. Grace
    29 January 2010 @ 11:15 pm

    Hi Megan~~ Front row, second from the right. Green, whitish flowers. MINE.

    The green domes might be a hit on St. Patrick’s Day.