I’ve revamped my Nightshade and Company line on Etsy, and will be featuring all the new, good things beginning this April at various locations around Tulsa.
I’ve formulated seven story lines; The Forest and the Moors, The Sanitarium, The Back Lot, The Cemetery, The Laboratory, The Abandoned House and The Dark Carnival.
Each story has its own different perfumes and other lovely apothecary items (like dry shampoos, burning papers, bath salts, candles), and I’m having a lot of fun with the themes.
I often walk across downtown Tulsa to the post office (about 8 city blocks from where I live) to mail orders from Luna Joon. Just a block from the post office, and right on my way is Pinkitzel. After all that walking and package sending, I sometimes sit down for a break and a cupcake.
I love the whole Marie Antoinette vibe in this famous sweet shop…and in addition to every kind of confectionary imaginable, they also sell two of my favorite retail lines: Tokyo Milk and Papaya Art. You can also purchase sparkly seasonal decorations, stationary and candles. Stop in and check them out at 201 S. Denver Avenue West.
Combining Writing and Design
Aside from blogging and making things, I’m working on a lifestyle/design/fiction book called The Seven French Girls of Design.
I’m writing the lives and tastes of seven French women, including
Valentine, whose taste tends toward the Medieval period; Sidonie, who enjoys French Provencial; Antoinette, my Baroque and Rococo stylist; Josephine, who embodies the French Empire period; Anouk…my Art Nouveau bohemian; Colette, the jazz singer and club girl from the 20s and 30s and finally, Lilou, my mid-century modern beret wearing, poodle walking mademoiselle.
Each chapter will tell the story of its character as well as act as a sort of guidebook to living that style, from fashion to recipes to palettes and interior decor. Each chapter will also instruct how to throw un grand evénément like a wedding, a birthday bash, a tailgate event or a baby shower.
I’ll be posting updates as the book progresses.