Greetings, dear Purrfumery friends!
Spring is near – I can feel it! It’s been an odd winter season, and the drought is on our minds here in California, but you can’t help have a sense of hope when blossoms start to coax their way into the sunshine. The daphne flowers outside the Purrfumery smell intoxicating! I love these days of transition as the natural world rejuvenates – it’s something to watch and celebrate. Speaking of celebrations, I hope you all had a lovely Valentine’s Day! I spent the day with friends and family and my beloved kitties. You all saw Buttercup in my email Valentine? Oh, that kitty! She made many of you laugh – I received so many wonderful emails when I sent that little Valentine! People from all over the world wrote to say they loved the vintage postcard images and of course, the picture of Buttercup stretching and saying good morning. So, in response to popular demand, I will be including a “Postcard of the Month” in all my newsletters! Here is a sweet March treat for you, my dear Purrfumery friends!
My collection of vintage ephemera and postcards is very special to me and I am delighted to share it with all of you. As a kid hanging out at antique stores with my older sister, a postcard was all I could afford. These sweet, funny and beautiful images of kitties, lovely ladies and flowers have delighted me my whole life. I have hundreds of postcards! They shaped my aesthetic and helped to launch my artistic career. As I grew older, I began collecting antique laces – they weren’t expensive, but they were beautiful and I found ways to add them to my work. That is what I cherish about the Purrfumery – it’s a mix of all the things I love in life. The natural world, gorgeous materials, whimsical Victorian ephemera and lace… and kitties!
3rd Annual Artisan Fragrance Salon Arrives in San Francisco
Have you bought your ticket for the 3rd
Annual Artisan Fragrance Salon? Don’t miss it! The event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 15 at Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion, 1 Fort Mason, in San Francisco. I will be there with my new perfume for dudes – I am working on it a little each day. You know how naturals are – they are ready when they tell you they are ready! Even if it’s not quite finished, I will let you sample it. Stop by and see me!
One More Thing: A Honey Tip
Last month I shared my honey facial recipe and the response was great – seems many of you enjoy the luscious, delicious and soothing properties of honey. Here’s another tip for you that one of my bee guru friends shared with me… I have heard that sometimes people throw away honey when it crystallizes – they figure it’s gone bad or something. Not so! You can transform crystallized honey into liquid with two easy steps: 1. Wrap your container of crystallized honey in a plastic bag. Make sure it’s airtight. 2. Put the plastic bag with honey in a sunny window (or outside) for several hours. That’s it! The plastic bag creates a balmy greenhouse for the honey and changes it back to its liquid form. Remove the honey from the plastic bag. I think I’m ready for a cup of tea and a cookie! Until next time, my dear Purrfumery friends! Peace, love, purrfume and kitty cats… XOXO~Laurie