Sometimes I stubbornly forge my own path, trying to convince others along the way that there’s value in my point of view. It can be exhausting, and somewhat discouraging. Now I am not saying that it’s not worth the effort, simply that when others happen already agree that I am right, I can’t say I hate it.
My travels through the neighborhood yesterday – on a day that can only be described as dreary, raw, and rainy, reaffirmed my belief in the color pink. It’s as if all the shops that I visited knew it was just the infusion of cheer I was searching for. Like my friend and Yoga Coach, Amy Coleman says, “when the sun doesn’t shine outside, we bring it in”. then she follows that with what feels like a million Sun A’s until my limbs are on fire, I am gasping for breath, and my cheeks are radiating heat and energy. If the sun is blazing red, pink is rosy warmth.
First stop – M. Flynn. 40 Waltham Street . South End – http://mflynnjewelry.com a lovely jewelry store owned and operated by two sisters, Molly and Meagan Flynn. Aside from the dazzling jewels they feature, the eternity bands, and beachy bracelets they carry, the store is always appointed with fresh cut flowers that make it feel celebratory. It’s walls are painted in pale pink and off-set by white floors and ceilings, their messy industrial nature keeps it from feeling too prissy.
Spirits lifted I next stopped at Lekker Home . 1313 Washington Street . South End – https://lekkerhome.com. I had heard word of a pink sofa with gold legs. In what scenario was I NOT going to visit that cotton candy delight? None. It was lovely, and if it wasn’t 84″ long (too big for No. 4) I would have tossed my newly upholstered Verellen out like a boy toy I’d grown tired of – just kidding Verellen – I adore you.
Rose you say? Which way – off to BRIX Wine Shop where they were having a Rose pouring, and India Hicks Trunk Show. 1284 Washington Street. South End. www.brixwineshop.com. Klaudia and Carri, aka “the BRIX Chicks” are as happy and complex as the wines they sell, the stories they share, and all the shades of Rose that are offered. If you want to expand your repertoire beyond Whispering Angel and Miraval (Angie and Brad’s wine), pop in for a visit. I promise, it won’t feel like class, the stories they share run the gamut from enchanting to scandalous. Pick your poison.
Next off to Hudson, where I was so happy to see a lamp, whose heavy black base was accented by a enormous pink shade. It was just the subtle touch needed to take the edge off. Jill knows. Pop on by at 12 Union Park Street . South End. https://www.hudsonboston.com
All that pink, and… being right, put the pep back in my step.