Here's a suggestion from Jane in NYC!
Ohhhhhh, give my love to EVERYONE at forest. I miss
you all. But I'm glad I'm here. Hey, I saw an Indian
restaurant on 3rd av which looks how the gold room
should look. Buy more fairy lights than you know what
to do with and string them all up over the ceiling
like a giant glowing web of goodness, then fill all
the cracks with a holy shitload of tinsel and weird
plastic gold things. Like lucky cats, you know, the
perenially knocking kind. Buy mexican tat too, some
catholic memorablia. Build some shrines (ooooooh!).
Perform some voodoo. From the outside everyone will
stop and stare at the glowing gorgeous goodness of
your aladdin treasure trove. And come inside and
drink chai. Please propose this to the good people.
If it was done in January, all the materials would be
SOOOOOO cheap. Post xxmas. here is how it looks:
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