Bond 9 comes to Cleveland!
Sak's Beachwood loves Bond...
...and so does Blogdorf Goodman.
The day was a smashing success. Patti's surprise was a visit by the beloved and much missed golden boy Shawn. Laurice brought him back to his Saks family for a day filled with greeting new and longtime Bond fans, champagne and sparkles.
Each Cleveland Saks Bond bottle was signed by Laurice and decorated by Shawn with a swarovski crystal.
SAKS created a stunning space for Laurice. The entire store was decorated with Bond in mind. There were subway tokens adorning the doors and floors, stunning floral arrangements inspired by the Chinatown bottle, Westside themed cake and cookies, and several Bond testers in the Chanel boutique.
I purchased Bryant Park while my gang splurged on a variety of scents and bottles. The surprise of the day was the discovery of Bond's New York Fling.
I have neglected to pay attention to it all these years. The notes are clementine, gingery cardamon, peony, lily of the valley, freesia, basil, cedarwood, amber and musk. It was sparkling and full of pretty.
I was quite taken with it.
Shawn layered Westside with H.O.T Always before dinner. When he reached for the H.O.T Always bottle, I winced. That is a patchouli that packs a powerful punch. It is the Joe Frazier of patch scents. The layering of Westside transformed H.O.T into something tamer and less wild. It became a proper gentleman instead of a thug.
I really thought I knew the Bond line inside and out.
I was wrong.
There are discoveries waiting to be made in that line from Patti's Madison Soiree to Griffie's Nuit de Noho.
I need to put down the Chinatown bottle and start exploring again.
The day was a fabulous due to the incredible efforts of the dashing Francisco, the local Bond counter girls Lisa and Barb, the Beauty Floor manager Julie, our new boyfriend James, the magnificent and amazing Alesha and our new buddy Ed, Saks store manager.
He was charming, generous and made all of us feel welcome.
Ed made us love Saks even more and I did not think that was possible.
All photos from Blogdorf Goodman