Empresses, Goddesses, Fairies, and Gypsies Come...
I'm so excited about the place I am going to show off for my second installment of "Tuesdays in My Town."
Now, maybe some of you might be blessed to live in rad cities with tons of cute little boutiques and dreamy shops to buy unique trinkets and treasures. Well, for the most part, my small rednecky country town is certainly NOT that place.
And yet we are lucky enough to have the most beautiful enchanted little shop right on our Main Street: EMPRESS. Oh Empress, it's all you baby, you bewitch and bewilder this crazy mountain town.
Come take a peek inside its lusciousness.
marmy and i stopped by the other day to swoon a little.
the owner, Carol, is the most ravishing gypsy bellydancer mama.
she's been making good things happen in our town ever since i was in high school and she and her sister Lisa ran a incense-infused hippie shop called "Sisters' Secrets."
i'm wishing so badly i'd taken a picture of her for you guys but she wasn't there that day. don't worry, i'll introduce her at some point, cause she's kind of a placerville celebrity.
carol has the best knack for romantic displays that i've EVER SEEN.
she blisses out on the sensual and womanly and sexy and moving and fancy-free:
a whole area of the store is devoted to the ethereally feminine and sensuous:
gorgeous gypsy clothes, both new and vintage:
o, the jewelry!
pirate queen feathered hats:
or 1920s robin hood flowered caps:
oh you will leave feeling like an old timey princess of thieves, a bewitching queen of the underworld.
if you ever come to placerville ring me up and we'll meet at Empress and get gussied up as the ravishing goddesses we are!