i learned once again the power of words this week when my sister and her business partner steph visited us for the weekend. they were working on their latest line (a jewelry line called adorn) with their manufacturer here in the bay area, and were staying with tim and i.
we took them into old navy to meet the crew and see the inner workings, from product development to my team working on holiday marketing to evelyn's department polishing up the print images for october. . . the front to back. they were surprised to see us working in three seasons at once until i pointed out that they were selling, designing, and buying all at the same time. . .
anyhoo. i was introducing them as "my sister, lauren, and her partner, stephanie". you see where this is going.
all i know is that there were some VERY disappointed people in our department when they figured out they were really truly just friends. not even friends with benefits.
(however, from this picture, you can see where they MIGHT have gotten the wrong idea.)
we ate our way through the city. from foreign cinema the first night. . .
to the glory of the tartine bakery. morning buns! bread pudding with fresh fuji apples!
to the long wait at house of nanking for lunch before shopping.
(calamari with chili oil! mushrooms with ground pepper and sea salt and fresh basil!)
we tackled the city hard as they were only here for two full days.
but come join us sometime, we sure know how to pack it in!