|The book I shall start reading today, a gift from my dear, dear friend, Judy|
Before she left the States she asked for any special requests I might have. After my wishes are fulfilled, she throws surprises into my cadeau sac -- anything and everything she thinks might make me happy. (She's extremely good at that.)
On my side, I collect a few things I think will be fun for her.
I've told you about Judy before. She is, unquestionably, the smartest, funniest person I know (she's also chic) and we have plans for our future . . . More on that at another time.
We couldn't meet at our usual rendez-vous point, Laduree on the Champs Elysees, because Sunday lunch was overbooked so we went off to my wonderful friend, Sharon Santoni's (My French Country Home) and my favorite spot, the restaurant in the Hotel de Vigny, mainly because we can sit there for the entire day and no one tries to show us the door.
|OK, not glamorous, but definitely efficacious.|
|Judy likes to keep me au courant on the latest and the greatest.|
On my side, I gave her a beauty pack:
Clarins Baume Beauté Eclair
Clarins lip gloss that also gives a little plump without the bite. (You know, that ingredient that burns the lips found in so many of those products.)
And, finally, a small, hardback notebook I found months ago that made me think of her.
Then, Judy gave me the kindest, most generous, most thoughtful gift anyone has ever offered me. She told me, "If you ever need me, I'll be on the next plane." We both got rather teary at that moment.