London’s section of town dedicated to India’s flavored markets, fashion designers, cafe’s and sweet aromas of Thai, Ethiopian and Middle Eastern foods and delicacies. Since being in London I have spent more money than I really should, but where else am I gonna get these retail items that I have longed for… yesterday I went to Brighton a little bohemian town south by an hour of London on the coast. Now keep in mind it is winter here so the climate is a bit on the chilly side. Strolling along the beach sounds nice and cozy but the reality is far from it, more like cold and windy. Despite the wind, nothing smells better than the salt of the ocean and the sound of the waves crashing upon the shore.
When I lived in southern California the best thing on earth was going to the beach after a long fucked up day and just walking next to the water, wind carrying the smell of salt through your senses and the waves carrying all your troubles away. Sometimes I look back and wonder why the fuck I even wanted to leave that all behind me… always the need for movement I suppose. Something new, something different… or perhaps the lack of satisfaction.
Nonetheless, I made my decision and I am following through this time. No giving up. I might not be able to stand Madrid 24/7 but I am there and it is my home until I complete this degree. I will be a better person and perhaps I will be able to achieve something great after I get a piece of paper proving my worth. I may not be able to figure it all out but I am pretty confident whatever it is will have to be dynamic, dangerous and deeply moving.
Moving on….Back to retail therapy… my non-vegan love for leather shoes — I am a sinner and a hypocrite (an honest one tho…) Although I scoured for a nice pair of vegan friendly boots, I caved in and bought some kick ass boots in Brighton and today in the upcoming fashion district I over-paid for this pretty killer shoulder-holster money bag that was assembled from men’s suits and rivets. It came with a nice little recycling shopping bag as well so I felt good about the purchase. Now to revamp my look while I am in the states. I am hoping my sister can help me with my fashion sense… I am slightly hopeless in the fashion field.