I do love London City airport. It is an hour from door to door, hardly a queue to talk about and departures is swift, as it is so small. The restaurants are good, Rhubarb is particularly good for breakfast and so with a copy of The Times , I was all suited and booted ready for the launch of Ormonde Jayne in Milan. Beautiful weather, beautiful pool, beautiful room at The Mandarin Oriental, I realised a good work out each day would allow for champagne and spaghetti dinners.
It was a very busy two days but Milan makes everything ok. After a bit of retail therapy and buying presents for my husband and children, I really had to get down to work. The launch at Profumo, the most elegant perfume boutique in Milan got off to a “full speed ahead!” Our guests flew in from all over Europe, the press arrived, the VIP’s arrived and I trained the staff. It was fully charged , lots of fun and so very Italian.
The only thing I knew about Romania is that is owns the most precious countryside in Europe. Totally unspoilt and miles of forests and wilderness. No wonder Prince Charles has a bolt hole there.
Mr & Mrs Balan of Elysee Perfumery hosted the most extraordinary event to launch Ormonde Jayne in Bucharest.
192 guests, walls with full screen video clips of Ormonde Jayne and a lot of Bucharest society, in all their splendour.
I personally have never seen anything like it. Music, lights, champagne, canapés all in the most beautiful setting on a beautiful moon lit evening.
The Royal Arcade, home to Ormonde Jayne for the last fifteen years, hosted Zara Philips, second eldest grandchild to Queen Elisabeth, whilst launching her new jewellery collection in collaboration with Caleja , the pink diamond specialists. Jewels in a glass boxes all over the arcade, it could have been a good night for a cat burglar . The collection is quite unique and of course sports a equestrian twist, befitting of an Olympic champion. Zara Philips is a truly modern day woman, strong, independent and hard working, we salute you!