This week was extra special because I got to visit my kindred spirit, Nigel the llama. I met Nigel a few years back on a whim as he stood on a corner downtown in front of an REI store, hobnobbing with the locals. I’d never been up close to a llama but with my Dries wedges on, we stood at eye level. He was so sweet as I was petting him and staring nonstop, thinking, “I’m in Downtown Portland, eye-to-eye with a llama.”
When I received an email from Nigel (!!) a few weeks ago letting me know that he’d be in town, I made plans to visit him both nights. When I began walking towards Nigel downtown on Wednesday night, Steve Backstrom of Wallowa Llamas was standing outside with him. First he said hello, then recognized me and said, “Oh, you and Nigel are old friends.” We talked for quite awhile and I asked if many people specifically request Nigel when they visit Wallowa Llamas. I couldn’t help but laugh when he responded with, “Well, people definitely recognize him but you’re one of the few that put in a special request. You’re definitely one of his biggest fans.”
Nigel is very handsome, all black and has the twinkliest eyes. His demeanor is very zen, even when he’s standing at a shopping mall surrounded by a gaggle of teenage girls, begging for a photo. Needless to say, in the world of llamas, he’s quite the rock star.
This is the shelf above my desk â€”Â I’m always adding and rearranging objects, most often by color. I’m in the middle of tax hell right now, sorting and organizing receipts (hopefully the nights I’ve toiled away will be worth it!) but as soon as that’s behind me, I can’t wait to do some major Spring cleaning and organizing!
Two weeks ago, I was on a neon orange kick. It’s a bit hard to tell in this photo but his week, it’s all about minty goodness! I’ve been wearing Mint Sprint by Sally Hansen Insta-Dri. Love!
With all of this talk of Nigel, I wouldn’t want to leave my little buddy Rocky out of the mix. He joined me during a B Store shoot for Solestruck earlier in the week. I love how the ads came out â€”Â we actually shot them with me standing on my dining room table!
Okay kids, it’s time to return to the aforementioned tax hell. See you soon! xoxo