Rocky Pierre was very interested in my glass of iced tea! Or - maybe just the ice cubes!!
And now the question of whether fairies carry purses: The emails gave me definitive information:
"They need somewhere to keep the pixie dust neat and tidy (messes just aren’t allowed ‘ya know) and a small compact to powder tiny noses."
AND: "Yes, they carry purses. That's where they keep their fairy dust!!"