Last week I had the good fortune to hang out in Los Angeles for a few days. I flew out for a book-signing for my book –The Spinsterlicious Life: 20 Life Lessons for Living Happily Single and Childfree– hosted by Kolu Boutique(which is actually in Venice, CA), my dear friend, Joni who works there, Jane (the owner), and Brenda, who also works there. I love the clothes there, because Jane makes it a point to stock clothes you don’t see everywhere. Her belief is, if it’s in Nordstrom and Saks, she doesn’t want it. She travels the world bringing in hand picked footwear, clothing and accessories from New York, Paris, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Toronto, Germany, France, Belgium, Los Angeles, Australia and San Francisco. And it shows. Every item in the store feels unique and special, and the woman who shops there knows she won’t see these items everywhere she goes.
The party was fun. We shopped, laughed, talked Spinsterlicious stuff, drank sangria and chowed down on delicious cheese, fruit, and cupcakes. Yes, and I sold books. It was a great night. I’m so appreciative to the women of Kolu.
Then, the next day, I allowed Heather Olt and Dellany Peace, to convince me to participate in filming an episode of The Spinsterlicious Life for their upcoming web series, 2 Hopeful Spinsters. (It wasn’t really hard to convince me). It was a tremendous amount of fun, but it was also clear to me how much I am not an actress. They were very encouraging and the film editor promised me she will edit out the “awkward” parts. I can’t wait until they’re “on air”…which I think will be around December or January.
My trip was much too short. Joni was an excellent host, allowing me to sleep in her bed while she slept on the couch (!) and even sticking a loaf of homemade banana bread in my bag as I packed to leave.
Which brings me to a silly question: For those of you who don’t have a guest bedroom, do you give up your bed to guests? (I never do.)