I don't know why I need them, but I need Glassybaby! There's something so tactile, so elemental about those gorgeous, chunky little hand-blown cups. Each is a little masterpiece, a tiny jewel, a self-affirming girly extravagance that is so hard to resist.
At $40 a pop, buying a Glassybaby for yourself can be an act of defiance, too - "yeah, I'm worth it! Was there something you wanted to say?" - but they also make great gifts for girlfriends - an adorable little pick-me-up.
So, my friend Elizabeth and I have a new tradition: Our birthdays are both in April, so every April, we head to the Glassybaby studio in Madrona, where we can watch artists make Glassybaby behind a glass wall, buy a GB for each other, and then head 'round the corner to the Hi Spot for a fabulous lunch. Girl Perfect.
Now comes word that Glassybaby is having a seconds sale - Saturday, June 21, at 10:00 a.m. For this one shining moment, you can have a GB for only $26. Sure, it will be "flawed," but I'm pretty sure that will only add to its charm.