I love wonderful little shops with names like
Bliss or Dwell or Luxe or Posh.
Places with one-of-a-kind finds handpicked by the owner.
The kind of shops where sweet scents say "welcome"
and everywhere you look, you're delighted.
The kinds of places where I'm surprised to find
things that say ME in no uncertain terms.
Not that I always have to take them home,
I'm paring down, not filling myself up
with stuff I don't need, no matter how enticing.
(OK - that's a goal. . . but I'm working on it. )
But oh my, it is a treat for the soul
and a field trip for artsy-types.