Today’s #TBT was inspired by our last post on Pas De Deux (if you haven’t read it yet, you really must!). As I was listening to the recording of my interview with Ashley and Tiffany, there was a point early on in the conversation where I was telling them about a pair of exquisite sunglasses, by a brand called Costalots by M. Costa, that I had previously purchased from their store. I don’t tend to keep a large collection of sunnies, so when I find a pair that I can really connect with, I'm committed for the long haul. The things that I love about this brand are 1) quality construction 2) great materials 3) beautiful colors/patterns 4) super playful moniker derived from the creator’s surname (I heart word play). When you own a pair of Costalots, you feel like you have a special piece and not some mass-produced P.O.S. that will fall apart after a year or so.
But back to my accessory love affair. In the pictures included in this post, you can see me doing cool, touristy things with them during my honeymoon last October in Thailand. I took them to see a Buddhist temple on top of a mountain, introduced them to some elephants and then let them relax on the beach. At the risk of sounding like a complete space cadet who can’t keep track of her belongings (especially in light of my moto boots post), I’ll just say that I was unwillingly forced to offer them up to the ocean gods during our last stop in Phuket. I’ll tell you the story...you wanna hear it, here it go!
There I was minding my own business, wading around like one does on one’s honeymoon. All of a sudden, I’m pummeled by a wave whose sole intention (I’m sure of it) was to separate me from my sunnies. I tried to hold on but into the water they went. There was a fleeting moment where I spotted them floating just beneath the surface of the clear blue sea, and I saw the narrow chance to reclaim them before they were carried away by a selfish tide. Alas, they literally slipped right through my fingers. I returned to our beach cabana to sulk in my fish and chips while my loving husband waited to see if they would wash up. Our hopes for their return would prove to be futile.
I can’t say enough about how much I loved those glasses and planned to be with them for years to come. But you know what they say. If you love something, you have to let it go. If it doesn’t come back, it was probably eaten by a shark.