The Librocubicularist – Happy Hour – It’s New Orleans
You may have met a librocubicularist and not known it. You may stood next to one at Barnes & Noble. You might even be one.
According to singer-songwriter Alexandra Scott, a librocubicularist is a person who enjoys reading in bed.
According to our crack Happy Hour research staff – Grayson Jernigan – the word is not in Websters’ dictionary, but then Webster can’t be expected to know everything. Alexandra, on the other hand knows a lot of stuff, including inside tales of her hometown Charlottesville and the actions of the neo-Nazis who, for all the wrong reasons, have put the place on the map.
Godwin’s Law of internet etiquette allegedly postulates that discussion of Nazis ends all discussion. But this crowd managed to push on through and cover a great deal of post-Nazi ground – from Fiji-inspired skincare to Polaroid photography, and much more.
Linsey Lamba created her Fijian-inspired skincare line, Ariya Apothecary, when she was working for Microsoft in Seattle and living in New Orleans. A life of bouncing back and forward stressed her out and gave her acne which she cured herself with potions she whipped up based on her mom’s Fijian folk remedies. Today Linsey lives full-time in New Orleans, has a skincare line, and doesn’t need to mess with Microsoft.
Ginette Bone is 6 feet tall but her accent is probably the first thing you notice about her. Living in New Orleans for 37 years hasn’t dimmed her British diction one bit. Ginette and her husband, artist Blake Boyd, own the Boyd Satellite Gallery on Julia Street and are in the throes of assembling their joint decades-long project, Louisiana Cereal. It’s a collection of over 500 Polaroid photographs of Louisiana luminaries that is going to be a limited edition book and an exhibit. You can be a part of it thanks to Kickstarter.
Photos at Wayfare by Alison Moon.