– Or the art of believing that ancient adage
You’ve heard those stories – sometimes, events will transpire in such a way that you will be where you need or want to be precisely at that moment you need (or want) to be there.
Well, let me tell you dear readers, it’s all true.
Back in the early spring this year, I threw out a sentence to a very dear friend and fellow perfumoholic I know in a phone conversation.
“Wouldn’t it be something if I could make it to Florence for Pitti Fragranze?”
And by implication, be among the first to experience the newest razzle-dazzle moments in the high art of perfume?
“It would, indeed, be… something,” she replied.
At the time, I thought I had a snowball’s chance in Hades, but hey…miracles have been known to occur!
Well, ladies and gentlemen, once again I’ll say it:
Be careful what you wish for!
Whether it was the alignment of the stars, whether wishing on all the full moons or a shooting star one enchanted evening with the Memoir Man, it happened. Also, I received such a great deal on my MacBook Pro, I had a little left over, and decided to put it where my readers are – I mean, c’mon…you’re curious, too, yes?
I have received press accreditation for the event, the tickets have been ordered, the hotel booked, and arrangements made to meet up with a few people I know and adore.
I’m so excited, I have no idea how I’l get through the next week, but I will, no worries! I have never been to Florence before. If I don’t make it to the Santa maria Novella pharmacy, I’ll die. This is far more exciting than you know!
So to the extent Florentine WiFi and Cassius Dio will allow, I shall be reporting to the best (or worst? 😉 ) of my meager abilities on everything planned to set Planet Perfume alight in the months to come.
Stay tuned! And I shall see for you there!
12 thoughts on “Serendipity in action”
Well done and have a great time! Auspicious wotsit alignment, no question. 😉
Thank you, Vanessa! Sometimes, events conspire with us as opposed to against us! Not often enough to suit us, but..it happens…
Excited for you. Please say Hi to Ashoka, Seren, and Dip. Wishing you all the fun of the fair.
I certainly will, Jordan, thank you!
You will have so much fun!!! mmmm hugs and sniffs, what could be better!
Darlin’, I dare say I will! And such stories I’ll have to tell…;-)
This was a divine wish, my dear! So happy for you and for us as we, the armchair travelers of your delightful report, will surely enjoy reading it.
Thank you so much, Rochette! You can look forward to living vicariously…sans my aching feet, LOL!
I live Serendipity moments, the happy or unique coincidences are what makes life interesting. Just to mention I have a lovely perfume called Serendipity in my line of fragrances! Love the article, well done.
Thank you so much for reading, Jane! I love serendipity – and what a great name for a perfume, too!
Congrats, Sheila!! Keep believing, it’s the only way to really live. ❤
No kidding, Suzanne…indeed – is there any other way? 😉