Monday, August 31, 2009

Tai Pan

I'm afraid that the blog entries of my vacation (notice I make a point to never never use the word vacay) will prove to be a huge disappointment. I usually spend at least an entire day in SLC running errands. The Costcos are better and the dentists are American. With a little extra free time I decided to sneak in to Tai Pan and see what all the fuss was about. I knew it was going to be good when I parked next to this mom. A potential bestie.

So skeptically, I went in. And you know what? I hate to admit it, but that place is awesome. I can totally see why you guys are living way outside your means. Great store. Never been there? Picture a Daybreak model home on an acid trip, and I mean that in a good way, and that's Tai Pan.

In about 20 minutes, I had blown my allowance on a bird cage and two paper pumpkins. There is something magical about the store. I don't know if it was the smell, or the strategically placed silk flowers, but I had almost convinced myself to buy a distressed wooden sign with the phrase painted on it: "Find Joy In Your Journey" when Camilla slapped me across the face and told me to pull myself together.


MandoRama said...

Tai Pan overwhelms me, as does the mom running errands with her baby in platform heels. I gotta ask: How'd you get your loot back home? Extra suitcase?

The Galan Family said...

Love all your iphone pics. I wish I could capture the true essence of Utah the way you do.

Megan Healey Taylor said...

I know an American dentist... :)

Janelle said...

Tai Pan? Where have you been all my life! Of course, what I really want is a "find joy IN your journey" sign, so I guess I would still be left empty-handed. It's all in the emphasis. On a more serious note, I just got back from Utah and want to know what the heck is the deal with Utah mom's and true religion jeans? Or inch wide stripes in their hair?