Look at how cute this couple is.
I mean really, don’t you feel like you already know them?
They look like a regular old down-to-earth couple that really loves each other and likes to have fun. Seriously, look at these guys:
This is them working on what eventually became their new store in Marina Del Rey, CA – and this is what it looks like now:
Warm, inviting colors. Lots of happy, smiling faces and fun products – just what an adult store should be! A fun place for adults to explore and learn and find new ways to play together…
I don’t even need to tell you how psyched I am that Ian and Alicia (the owners) have agreed to host my LA area book event. It’s gonna be a total blast, and I can’t wait to meet this amazing couple. Like most people who’ve been in relationships for a long time (and especially after having children), theirs was getting stale – and so they decided to break up the routine and explore what made them happy, and this store (and the accompanying website) were born. Actually, this is the second version of their store (you can read all about their history here), and things seem to be getting better and better for them each passing year. If they are not living examples of the Lindas of the world that I wrote about in “Boy Meets Girl, The End”, I don’t know who is.
If you are in the area – hell, if you are anywhere near Southern California on May 5th – come down and hang out with us. I’ll be reading and laughing and smiling ear to ear and generally acting the fool, and a good time will be had by all. And just think, you’ll be in the perfect place to pick up some new toys or some new ideas for your own entertainment, and you’ll be supporting two of the coolest people in LA. And Venice freaking beach is like 2 blocks away, so you know I’m going to try to get a bunch of us down there afterwards at some point.
I can’t think of a better way to spend a sunny Saturday in Southern California…