Val the Cookie Queen
I just got back from Esxence 2019. Dribs and drabs of the visit will come out in some future posts. Did I have a brilliant time? Yes. Was the show great? Perhaps – if you could plough your way through the really nice bloggers, way too few, horrific YouTubers, way too many, and Perfume Influencers – wtf – do not even get me started. So many new brands, and I promise you they will not last a year. Enough of that! Let’s have a round up and some photos huh?
Esxence 2019: One Memorable Ravioli. Home from Milan.
B.londeswunder and I arrived at the Milan Central Station at around 09.30 and went off to check into the hotel, shower, put on full slap, and head to the show. Except that did not pan out. We could not check in until midday (how stupid was I to not even think about that?) and all the rooms were full, so no we could not borrow a shower. Right. I have a major hair disorder and could not believe I would have to go to the show with unwashed hair and no shower after having been on a train all night. Deep breath. Double waxed my hair into position, and we then both sat in the lobby, behind a pillar, spread our 37 different make up products onto a towel we put onto the sofa, and spent an hour doing our make up. Changed clothes in the loo. And off we went. No, my hair OCD is not cured, but I continue to learn flexibility.
Talking with Megan from Atelier Des Ors about the new launches. Also Megan of the blog: meganinsaintmaxime. One and the same.
Chatting with Megan, and Clayton of What Men Should Smell Like.
Lunch with our dear friend Antonio.
CAMPOMARZIO 70. VERO IS FOR REAL. THE TRIBUTE.
LAST DAY. LUNCH WITH NEELA AND HER (HOT) HUSBAND
As Hannah and I were strolling through the more arty area of Milan, we had a surprise call from Neela inviting us to join them for lunch. With the wonder that is a navigational system on the phone we proceeded to meet them at the restaurant. Over my dead and mangled body will I ever share what we talked about; suffice it to say they were the best company. The food was exquisite. I ordered ravioli stuffed with ricotta cheese and spinach and an egg yolk. One. About the size of a fried egg. It was quite the most delicious ravioli I had ever eaten. One memorable ravioli.