We have some different taste in music but I have to say I unabashedly love Flo-rida because of Stef. At least that one hit about the apple-bottom jeans, boots with the fur, and shorty getting low-low-low.
Growing up, naturally you start discovering cosmetics with your friends and Stef and I always loved fragrance. Who among us growing up in the 80s didn’t have a crush on some boy who wore Drakkar Noir or Polo?
But two of my favorite scents that Stef and I shared that commingled with the smell of the cedar of her family’s vacation rental and the sea on Cape Cod were Agree Shampoo and Design, created by the design house of Paul Sebastian in 1985.
I can still smell Design and the dust of the P-town Army Navy store where I bought my first army jacket and the record store where I bought the boy I liked a Replacements bootleg tape. I felt very illegal in a very sexy way. (Incidentally he wore Chanel for Men. Very grown up for a teen).
Like Design, Stef and my friendship is timeless and lives on and like Agree shampoo our friendship is sweet and very, very precious and, can only be imported from Japan. Ok, that metaphor doesn't really hold up.
Here’s to another forty (ahem, twenty-nine) years!! Love ya, Stef! XO!