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, 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.
2010-01-29 » megan