Love, Loss and What We Wore
I was going to write about the fabulous new perfume place on Melrose that opened and all the goodies that they carry. But I got there and it was.. not so fabulous (which is why I'm not naming it). Not that they lady that was in there wasn't friendly, it's just that there isn't a lot of product. I'll give them a couple of months to settle in and see if it's worth the Melrose hassle (parking there is a b$%^h) and what stock they've added if any. Last week I regaled you all with my petty travails trying to get inexpensive evening wear together for an event I was invited to. You all made pretty great suggestions- so many that it was hard to choose!
The event was for St Jude Children's Research Hospital and was very fancy. I would never have been able to go (unless I was serving dinner) except that I'd become friends with one of the co-chairs. We go to the movies together since her husband doesn't like the RomCom thing and I do. We just went to the Muppets a couple of weeks ago and had a ball. I always bristle when people try to paint Beverly Hills as full of rich snobs who care more about clothing than people. My friends know I'm a churchmouse in the finances, but have never, ever made me feel any less than welcome and equal to them, so matter how North of Sunset they are. Certainly Terre and her family work tirelessly for this charity and she's the most wonderful, down-to-earth person you could ever meet. Everyone I know in this town really does give back in a big way. I wish I could do more. All I can do is ask you to click through and read the article. I had now idea of the mechanics of the hospital: it spends 1.7 million A DAY on patient care and research, all of it donated. All of it to save kids.
So what did I wear? The last of my sample of Salamander by Fleurage, which needs to come to LuckyScent like yesterday. All the ladies I air-kissed said I smelled fabulous..
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