Circles and pumpkins

October 29, 2007 at 9:41 pm 1 comment

My parents visited last weekend, and we had a lovely time. We spent Saturday in Clearwater and St. Petersburg. Sunday, we had a delicious brunch at a cafe in Hyde Park called Circles. The restaurant is in an old house with hardwood floors and lots of windows. It’s bright and eclectic and cozy, and the food was amazing.

After brunch, we did some window shopping in Old Hyde Park Village, which boasts one of my favorite and most inspirational stores in the entire universe — Anthropologie.

Pumpkins were on display and for sale in the village square, and all the stores were decorated for autumn and Halloween. I love, love, LOVE this time of year.

After my parents left, I talked Alex into taking on the role of photographer for The Boutique so that I could “model” my bags. I think it’s important to show them in relation to the human body.

The above bag is deceivingly small, and I don’t think giving its dimensions is enough. Personally, when I’m buying something online, I want to know as much about it as possible, including how it will look on me, rather than just sitting on a table or hanging from a hook.

How long is the strap? Where will it fall on my arm or my hip?

Sunday evening, I started making an apron that I ended up being very unhappy with. Sometimes I’m too close to a project to be unbiased about it. But I showed it to Alex, and he agreed that it wasn’t my best work. So I put it to the side and made a new one tonight (and started a second) that I’m very happy with. I’ll post some photos tomorrow, when the lighting is better.

Things are on track. Fat Orange Cat: The Boutique will be open November 1!


Entry filed under: Family/friends, The Boutique, Things and stuff.

Another day sneaks away Consider this my ribbon cutting ceremony

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Erika  |  October 30, 2007 at 6:26 pm

    Anthropologie is definitely one of my fave stores and fall is my all time fave season. :o)
    I can’t wait to see your new aprons. Store opening soon…yippee!


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