These little treats are from a shop in Nopa [the name of my neighborhood] called Rare Device. Being 1/2 of a long distance couple for so long meant that I often received little treats in the mail, like this necklace and earrings. I got the necklace first with a very sweet card that said "This is from a store down the street. The artist who made this necklace is Minoux, out of Portland, OR. Might make a cool blog post." It said other things on the card too, but they're private. ;)
That was sent about ... 7 months ago? And I never did the blog post, even though I wore the necklace most days of the week! Oops. THEN I got the earrings as an early birthday present. I loved them as well, and so RD was added to my list of places to visit upon arrival in the city. It is a quick walk from our place, and is full of everything I'd want to look at. Jewelry, art, stationary, terrariums, books, nail polish, etc. etc. etc.
The last time I was there, I got this cute little notebook which has helped me entirely organize my thoughts. By organize, I mean scribble them onto a few pieces of paper for later review.
For those of you in the Bay Area, I highly suggest a visit. For those who aren't, count your lucky stars because they're online.