Sunday, May 3, 2009

Au revoir pour maintenant, mon ami

A good friend of mine is following her heart and moving to Paris! She got me started making jewelry, so I am eternally grateful for that. She has taught me so much, and really inspired me in my jewelry techniques. We met over 10 years ago when I first lived on my own after moving to California, and she came to my wedding nine years ago - one of the few California friends I have that did. I remember one evening at about 11 pm I called her in a panic because I was trying to self-teach myself how to solder, and I couldn't get it to hold. I was doing everything wrong, had all the wrong tools, but I was determined to get it done. Thankfully she showed me the proper way to solder. We had many great evenings of jewelry making and boutique planning, and several very successful boutiques that we co-hosted.

Last night we had a great dinner at Daisy Mint to celebrate my friends' new path. The Asian Fusion restaurant had a great artsy atmosphere with attentive service. We started with the Peanut Dumplings and Tofu Delight, both were excellent. We had the Panang Curry with Tofu and brown rice on the side. The use of pumpkin in the dish sealed the deal for me. My first spoon of the curry vindicated our choice. The taste of the spicy coconut based gravy and vegetables blending with the sweetness of the pumpkin was tantalizing to say the least....a taste explosion! We also had the Sizzling Seafood (shrimp, scallop, black mussels, crab and basil with spicy chili & garlic sauce)

I will for sure miss her company, inspiration, and knowledge. She is a talented jeweler and a great teacher. Goodbye for now my friend, I wish you as much health and happiness as the world has to offer. May your new path be filled with many blessings.

A lovely Luna Grace Designs Creation


Desert Rose said...

it is so sad to say goodby to a dear friend, but being able to find all the good things this friendship has brought you must have brought you much JOY!!!

Paint Girl said...

Good luck to your friend! It is always sad to have someone so close move so far away!
Sounds like you guys had a wonderful night out at dinner! Your making me hungry!

storybeader said...

hope you will be able to keep in touch, on the Internet!

Kathleen Coy said...

Best of luck to your friend on her new adventure!

fernvalley01 said...

Sad to see a good friend move away , but how exiting for her!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Good luck to your friend and her adventure!
Sorry you are losing your friend, but hopefully you can stay in touch via the WWW.

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