I like Sammi's dress! And Michelle's hobby.
If you haven't read Mindy Kaling on romantic comedy types, you must: http://www.newyorker.com/humor/2011/10/03/111003sh_shouts_kaling.
Best part: The Gallery Worker character is the rare female movie archetype that has a male counterpart. Whenever you meet a handsome, charming, successful man in a romantic comedy, the heroine’s friend always says the same thing: “He’s really successful. He’s”—say it with me—“an architect!”
Wow! I never really 'got' the Baba Yaga posts in the past but this one is just perfect. Printing out "In the meantimes do not hold so much yr every feeling in the palm of yr hand like a beating frog-heart. These are the jumpings of the world making themselves known to you & not the you-yourself." to put up in every room of my house. Truly necessary advice for the overly-introspective.
@stonefruit Hmmm.... I have investigated Barthe DeClements and I do not think I have read any of those, nor do any seem to match our mysterious Apartment-Therapy-approved home decor novel. But I am glad to know you remember this, too! Incidentally, what kind of name is Barthe? Bart+Martha-Barf=?
@bishopsbird Thanks y'all! This is so exciting! Although now I feel a little silly that I couldn't figure this one out.
@Aphrodite Yes! Elsha! She was awesome and she totally overthrew the class system AND the sexism of the high priests. Good shit.
ALSO! There is a motel, in Florida, that may be painted pink. Lots of interesting people come to stay in the hotel, and there is a weathervane that has something to do with the mystery plot. There may be a dapper grandfather-type in a Cadillac.
@Elsajeni I remember this, too! And yep, that's the one. I had the same cover and everything.
@emilywhite Sally J. Friedman! So good! Everyone please re-read, it will totally brighten your day/week/life.
Can we do this every week? This is the best. THE BEST. Okay. Mine is a girl, early high school, who is redecorating her room. She has two (?) older sisters and this is some kind of coming-of-age ritual in her family, picking out how you want to redecorate your room. She talks about soft, glowing colors, and this is the book that taught me what a flokati rug is, and that clearly I need one in my life. Also, she doesn't have many friends, but starts to get secret notes from a mystery friend at school. There might be a boy? The boy might be the secret friend? The secret friend might be black and that is a plot point? I mainly remember the flokati rug and the mystery messages. Please help!