The Divine Driver, our fellow friend, and I continued to drink in the Magickal Energy of New Hope, Pennsylvania, and we took a short break from going in to stores, and either browsing, buying or both, and took a look at the ducks and geese that were swimming and eating the bird feed that was left over from others feeding them.
We then went to a place that I have always wanted to go into, but never did before: Celt-Iberia Traders, featuring “The Art and Craft of Ireland and Spain.”
I have always been intrigued by this store, and always wanted to go in there, and now, not only did my two fellow Hispanic Witches and I do so, but I even purchased two items (gifts for another, by the way).
It was lovely browsing at the different items. I must admit, being the Winter Baby that I AM, I kept looking longingly at the Merino Wool scarves and shawls, knowing that wearing them now would be akin to sitting on top of a kiln! For some of you that get so cold so easily, maybe not, but I was sweating just looking at them!
Feel free to visit their Website http://www.celtiberiatraders.com
Then, we walked around and eventually found our way to this mini mall, that no longer had a store from which I had purchased a pair of “man-watcher” sunglasses. They are also known as “spyware” eyeglasses, because the let the wearer know who is behind him or her.
I like them, because I can see a nice male butt as I keep it moving! Ha!
We, of course, went to Mystickal Times where I could purchase some of their brand of incense, as well as some Wildberry brand “Isis” incense.
New to Mystickal Times were swords! I must admit, I was a bit surprised because, first, they had not had swords there in all the years I went to that store, and second, they were a bit too close to the door, and in front of the counter. There were several that drew me; one I would swear was a replica of Excalibur, and one had a crown-like orb in gold and blue on the hilt. That one certainly drew me!
It was nice to be back. I have learned a lot from Eric, one of the owners. When he speaks, I listen!
Of course, at this point, the day was beginning to wind down, and we knew that the time was approaching to start heading back home.
And how could I forget one of my other favorite places to visit in New Hope: The Last Temptation.
I had my usual Café Olé (half coffee, half cream [or, in this case, half-an-half]), some sugar, and some cinnamon. Uber DELICIOSO!!
And, I reminded my two fellow Hispanic Witches that there is a seating area upstairs, so we could sit and relax. I immediately claimed the rocking chair, as I had not sat in a rocking chair in a long time, and took an opportunity to be photographed, again.
By the way, The Last Temptation no longer has Café Olé on the menu, but they shall happily make it for you. Just remember, half of the cup is filled with coffee, the other half with cream (or, in their case, half-an-half).
Incidentally, I have had an Instagram account for a few months. As such, I post photographs, from time to time, but not that often.
Although I love sweet treats, I did not feel inclined to eat any of the sweet treats, although one of my fellow Hispanic Witches devoured the dark chocolate brownie. Personally, I can take or leave chocolate, but even I eyed this one with a great deal of interest. For the record, there were two of them, but I digress.
Interestingly enough, there were a few other places that we checked out. One of them specialized in gifts for men (given the merchandise, I would say heterosexual men). Mr. Prosperity found a beautiful green candle, shaped like a $100 bill bundle. Ironically, Mr. Prosperity did not spot it first, it was one of his fellow Hispanic Witches.
Nonetheless, once spotted, Mr. Prosperity made sure to purchase it. The merchant wanted to make sure I knew that it was a candle, and I assured him that I saw the wick.
I have not decided what to do with it, yet, but I look forward to using it when the time is right.
Our last meal of the evening was at Fran’s Pub, although we opted for pizza. In addition, to pizza, I also ate one of my favorite salads: mozzarella caprese. Theirs was molto bene!!
I had a great time at Fran’s Pub, and although I rarely drink alcohol, there was a blue drink, appropriately called a “Blue Lagoon,” that intrigued me.
You can find out more about Fran’s Pub by visiting http://franspub.net and you can text FRANSPUB to 91944 to receive deals on “food & drinks & more!”
Of course, these last few months, I have been purchasing more journals and blank books, than actual books, and I happen to love Farley’s Bookshop. I often state, both online and off, the importance of supporting one’s independent booksellers.
Every single time I have visited Farley’s Bookshop, I have found some unique journals. This time was no different, although this time I purchased a set of three writer’s notebooks: one ruled, one blank, and one graphed. I look forward to using them, also when the time is right.
Feel free to visit Farley’s Bookshop http://www.farleysbookshop.com
This Re-Minds me not only how much I love Pennsylvania, but how much richer, happier and more fulfilling my life is. Indeed, I could not have asked for such a lovely, perfect, and Healing day for all of us.
I cannot wait to return. In fact, I think it is safe to say I AM already planning the day!