I have never ever been the type to call people by their last names, but for some reason the magical Ms. Medina is simply "Medina" to me, about 60% of the time. Yesterday was her birthday, and I thought perhaps she needed a signature stamp, a sort of calling card, a feminine, poppy-red version of Zorro's "Z". Watch out, San Francisco!
Medina is one of those rare women who can wear a bright red flower in her hair and have it look almost understated, and just exactly right. Gorgeous. I love Medina, I love poppies, poppies are magic: there you have it, the entire creative process. I was especially inspired by this amazing poppy wallpaper from Plants and Their Application to Ornament. This is a recognizable poppy, right? I saw so many poppy illustrations that were just roses with seed pods stuck on- sacrilege!
I also brought the birthday girl the ingredients for her brand-new signature cocktail...
-1 part Columbia Gorge Organic Cranberry Raspberry Juice
-2 or 3 parts Champagne (you know, sparkling white wine)
Um, that's it!
Happy Birthday, Medina! You get mas picante every year.