While we were at my mother’s in New York, my hubby surprised me with a visit to the Red Door salon at Elizabeth Arden’s. I have been going there for years and I’ve had the good fortune to develop a friendship with Cafaro who cuts, colors and styles my hair and Lindsey who has always done my makeup or as I usually put it, paint my face. Cafaro and Lindsey are wonderful guys whose faces light up whenever they see me and I love seeing them as well, they are also incredibly talented in their field so I always leave feeling on top of the world. My hubby is a peach, he made the reservation because he knew that I was stressing over waiting for the biopsy results and he thought that a visit with Cafaro at the salon would be a welcome diversion and a treat. He was right, I was pampered and distracted by Cafaro and his usual gossip, Lindsey wasn’t there because he was on the road for Elizabeth Arden doing trade shows for their facial products. He is in charge for the whole makeup division, he is that talented on top of being one of the sweetest men that I have the pleasure of knowing.
When I was about done, the hubby came to pick me up and he had a nice visit with Cafaro as well, my hubby is very charming and all the service staff were very responsive to his gregariousness. I had forgotten how much grey hair I had, because after a while, being so used to it, it blends in and I don’t see it. When Cafaro was finished with me, I felt as if a decade had melted away from my face. My natural color was back in force plus with some caramel highlights to brighten up the face. When I looked in the mirror I felt 38 instead of older. I’m only 44 but I was feeling 60.
My hubby did the sweetest thing, booking the salon for a few hours to melt the superficial age away from my head and my mind. He is a keeper, he subscribes to my blog so I hope that he reads this so that he knows how much I really appreciated the visit to Elizabeth Arden and that the fact that he thought to do this for me on his own made it even more special.Hooray for the hubby!