When in Paris, you cannot leave without an elegant evening at the ballet. Sachi has a closet full of glamorous evening gowns and I have ZERO! (I’m not a “glam gal”) Thank goodness she was thoughtful enough to bring a few extra 🙂 An evening at the Palais Garnier requires an outfit that pays homage to the unbelievable surroundings. Even though Sachi is shorter in stature than I, she did bring a pair of the most fabulous glittery slacks that fit my long legs and I can wear ballet flats….how appropriate!
I feel like a princess in this fairytale outfit. Sachi really takes the cake with her chosen Marchesa gown that literally took my breath away…
As we entered the grand entrance of the Palais Garnier, we meld into the mass of beautiful gowns and black tuxedo’s that look like they are dancing slowly in almost a dream state, while they sip their cocktails and glide among one another. My heart is beating so fast I’m trying to take in everything but can’t believe I don’t look like a little girl at her first trip to a teeny bop concert! I keep telling myself to act sophisticated and don’t “gawk” but I can’t help myself…this is something I may never see again so I’m going to gawk 😉
What a beautiful evening, as we exit and get into our waiting Mercedes (compliments of Lori), on the ride back to the apartment (I still have a hard time calling that palace an apartment), we share the evening’s highlights. I thank my friend Sachi for this once in a lifetime experience as a tear comes to my eye. She gently reaches for my hand and graciously replies “this is just the first of a lifetime of magnificent memories Pem”. I hug my friend tightly and whisper in her ear…”I love you Sotch”.
© Pemberton Mackey 2016