Okay, many of you know that Tuesday is delivery day at my local Hermès store. Now, I've decided to start a new thread to tell about my Tuesday visits at the shop. I hope I don't bore anybody with my lenghty stories. Like every Tuesday, I eagerly awate the arrival of the mysterious violine-colored ostrich Birkin. Like every Tuesday until today, nothing! I'm still wondering when this mystery will be solved since I've only heard of literally a couple of people who have apparently seen this color in real life but could not give me a clear description of the color ... only that it's between violette and raisin. I decided to go to the store during my lunch break from work. I entered and two of the SAs were there to greet me and to offer me a drink. As it was too early for champagne, I opted for a soda. Then the store manager came and said, "You're Birkin hasn't arrived yet but I'll give them a call again. I think I also told you too early that it's going to be here." I replied, "No worries! Like what I've learned from you, I have to enjoy the bags that I have recently purchased!" He said, "Exactly! Otherwise you will not be happy if you get everything one after the other." There is actually some truth to this phrase. If I get my bags immediately after the other, I lose the rush that I just had from the previous bag I purchased. Also, I'm always so excited to use the new bag. I guess by waiting, it gives me time to appreciate more the craftsmanship of my newly purchased bags. For example, while at the store, we chatted about my ostrich Bolide. The manager opened my bag and told me to put my hand inside the bag and glide my fingers across the zippers. He said, "Do you feel how smooth it is? You don't feel any bumps so you don't hurt your fingers in the zippers! Also, feel how even the stitches are." He added, "You mentioned before that you didn't like so much the inside lining of your Bolide." I said, "Yes, mainly because I was afraid that the lambskin will get scratched easily compared to chevre lining." He said, "Well, yes, chevre is more scratch resistant. But close your eyes and feel the leather. It is very soft and like velvet." I did and I guess he wanted to show me how exquisitely crafted the bag was. He also added how lucky I am to own such a luxurious bag. After the bag discussion, he opened some drawers with scarves and my eyes popped when I saw a gorgeous mousseline shawl in off-white with burgundy print. He took it out and showed me every single detail of the shawl. "See, this is the 'Toile d' Hermès'. It is a scene in Paris! Here, you have a lady with a HAC. There is a Birkin. At the corner is a belt." And he went on and on about the design. He also said put it on a mannequin with a white shirt and explained to me that the shawl would work best with a white background to accentuate the design. He added that maybe I should come back another day with a white shirt and try on the shawl again. Of course, I couldn't wait another day as the design was really beautiful. We also tried on different ways of tying it and found a modern interpretation by slinging it across my body. I bought the shawl and asked whether I should store it in the box. He said that I should just gently fold it in my armoire to let the fabric breath. After the shawl discussion, the manager asked me, "Tell me something funny." I said, "I don't have anything funny to tell but I have something nice to say!" He jokingly said, "What, you want to marry me?" (By the way, he's gay!) That cracked me up so much but I replied that I was already married. I told him that I saw a bag at Hermès in London that would be perfect for my husband. I decided not to buy it there but instead order it from him. So, he thanked me for thinking of him. He then took out his catalog to look for the design. While flipping through the pages, he said, "Only VIPs see this catalog." I realized why. It has the Hermès cost price for the store and the retail price! Anyway, I ordered the bag and it was called Buenaventura. I left the store to go back to work. Then, in the afternoon my colleague asked me to accompany her to Hermès again. So we went and this time had a drink of champagne! Okay, thanks for reading and until next Tuesday! Here is a photo of my new mousseline shawl "Toile d' Hermès"