“Four days before Valentine’s Day and I was no closer to conjuring up a dreamy V-Day celebration.
Then, on February 12 at 5 am, I received a phone call from Minnie Belle, my fairy godmother that lives in Cape May. On her recent cruise to see what’s left of the whales in Alaska, she contracted covid, and was air-vac’d to a medical spa in St Thomas.
Why St. Thomas? That is where her primary care physician, the very single Dr. Nigel resorts.
Minnie wanted me to race to Cape May, pack up her favorite Pucci lounge sets and bring them to her in St. Thomas by Feb. 14. She was planning a takeover of sorts.
“Normally, I’d let you stay in my villa,” Minnie said in between sips of what I imagined was an icy rum punch. "But, alas,” she continued, "we are giving her a refresh.”
In other words, Dr. Nigel was in residence.
“Don’t worry,” I assured her. "My wits, plus a few outfits from your 3rd floor closet is all the currency I need."
“Help yourself,” she said with a laugh.
The real conundrum: “Could I get myself from NE to Cape May to St. Thomas in a day and a half?”
Can Tom Ford sell lace knickers to a man? YES! see Tom’s Spring/Summer 2023 line (pic 14 out of 17) 😉
Happy Valentine’s Day!
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