I had to split Day 3 into 2 because of so many photos. The Hermès Halzan bag that I got to meet later …. The store was on 3 levels, ground held the shawls, scarves and other accessories. The sales ladies were a lot friendlier than I expected! I greeted them as I entered which is very normal politeness of course and began to look around. One approached me to ask if I needed help and as I was interested in the shawls, that’s how our interaction continued. Since the neither the shawls nor scarf I wanted were available, I asked about bags and they directed me to the 3rd floor where there were also the Ladies RTW and Homeware. Continue reading
A whole day of sightseeing! Details of my outfit and essential cross body bag mode. I’m having to split the day into 2 parts due to all the photos. Continue reading
The hotel’s ‘Express Breakfast’. The porridge like thing in the preserve jar is ‘birchermuësli’ and was delicious! It was my first time. You can find some info on it here. A good breakfast is very important to me at home and doubly so when away. The croissant was also yummy and the latte strong – the next morning I had to ask for a side jug of hot milkto dilute it with. My little blue Karo was very useful for coming down for breakfast without having to bring my whole bag. I’m not the most cheerful person first thing in the morning. The best thing is allow me to get to the kitchen or buffet for breakfast! It’s not that I’m very hungry when I wake up – like my son for example (actually he’s hungry all the time but that’s another story!) – but I can eat quite a big breakfast, light Continental or heavier cooked either English style or Oriental (broth/soups/noodles etc). However, I’ve yet to try the raw or smoked fish selection that was once on offer. Continue reading
My travel outfit that I had to amend with the addition of the linen jumper over my tee due to the weather being cold and very wet on the way to the airport.My Hermès shawl with the Zara quilted jacket. Continue reading
I’ve always worn silk and other scarves so that by the time I left home, I owned a little collection including vintage and new. I even made one here. Among them was one Hermès scarf then after a long gap, another was gifted to me here but it’s only in the last few years when I embarked on the H – ahem- adventures, that I slowly added a few more. It’s an incredibly useful piece of silk! As a belt here. Once, when my kids were very small, I ran out of bags/hands/patience and tied a couple of knots in the silk scarf I was wearing and made a bag for all the extra paraphenalia that inevitably followed. And this Summer wore one as a backless top here. Continue reading
I’m so used to changeable weather, I really could not decide until a few days before my travel date. Here was the start of the process. It’s worth reminding myself that most other countries have a much more stable climate than old blighty! Well, it seems the temperatures will be unseasonably high which is good in terms of packing but a worry in case it all does go downhill. I know I tend to pack too warmly – it’s a natural reaction to disliking the cold – so have made the effort to be more rational and logical. And I’m going to take a carry on with an airline that only allows ONE piece of hand luggage – ie handbag needs to be packed inside.
Duration: 5 days and 4 nights – I don’t intend to handwash anything and will mix and match with different accessories.
Travel x 2, Sightseeing x 3, Dinners x 4 (including offical one but it’s ‘Casual’ dress)