I have recently been in New York to study millinery with leading global milliner Anya Caliendo.
The whole experience which includes a close encounter with a raccoon, an earthquake, a hurricane and subsequent evacuation (yep my birthday was spent with the Red Cross and 100+ friends I didn’t know where coming to my party;-) We met the most amazing beautiful people in the shelter Maree, Diana & Carl, Kathy & Carl, Irene & Gloria the hurricane sisters (well mother and daughter but how is that for freaky that they are both named after the two hurricanes that have come to NY) Sharon, Venus and all the wonderful red cross staff ♥
Then the whole last week without power in the house I was staying (so NY camping style aka cold showers brrrr!! and lots of candles (one needs a little light in order to pour ones wine without too much spillage - loving the Apothic Red yummm). Many fantastic trips into Manhattan, shopping in the most amazing trim and fabric shops and of course the obligatory touristy stuff :-)
All this action topped off with learning couture millinery skills from such a truly amazingly talented artist and working amongst such beauty at the atelier.
As if my experience wasn’t already rich enough I shared the house and my whole NY adventure with the most incredible person I now call friend :-) An adventure girl with the most beautiful soul and nature (I don’t think there could have been anyone on the planet that would have been more perfect to share a millinery dream with so thank you Fielden!) I am just so blessed and grateful for every single part of my NY escapade.