I’ve recently fallen in love. The other day I experienced for myself the expression printed on Twang & Pearl’s handbag tags: “I swear,” she said, “the handbag flirted with me first”. From the moment I first laid eyes on ‘Sheila’, newly arrived this Spring from Hobo, I was smitten. What began as an innocent flirtation quickly escalated into a full blown crush. Sheila’s unassuming beauty, classic coolness and rich buttery caramel coloured leather felt like an extension of myself.
I immediately phoned Jana, the woman responsible for bringing her to Salt Spring Island, into Twang & Pearl, and therefore into my life, and breathlessly asked her if I really had to put my new love on the floor where she was sure to flirt with another woman. She said sorry but yes I had to give Sheila a chance to win over some new fans with her buttery vintage black leather twin. I reluctantly did as I was bid and hesitantly posted her picture on Twang & Pearl’s Facebook Fan Page. Several ‘likes’ and excited comments later, one lucky Salt Springer’s husband arrived to purchase her as a gift.
I tried to rationalize, “oh well, I guess it wasn’t meant to be, there’s another woman, I’m sure they are better off together”. A dull ache remained until two weeks later when my heart was sent a flutter again upon opening another shipment from Hobo. And now, Sheila and I are together, reunited, inseparable and happy. I dare you to come in and try and resist her.