– 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!