Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Bringing home... the Bolide!

The railway strikes came eventually to an end, and all trains are running smoothly on schedule again. So finally, I was finally able to make the long awaited for trip to FSH, and picked up Ms Bolide yesterday!

Inspired by Jerrine's suggestion to snap a pic of her at the Train Bleu, and emilyatheart's request for a reveal, here a reveal at the Train Bleu!

the box waiting to be opened..

a first peek

Welcome to 'chez MaiTai', dear Ms Bolide!

I don't think I ever enjoyed waiting for a train as much as I did yesterday, I only wished we could have all celebrated together!

At the end of a wonderful day, having met old friends and new, I went back to FSH, where Ms Bolide has been stamped with my initials in the meantime. I chose to have them on the clochette, prefering a 'secret' place, and while they are hardly noticeable,they make this beautiful bag so much more special to me. At a final visit of the scarf counter before leaving FSH, I couldn't resist choosing a scarf to go with her. I picked the Jouvence Gavroche in indigo/bleu ciel/vert.. it is so pretty with the Bleu de Prusse! (Bleu de Prusse?!? Apparently she is and has always been a 'BdP'!)

When I came back home, it was past midnight.. I was happy and tired, and of course should have gone to bed straight away. Instead, I began to try out my scarves with her, and it was such fun. It was way past 2:00 am when I finally went to sleep..what a wonderful and happy day it was!


49 comments:

  1. Juhu sie ist da! Ich freue mich so für Dich! Eine wunderschöne Tasche von der wir viele Bilder mit Dir sehen wollen. Gratuliere zum Schatz in blau.
    Grüßle
    Majara

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  2. Liebe Majara, Du bist die erste Gratulantin, vielen Dank! Ich bin völlig verliebt in diese Tasche, und freue mich schon sehr, in neue Farbwelten mit ihr einzutauchen. Bilder inklusive! x

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  3. Herzlichen Glückwunsch! Die Bolide ist wirklich wunderschön :-)

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  4. Vielen Dank, Carrie! Es ist wirklich schön zu hören, das sie Dir gefällt :-)

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  5. She's beautiful, congratulations!

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  6. Wow, beautiful bag and oh my god I am in love with Train Bleu. I can't wait to go to Paris one day soon.

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  7. Hope you can make the trip soon, delicieux, happy you like the bag!

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  8. I'm so happy you finally made it to Paris to pick up your baby! Forget all the flights that were grounded due to ash. I've been watching the news to see when the train strike would end so you could get to Paris! Aren't you glad I have my priorities straight? LOL!!! The bag is beyond lovely, and the two of you look really happy together. Congratulations!

    BTW - Did you manage to get a look at leather samples in the new fall colors while you were there?

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  9. WOW! congrats on that beautiful bag and scarf! It sounds like you had a wonderful day.

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  10. MT, she's so pretty - like you! Congratulations on finally getting her and the pictures of Le Train Bleu are just lovely. xxoo Joanne

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  11. Hermès reveal at le Train Bleu? My dearest Mai Tai, you spoil us. How wonderful. She is absolutely beautiful, élégante, subtile, and the TB is the perfect décor. Going to Paris for a weekend in May, I will think of you when I sip my Champagne at le TB.
    Congratulations, this is absolutely divine, and it made my day.
    xoxo
    ABG
    PS: Love the monogramming on the clochette!

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  12. OMG I adore the color! It is so much prettier than I imagined - so subtle and chic. Looks wonderful peeking from the cover - the box oh my! I opened it in my heart with you. And my heart nearly stopped. The pic beside the champagne glass is gorgeous. You can match so many scarves to her, Mai Tai. Only 2 am??? So worth it, bien sur!

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  13. Congratulations! C'est magnifique. Thank you for sharing pics (love the detail pics) of your Bolide and the beautiful Le Train Bleu.

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  14. Many congratz. Lovely reveal. :)

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  15. OMG, I was away a while from the computer and what did I miss, ouh. A giant party on decision making only to be topped by a feast for the heart and senses by your lovely DS. And in the end what a success of bringing home the bolide, which I think is a great choice. LOVELY.
    You are simply blessed and it is just wonderful to share this with us.

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  16. Lovely, MaiTai! congratulations and wear her in the best of health and happiness! The colour is perfection! x

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  17. Jumping with joy! Stunning, beautiful, classic - SO YOU! <3, HM

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  18. As soon as they said the train strike had finally come to an end, I thought of you! I'm glad you finally got to pick her up. Many congrats MaiTai! She is gorgeous.

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  19. Dear MaiTai, just reading this post makes me smile! I can feel your excitement in every line !! SO SO pleased for you.....all three of of you look truly happy coming home together ! enjoy !.........moumou.

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  20. One more thing, Mai Tai: Where is the clochette exactly? Is this a different place than you usually have your bags stamped?

    I love your Kelly bag and there is a TV actress in the USA who has one in every color on her show (and great style). I fell in love with the kelly. But the Bolide shape is more my style. I saw one on a woman in Nantucket recently and I am thinking of purchasing one. I love the rounded shape. Thank you for the lovely photos.

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  21. She's gorgeous and the reveal was fun.

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  22. Congratulations Maitai! What a joyous celebration! The perfect unveiling at Le Train Bleu! It must be extra special to welcome your new beautiful Bolide home after the long wait. It is absolutely stunning - the color, leather, shape. I love that you had it personalized with your initials. Your selection of Jouvence Gavroche is exquisite, and the "spice" scarf looks like it was made just for your Bolide. Just one question - which photo comes closest to showing the bag's true color? - is it the "specs" pictures? <3

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  23. MARVELOUS!
    This must be my favorite post ever, MaiTai.
    Having been to Le Train Bleu just recently, it was just like being there again - but this time, "hautnah" at your reveal, sipping a glass of champagne, while Mme. Bolide gazed coquettishly around the room...
    Ihr seid beide wunderschön!
    Félicitations!

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  24. Thank you for sharing an extra special reveal with us! Well worth the wait to finally make the trip and turn it into something very special, and the pictures are so appropriate with your Bolide at Le Train Bleu. The discreet monogramming on the clochette is so tasteful. I'm impressed you only stayed up until 2:00 a.m.- you have will power! Congratulations my dear! Glad to see your beautiful bag is finally home with you where it belongs!

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  25. xandrah33, you are so sweet, and yes, I do appreciate your priorities being straight ;-) No news re the samples, they expect to have them by August. I asked about rubis, and will report on my next blog post :-)

    It was such a great day indeed, dear dogbiskit. Should have crowned it with some cheese though :D

    Thank you, dear Joanne! She is so very pretty indeed, happy you liked the TB pics too <3

    ABG, loved the way you’ve described Ms B, you have a beautiful way with words. Have a wonderful time in Paris in May. Here’s to you, my dear! PS the flowers have not perished yet, and each time I walk past, I have to think of your sweet DS, who made such a precious necklace for his darling mom x

    emilyatheart, it has been so much fun to share the excitement of the homecoming, so thank you for the reveal request! Re the clochette, it is the bell shaped leather cover where you keep the keys for the little pad lock. You can either tie it to the bag, or leave it off, it’s a question of personal taste. Re monogramming, you can choose to have them wherever you want, providing it is a place the craftsman can get to. A popular place on the Bolide is the medallion on the front panel. How exciting thay you are contemplating purchasing a B, it is such a beautiful bag. Good luck with your decision!

    Glad you enjoyed the reveal and pics, dear Valencia :-)

    Thank you, dear DD and Lutz <3

    angolfa, so nice to see you back! The decision party was such fun, and we missed you of course. Happy you like the outcome, and thank you for your sweet comment!

    Thank you for the good wishes, dear sushi queen. The color is amazing, it is such a different shade of blue.

    Dear CC, the credit for the reveal idea goes to dear Jerrine and emilyatheart! Which is why I love our exchanges here so much. Happy you like Ms Bolide, thank you for you sweet comment.

    Jumping here right with you, dear hair-mess! I am truly over the moon!! x

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  26. booksnchocolate, H lovers minds often think alike, lol! Many thanks for sharing the excitement, so glad you like her <3

    moumou, you are so sweet, thank you for sharing the excitement!

    Merci, chère Bonjour Madame! It is always lovely to see you stopping by.

    Dear JTandIS, many thanks for your lovely words, so nice to hear that you like Ms B and the scarf choices :-) Re the ‘true’ color.. the BdP is very difficult to capture, and so far I have not succeeded in getting a 100% true to life photo. Also, it appears very different in different lights. In bright light, it has some green in it, but she appears dark blue/grey in dimmed light. The closest pic to the 'light version' is the bottom left photo in the specs collage. In dark light, she looks most like in the TB pic with the Jouvence Gavroche.

    Oh, dear dance, I thought of you being recently at the TB and us crossing paths there, albeit a few weeks apart. So pleased the reveal brought back the sweet memories of your dinner. Ich hoffe, dass wir eines Tages wirklich ein Glas Champagner dort zusammen trinken werden! x

    Many thanks, dear MiaT! As always, you have put your words so beautifully and thoughtfully. I made up for the 'lost' time the next day, going through the entire wardrobe too! x

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  27. Simply beautiful MT... and such a lovely surrounding for the reveal. Enjoy her in good health!!!

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  28. Many thanks for the good wishes and sweet comment, dear SMR :-)

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  29. Ah, at last! And so very worth the wait, as the Bolide is stunning and a perfect compliment to her beautiful new owner.

    And, thank you for le Train Bleu reveal. Just look at how she glows in the middle of all that oppulence.

    She is perfect. Life is good!

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  30. Dearest Jerrine, life is good indeed, and I could not be happier. Many thanks for the lovely compliment, and for insisting on a homecoming pic in the TB, it turned out to be the perfect location for her reveal and it was truly wonderful to open the box in such beautiful surroundings, champagne in hand et all x

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  31. Did you have an audience at le Train Bleu while you were unveiling the Bolide, or are Parisians simply used to big orange boxes from Hermes by now?

    In any case, I'm sure it was a magical moment, and I'm so happy for you.

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  32. I tried to be discreet, Jerrine, and luckily there were not that many customers, as it was still early in the evening. But anyone who might have looked on, would have had me down as a loony, no doubt! Which of course isn't entirely untrue, lol :D

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  33. Dear MaiTai

    To read your words and slowly enjoy each photo of your blog today was so great! Your bolide is marvellous, the colour is so beautiful and I´m sure you look divine holding it! Congratulations!

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  34. Oooh la la congratulations on your gorgeous new Bolide MaiTai! She looks fabulous. Love the garoche to match too. ENJOY!!

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  35. Thank you, dear Manuela, it was such fun to share the home coming here, glad you enjoyed it!

    Merci Scarf Addict! With her own Gavroche, she's my most spoiled bag already.. ;-)

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  36. Truly a glorious reveal - beauty in every detail, created by a master of design and detail. Congratualtions on Ms. B and it was wonderful to share the journey.
    Wear her in good health and happiness!

    Hugs, Maisie

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  37. You are so sweet and kind, dear Maisie, thank you for your lovely words. While I was taking the pics, I was thinking of you girls, which made it so much fun. I love our exchanges here, there is so much inspiration coming with it :-) x

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  38. Loony? No, MaiTai, not in the least. I think they would have just admired a beautiful girl enjoying a beautiful moment.

    I'm sure that anyone watching the unveiling was captivated by the diversion.

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  39. Congratulations MaiTai! What a beautiful Bolide she
    is! I loved reading your story and how appropriate
    that Ms Bleu was taken to Train Bleu for her celebration dinner! I love the scarf choices, and was
    wondering the name of the scarf in your second set
    of pics.
    Use her in good health and happiness!

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  40. I'm so thrilled for you! What a thrilling reveal and made so glamorous by getting it at FSH! I'm so glad you chose the BdP - I think it is such a beautiful shade of blue. I adore the pic of you enjoying your champagne with your lovely new bag and the lady behind you looking enviously at you and your new bag over her dinner partner's shoulder!! If I saw someone opening a big orange Hermes box, I would have wandered over to see if I could peek!! Your face was filled with joy! xo, P-

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  41. Jerrine dear, we'll never know, but your version definitely sounds so much better than mine! <3

    Dear pamella, doesn't Jerrine always got the best ideas for finding party locations! We should plan our next furbie party in the TB :D Happy you like the scarves, the second one is 'Aux Pays des Epices'

    Thank you dearest Paulliac. How I wish it would have been you at the table next door, we would have had such fun celebrating Ms B together! I am so glad about the BdP too, it is truly an amazing shade. x

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  42. MaiTai, congratulations on your new Bolide. I'm a little puzzled about how you are going to pair it with your usual wardrobe, I don't remember many blue scarves!! anyway, she is stunning and you have a delicious challenge ahead.

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  43. Many thanks, dear Birkinmary, and great to see you here <3 You are right, a blue bag is a true departure for me, and it is great fun to discover new ways. Of course it is also a good reason to buy blue scarves, lol!

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  44. What a beautiful Bolide and reveal at the train station that looks like the Four Seasons Hotel !! :) Seeing your beautiful Bolide makes me want one. They are so versatile and can be casual and dressy ath the same time. Congrats on getting such beauty.

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  45. Many thanks, dear chkpfbeliever! I am so happy about this bag, it is truly a versatile beauty. The reveal was fun, and my first one to include champagne!

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