Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I'm just sitting on a shelf

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott

Bonjour all!
As you may or may not know, I'm an avid adventurer who loves to explore the nooks and crannies of the world. It was the love of discovery that my friend and I came upon this really interesting old-world store known as Julius Vesz Pipes located within a historic hotel. Apparently Julius Vesz is one of the world’s premiere pipe makers and has been perfecting his craft for close to 50 years. He maintains a supply of centuries-old briar that has been accumulated since the 1960s. I had the pleasure to walk in to the store and meet the guy himself.

As soon as you walk in, I instantly took in the heavy musky scent accumulated from what the store contains. It instantly took me back to memories of my grandfather, as I clearly recall his love for pipes and the scent he lightly had on him. Very unexpected, that trip down memory lane and I was very touched.

I was instantly drawn to these guys. I would love a collection of these for my own personal library as decor. A small thought came over me as I wondered to and fro gazing at these lovely soldiers fondly: A scene from one of my favorite films "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" where Benjamin was playing with several of them in a battle and making those "pow pow" noises. I wanted to attempt such a scene.

Very interesting indeed.

They were so interesting. The fact that he has his own special blends you could smell hints of it throughout the store. I really felt like I stepped back in time somewhat. I know if I bought one of these fine pipes and those special Julius Vesz for my dear friend Sherlock Holmes, he would in fact love me more than Watson I should think.
It was really peaceful. Towards the centre there were these fine burgundy leather couches where there was an old coffee table. There was a guest book and as we went through the fine pages, there were guests who wrote lovely comments as far back as the 1970's. The nice part of it towards the end was how his granddaughter wrote cute comments in them.

Clearly towards the end of my make-believe, the Spectacular Brigade (my side) won. Obviously.

And that's all for now, ciao!


  1. tiny small men make me feel funny and is always nice to feel out of your time to experience the past. -From the only and only one J.k.

  2. I love your blog. You've got a way with words, young lady!

  3. Thanks J.K and thanks a bunch Gina!!


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