We're off to run some errands on Small Shop Saturday.
Apparently the Canadians have not adopted this tradition yet, but I have.
The local yarn shops need our support because online shops are killing the small business owner.
Lord knows... I'm doing my part to keep the locals alive!
To be honest, at least 10 skeins were unnecessary, but the other 6 were mandatory!
They were cashmere after all.
Stopping by the local spa, I stocked up on my favourite lip gloss.
Jane Iredale products are organic, cruelty free and surprisingly luxurious.
Have you ever considered just how much lipstick you eat per year? It doesn't just evaporate into the air or get left on tea cups, we swallow it.
In fact, on the back of my Chanel lipstick box (from the trash...NO, I didn't need new lip gloss) it says..."not to be swallowed"... and I don't think they meant by chewing on the tube.
OK..I will now step down from my organic soap box.
Objects in this picture are larger than they appear.
Kidding...the gloss is normal sized but I carry a ridiculously small cosmetic bag.
You would be shocked at how much I fit in this bag.
Some holiday gifts for loved ones came from here.
While the selection was small, it was unique and attached to a lovely tea shop.
This morning's meditation from Deepak Chopra was on *Living Luxury*.
To paraphrase he says...
Luxury is adding something to your life that is more than what you consider a necessity.
When you feel worthy of receiving all the good the universe has to offer, your needs are easily met and exceeded. As you learn to accept the grace that is given you, you send a message to the universe that you deserve only the best and are ready to receive it.
I'm ready to accept all the luxury the universe holds for me.
Finally we stopped by our favourite little restaurant for lunch and laughter.
I count myself fortunate to be married to such a man.
We fly back to California in another day, but this visit to "our" island has been a luxury.
We enjoyed the sunset from inside this time of year...
A luxury for me.