And I love it for many other reasons, but this summer that one is near the top. Anyone else feel assaulted by a certain marketing campaign?
I also find it more and more difficult to find anything unique. So many small, shops “around the corner” sell a lot of the same, that my litmus test has become the absence two things 1. Vera Bradley and 2. College Tumblers. (Both I love in their own place, but they are an indicator of usual, big-name, gift shoppy items.)
This store has neither.
But it has many, many treasures.
When I went in last week looking for something for Travis for our anniversary (NINE years? Apparently we got married when we were fourteen,) I found something perfect within minutes and remembered what a glorious treasure trove Mermaid Books is on Prince George Street..
And I remembered why I hadn’t been inside in so long: it’s downstairs, read: not stroller accessible, read: go there if only to escape the strollers who will instead be looping the wide aisles in Williams Sonoma to soak up the AC.
Happy Friday - I guess I disappeared this week…there may soon be a series of catch-up posts or one long ridiculous catch-all post, I haven’t decided:)