I am punch-drunk happy. Luca is visiting from boarding school and I’m taking a couple days off work: pure, unadulterated decadence, just like playing hooky.
The kids and I went to Chinatown yesterday, one of our favorite haunts, where you can buy cool stuff for cheap.
It was all blue sky, red lanterns, and dry heat. Less foot traffic, as it was a Monday, and most kids were back in school.
We ate lunch at our favorite cafe.
We like it there because they have art-student art on the walls.
We always get the Shaking Beef.
And cool drinks. Yesterday’s selection: Sprite, Ginger Limeade and Chai Tea Boba.
Did you know Chinatown has the best deals on nail polish?
Also, hair clips.
Chinatown is, hands down, the best place to shop for poppers and smoke bombs.
And dress shoes so kitsch they’re glam.
Cactus votives. A bargain, no. A must-have, yes.
And the best part?