The Suite Part
I’ve just returned from a pitch-perfect visit to France. My days were the stuff that dreams are made of – just wonderful. I was there with Bob with no real agenda less the pursuit of exploring the world and being together. We spent our time together (and with friends) well - enjoying the pace and panache of Paris, the earthy sun-kissed bounty of Burgundy and the easy pace and sheer luxury of Provence. I came back full and sated on so many levels…
I have never been in the Country for BlogHer — it has just never worked out. This year, the planets aligned. Not only did I make it back in time for a quick “drive by” I made it back in time to celebrate and support my friends and their amazing endeavors. I was so over-the-moon to see Audrey and Vera’s Getting Gorgeous come to life (having been there on paper since the start, it was a real thrill) and see the careful perfection of Nicole’s Land’s End BACK TO SCHOOL event – watching the grace with which she hosted no-less than four events — a major coup and shining moment (did I mention all three women looked stunning as can be?).
I had just enough time to do a little entertaining Julia style. This included a small dinner at Casa Nona followed by the newly named (by us!), Cheese Suite at the W Hotel, Union Square. There we simply hung – sipped champagne, nibbled on macaroons, cupcakes and a glorious selection of cheeses (thank you Bedford Cheese Shop – you are my hero) and basked in the glow of friendship, mentorship, laughter and good fortune. It felt all kinds of wonderful.
And that was the Suite Part – all WOW (thank you too to the W, Union Square’s Maria, Gerald and Mickey for making this last minute gathering a reality) and all worthwhile!
And now Monday has hit hard, I am a bit road worn and certainly sleepy – but happy for the memories!