Portia in Chicago!

Happy Birthday to ME!!!

Happy Birthday to ME!!!

I usually get squooed on my birthday.  It’s one of those days, like folks who are born on (or near) Christmas – or the 4th of July.  We get squooed.  Mine is usually right at or around Thanksgiving (unlike Christmas & the 4th of July, T-
Day is not a fixed date).  Folks are traveling, offices are shut, turkeys are roasting and I’m …squooed.


But not this year!  THIS year I get a magnificent present:  PORTIA TURBO!  Yah!  Portia and her family are coming to Chicago to hang out and eat chocolate cake with me!  Can you SQUUUUUEEEEEE! ??????

I am SO excited!  And …because I am a decent sort…I am going to share Portia with you.  We’ll be doing the most casual of Sniffs on Monday 24 November.  We’re going to Barneys, where we will sniff a couple of scentst and yap about it, then we’ll go over to investigate the new, gorgeous Neiman-Marcus Beauty & Fragrance Dept and do it all over again, probably around 3 or 4p.  This will NOT be like Chicocoa or LA – it’s really nothing more than a bunch of people getting together and yapping/sniffing…..then we’re going to go over to the Peninsula (or some other fabulous hotel) lobby and have cocktails and yakk some more.

Wanna join us?  Oooh!  we might have cake.

But whether we have cake is irrelevant.  WE. WILL. HAVE. PORTIA!  She will be bringing these:

no she isn't

no she isn’t


For those of you who have not met Portia IRL, lemmetellya…you are in for such a treat.  Portia is……omg.  Portia is a force of Nature.  Portia is a Force for Good.  Portia is so stunningly fabulous that you can’t even imagine. Such wonderfulness.

We’re going to meet at Barneys around 1:30p on Monday 24 November…and we will party like it’s My Birthday (which it isn’t – it’s the day before my birthday – but with PORTIA in the HOUSE?  EveryStinkin’DAY is MY BIRTHDAY!!!)

There is no signup, no reservations – just show up at Barneys…or…N-M….or, watch this space and I’ll confirm where we’re going to meet for cocktails/coffee.  I realize it’s a Monday, so for a lot of us, mid-day Monday isn’t the easiest – but it’s PORTIA!  So if you’re able, please do join us!


DO NOT EMAIL ME AT THE POSSE EMAIL.  It’s broken.  I broke it.  In fact,  my entire personal (non-Bear Boring) ‘device life’ is broken.  In fact #2:  Rina (who won Sunshine) and Michelle (who won Dreams of Smoke) – you two need to re-message me at my gmail account (evilauntieanita) with your information.  That’s why y’all don’t have anything yet.  Apologies.  But if you could’ve seen the mess that virus left…..it’s like Godzilla stomped through the computer, on his way to fight Mothra.  I have to get another laptop and once that’s set up I’ll get the Posse email back).  Godzilla says he’s sorry, too.


So if you have questions about the Portia Visit, please email me at the gmail addy.    There will also be updated information on the Scented Events group on Facebook, as well as our Perfume Posse page.

  • Kandice says:

    My birthday is actually Nov. 24th, so I have the same problem too! Since you’re having such a fab time on my birthday, I definitely wish I could join you. Unfortunately, the price of the trip is out of the question. But please smell everything and eat lots of cake in honor of both your birthday and mine 🙂

  • Katherine says:

    I’m so jealous!! My birthday is Nov 25 and every year its the same thing!

  • Ann says:

    Oooh, lucky BOTH of you!! Sounds like an absolute blast!! BTW, where will you guys be staying in Chicago?

  • malsnano86 says:

    Nobody but you could get an apology out of Godzilla.

    SO jealous you get to hang with Portia for your birthday! Too far for me to come visit… and anyway, I will probably have a girl home for Thanksgiving then (YAY)… but I know you guys will have a blast. We expect a full report. With pictures. And cake.

    • Musette says:

      you know…G really isn’t a bad sort. He’s just BIG. And with the tail and the fire and all…..but he means well.

      It’s fun when they come home for the hollerdays, innit? El O is on the road right now and one of his boys was trying to intersect with him – I could hear the lilt in his voice as he was recounting it..and he’s on his way to see his mother….and I’m sure she’s delighted. xoxoxoxoA

  • That sounds like so much fun!! If I could afford the plane ticket I’d be so there! And Happy Birthday!

  • Dina C. says:

    This is one of those times that I want a teleporter. Just a simple one-person teleporter. That’s not too much to ask, is it? My bday is a week before yours Musette, so I’ll be raising a fork of birthday cake in your direction in November, too. 🙂 Wish I could be in Chicago with you and Portia and the posse gang. I want to hear all about it: the scents, the cocktails, the cake, and what handbag you decide to carry that day. 🙂

    • Musette says:

      LOL! You know me too well. I have already started looking at my girls and boys, trying to figure out which one will be going along for the ride…..;-) xoxoA

  • Caroline says:

    Oh, this may work out! Live in the area–there’s a possibility I’ll be traveling for Thanksgiving, but if not, would love to meet y’all…

  • Tena says:

    Ohh – sounds like such fun, and it is the day after my birthday too. Unfortunately, I live a zillion miles away and it costs 2 zillion dollars to get a plane ticket, but the happy birthday and have a good time wishes will be flowing freely.

  • solanace says:

    Happy Birthday, sweet, witty, lovely, generous Musette! And what a gift! Have fun!!
    Voting for a LIVE VIDEO SNIFF! Plllleeeease do it, we’re all just so jealous!

  • This is exciting news, Musette! I so wish I could join you all–maybe some day. Have a wonderful time! And yes, please, let’s have some photos afterwards, okay?

  • Portia says:

    YAY!! So freaking EXCITED!
    Can’t wait to hang with you in a BRAND NEW CITY! It will be my first Chicago adventure Musette, can’t wait to meet your crew.
    Portia x

  • poodle says:

    I’m hoping to cross paths with Portia in New York but it will be a game time decision whether I go or not. You’re going to have a blast sniffing with her. What a fun way to spend a Monday and your birthday!

  • Neva says:

    Oooooh, that sounds like a lot of fun!!! Wish I could come, but for the money for the airplane ticket to Chicago I could probably buy the whole Amouage perfume range 😀 so, enjoy the days and celebrate your birthday properly! You deserve it girl!

  • furriner says:

    Hey! I would love to join you… but I’m working that day…. until 9 pm or so…. well past when everything is closed. Dang!

    • Musette says:

      but not cocktails. Cocktails are not closed. Can you rearrange your schedule? xoxo

      • furriner says:

        Unfortunately, no. Let me confirm what my hours will be. I’m thinking 11-9….. I’ll be at Willis Tower (the next day, too). I’m working there this weekend. I’m off until then.

        Cocktails would work.

  • Lisa D says:

    Too fantastic – I so wish I could spend the day yapping and sniffing with y’all. I wanna see pictures after!

  • Laurels says:

    So jealous. Have a wonderful time, Chicagoland Perfume Pals.