While enjoying my breakfast on the deck, I heard the courier van pull up. I ran to the door, and there it was — the package from my friend Apol in France. It arrived on my birthday morning! Opening it was like a matroyshka doll: inside the package were gifts and other little gifts from within. So now I am the proud owner of my own Maya bag by Massebieau, my vintage street sign with my other name on it, and handmade cuff from my dear friend. I especially loved her little thank you’s peppered in my package. Makes me feel even more grateful. Merci Apol!