Stopped by the Farewell Books opening last weekend. Ran into my dear friend from many years back, Tamara Becerra Valdez .While I had always known she was a stellar person and wonderful fine artist, Her line Bontanicals Folklorica was a wonderfully awesome suprise. So much insight, wizardly science and care to aesthetic detail goes into her concoctions. I don’t want to do them a disservice by trying to explain them. I plan to stufy them all very soon, at which time I will rhapsodize no end to every person I meet! Truthfully though, she hasn’t so far needed my endorsement at all. Since I ran into her again, in every social interaction I have had , the person I am talking to has brought her up, or brought out her product! Go check out her goods at Farewell and La Botanica, a cultural gifts store on Tillery.