Well, you know, for me, it is a big deal to go to Hermes. I was invited to a scarf event two weeks ago, but fell ill and could not go. But then, I was invited by my SA to a cocktail party, and felt that there was no way on earth I would miss it. The weather at home has been horrible, rain rain rain. And DH was in the City of Hermes the day before the party, and said the weather was glorious. Another reason to pack, and with a spring in my step and a cocktail dress safely packed...head to the airport!!!! After a short flight, I arrived....unfortunately the RAIN was slightly ahead of me, making me seriously doubt my wisdom in booking a hotel a short WALK from the boutique. I checked into my hotel, took a CAB the two monsoon-soaked blocks, and arrived at Hermes several hours before the party. I went with the intention of checking out the GM cashmere shawls my SA had collected for me to look at. And I wanted pick up my Biblioteque pouchette, and Faubourg at Night carre. I also had a couple of other things to mull over....including my TRUE feelings for the lindy, and perhaps figure out my ongoing clutch dilemma. And, BEST OF ALL....I had a plan meet up with another LOVELY and fabulous PFer who I will not name unless she wishes to come forward....but YAY!!!