Gems! I am finally feeling like myself again. A 16-hour time difference is truly no joke. Since we got back I have been up all night and sleeping all day. It’s tricky to find your clock again.
Anyway, I’m ready to share some details about our trip. First of all, Tokyo is just an amazing city. There are so many people and so many things to see and do. The culture there is urban, yet at the same time, delicate and beautiful. The food was incredible and the sushi was out of this world! I got to shop in the Harajuku district, and if you’ve been following my blog you know that was incredible for me. The fashion in Japan is like nothing you’ve ever seen before in the states. It’s just so incredibly bold and inventive.
Our experience at ShopChannel was so great, and a little crazy. I hope by now you saw the footage of us during the live sale, and I wonder if by now you realize I had no idea what the hostess was saying. Thank goodness for the translators who helped Richie and me understand what was going on. Actually, I think I need to learn a little Japanese, because we are going back in December!
ShopChannel sold out of EVERY SINGLE THING in about 45 minutes! It was just incredible. Richie and I were thrilled, and even more so when they placed two more substantial orders for November and December. We can’t wait to go back and do it again!
In other news Von Maur is getting ready to debut pieces of our collection in all of their stores, and our visit is still on, but got pushed a couple of weeks into October. I promise to share more details about that as soon as I can.
On a totally different note, yesterday was a real day of reflection for myself and obviously our country. It was also a moving day for Richie as he released his new song, “Engine 19.” Written by Richie and the incredible Bernie Taupin, this was his tribute to the anniversary of 9/11 and his way to say thank you to all of the people in New York who work so hard to keep their city safe every day. I’ve attached a link to the track here, courtesy of Guitar Aficionado.
I hope you love it as much as I do.
Have a wonderful day Gems! Thanks for sticking around while I was gone. It’s so great to be back!