Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Must-Have Soap and Summer Fashion Advice from Felix

You know how you don't know what you're missing until you see something that fulfills a need you didn't even know you had? Win had to go up to Lund last weekend, so she missed my birthday. She brought me back some home-made soap from the ferry lineup in Saltery Bay. In B.C., waiting for the ferry is a summer ritual and local craftspeople make the most of this captive audience. It's like buying Mexican blankets at the border crossing at Tijuana. This particular soap has a feature I've never seen before: there is a piece of loofah embedded right into the soap.

I can't seem to find "Heaven Scent Soap Works" online, but a big thank you to them and Win for this great product, and for a new addiction which will dog me for the rest of my years. Just what I needed.

Earlier this week I had the chance to visit the aquarium with, among other people, Felix. Here he is admiring some coral. I liked the way the blue and pink of his shirt mimicked the blue of the water and pink of the coral. Felix showed me his flip-flops, one of which is stripey and the other of which is polka-dotty. Felix wanted me to know that they "came from the store like that." Felix is about to be five and has one of the better-developed fashion senses I've run across.

For a change, the Vancouver Sun had a decent editorial on the city strike yesterday, still stalled and looking like it'll be a long one.


Shirley said...

Happy Belated B-day, Faith! We didn't know. However this gives us another reason to celebrate.

I'm humbled by your excursions in and around Vancouver. I haven't been to the aquarium in years, and despite having a good friend in Lund, we haven't ventured to the Sunshine Coast for at least 2 years. There is life beyond East 5th Ave. Thank you for these wonderful reminders.

the chocolate lady מרת שאקאלאד said...

Happy Birthday, FJ!

Felix's shirt reminds me of the Williamsburg Bridge.