Is anyone out there? The DNS is propagating. We’ve testing the transferred site, and it looks okay. You never know until the propagation is done, so I’m just waiting, with my fingers crossed, for that to be finished to see how good my blog-moving skills were. Portia calls me a drama queen when I whine about WordPress and blogs and this crap, and I am.
Tom is sick today, and after two days of all my Drama Queen Blog Tantrum Throwing, I’m not sure how entertaining I’ll be, but let’s give it a whirl! If I wind up in a puddle over in the corner cursing, just step over me and come back on Friday when Portia will be entertaining.
After the first slowdown, I begged them to let me pay them more money so I didn’t have to ever deal with this slowdown/off thing again. “Oh, not necessary, you are absolutely fine!” they said. I started turning back on all my plug-ins and the fonts and the blogroll, etc. A week later, another slowdown and then
and I went shopping to find a host that gives you a call first to help you figure out what is spiking the thing that nobody keeps track of so I can fix it. In the meantime, a few features had to be turned off so I could keep the blog alive until I could get it moved. If you see some glitchy stuff, I’m working on sweeping up the flotsam and jetsam of a move. Heck, I may as well just do a new theme while I’m at it. No? Fine, I’ll wait because that could be the final step through the Revolving Door of Insanity that leaves me on the wrong side.
Okay, that was really entertaining.
Sniffa, what was I saying? Oh, it was great. Wonderful to spend time with Musette and March, meet up with Erin from Now Smell this, Francesca, Mark Behnke, Alyssa Harad, and a lot of other perfume peeps that a lot of people know, but some don’t. Don’t tell anyone, but I don’t really go for the perfume. I go for the company. The trip to CB was wild, watching the former dismissive of reality scent peeps come around to the correct way of thinking. As was the JAR experience – tears, laughter, there’s really not much that compares to it. The good news is, Taylor said it is possible the original formulation of JAR Golconda is coming back. I know!
The Bergdorf breakfast was way too long, like 2.5 hours. Musette and March snuck out with that “going to the bathroom” excuse and then never came back as they went shopping ahead of the crowd, getting fabulous eyebrows from the expert brow lady at Bobbie Brown.
Now, y’all know that they do a huge basket giveaway at Bergdorf Goodman for Sniffa, right? But you have to enter your name, which I always forget to do, just figuring it magically gets in the basket somehow. March apparently figures the same thing, but Musette dropped in an entry for March that said – March (by Anita).
Yes, you know how this story ends. Time for the drawing, Musette heads for the bathroom, March goes to see who wins. All of a sudden we see a shrieking March running back towards the bathroom – yup, in Bergdorf – screaming “You won, I won, we won!!” or some/all variations of that. It was hysterical, especially since she was in 4-inch platform
bang-me –banging shoes. I don’t know what all was in the basket, they arranged to have it shipped, but I am expecting a full report once it arrives – and you should be too!
Lunch was, well, lunch. Alyssa and Musette did a great job with their speeches, March threw mints and will likely be expunged from the e-mail invitation list, but it was really pretty funny. It threw Musette completely off her game and off her prepared speech, and she does a great job when she just stands up and starts talking. We spent a nice, long time at MiN New York on Friday evening chatting with Chad and Mindy. MiN is a beautiful shop, well laid out, very zen, lovely perfumes, a bar area to belly up to as you try some scents, couple of chairs and a couch if you just want to get off your feet for a bit and figure out how you really feel about that scent. This is what a perfume shopping experience should be like. And they are both just lovely – friendly knowledgeable, warm. We loved our time there and could have just bunked in for the night, but I had to get my incense burner treasure home. I’m still more than a little embarrassed about what I paid for it. I blame Francesca and Michelle.
Sniffa continued on Sunday, as we meandered over to Barneys – not on the tour, we were sorta just mashing about by ourselves at this point – to sniff the bell jars, where I finally got some Une Voix Noire to sniff – we talked about this on Tuesday. What was funny is watching Musette and Alyssa get all swoony over Serge Lutens de Profundis. Not that I disagree, it is probably my favorite Lutens perfume. They had both missed it or dismissed it when it launched last year, I believe. Musette dragged me over to the Frederic Malle counter – March was back at the apartment with a migraine – where she showed me the Carnal Flower spray for hair.
How on earth did I miss this?!?!
Someone really should have told me before now. Amazing stuff, green tuberose lightly scenting your hair as you go walking around. I’m going to need more than the little tester the nice Barney’s man made up for me. Then it was off to Osswald in Soho, the new perfume shop, which is also an old perfume shop since they are located in Switzerland. Another gorgeous shop with a bunch of perfumes difficult to find outside of Europe. Lovely staff, lovely shop, they opened up for us on Sunday.
I was super-sad to come home and leave all my lovely friends that are so much fun to spend time with. Really sad when I came back to that &%^#&*^ mess that hopefully will have propagated by morning so you all can come visit and say hi! So let’s have some fun and speculate about what’s in that basket! I’ll see if I can talk Musette into forking over more of the sample stash she shipped to her house for a lucky commenter or two.