A Day in the Life:
9:00 Get out of subway station, see a charming cafe where I grab banana bread and a coffee then start walking to my 9 am appt - in the wrong direction - in full tundra wind blowing the "stylish" fur hat right off my head and spilling coffee down my coat for a few blocks until I realize that I'm no longer on the same street as I wanted to be on...
9:05 Realize my mistake and start speed-walking the opposite direction. Throw undrunken, but half gone coffee in trash can.
9:10 I arrive at showroom - out of breath and sopping wet. That's what happens when you "speed walk" in a down coat. Not pretty. But after that troubled beginning, it actually did get a lot better and these were the appts I had today, which I can only hope will develop into long CVIVIER friendships:
9:20 First meeting with a Euro trend forecaster who was running late too, mercifully - just late enough for me to regain composure.. ;)
10:30 Taxi uptown to Henri Bendels on 5th Ave.
12:30 City bus back to showroom to meet with Carla from Jumelle Brooklyn
2:00 Babble through a highly intimidating meeting in French with Sarah from Colette.
3:00 Taxi to meet Anne at Steven Alan in Tribeca
4:00 Taxi to meet Gigi from Madewell
8:00 Get a virtually unattainable same day Babbo reservation, thank you Simone...so delicious...
11:00 Finally return to the super cute, Roman and Williams designed Ace Hotel
Brush teeth with $10 Aspesi toothpaste from the Ace Hotel No. 8 shop. (I needed toothpaste! And it's Italian and it's cute. And it's really good.)