WOOHOO! We are headed to London. I love London, and London loves me! I adore the dry sense of humor there, and the way they live like there is no tomorrow. The men in Europe, in general, dress so elegantly. I really enjoy that! When I go the other side of the pond I take hats, gloves, fascinators, and every opportunity to sport them. There is no such thing as overdressing in Europe. It is a sign of respect when one shows up to an occasion dressed to the nines. My years living and working abroad have instilled in me a passion for fine food, wine, theme parties, and enjoying life to the fullest.
On that topic I am going straight to the bathtub. My daughter once said one of the most sentimental places in our home is my bathtub. Straight from the mouth of babes! We have had our best chats in the bathtub! She's too old now to fit both of us in it, but now I sit on the side and have heart-to-hearts with her while she bathes. That's why I favor a free standing, old fashioned tub. Just like the one in London.
Carole says, as a widow, she went to London and had a fresh start. She points out widows are supposed to mourn, not move on romantically so fast. She really got me thinking, because, when one divorces, it's not a good idea to be gallivanting around town with a new lover either, because it directly effects your divorce proceedings. The other thing Carol brought to mind was that if you have children and assets between you and your ex in limbo there is NO fresh start. Seriously! I don't think I have to explain this one.
Last note, how fabulous is Carole's neighborhood in London? Picturesque and romantic. I was there and I can tell you the energy was wonderful. She is one sexy cat with good taste. I was so proud of her at my Social Life Magazine party. Her outfit, hair, and makeup were perfection. I had a wonderful group of friends that night from around the world, and she was still a stand out. FYI, a little behind the scenes, that was a Sonja in the City party.
I am very excited Aviva trusts me to orchestrate her anniversary party. I didn't have much time, but I have a great team in place and she understands that we have a crazy schedule.