Wednesday, September 29, 2010

At last! At last!


I just glanced outside, and there it was -- my chariot, as Denzel called it -- the gleaming black Lear jet that will whisk us off to Willow's Manor for the Annual Ball. I'm still basking in the glow of last Autumn's party! I can hardly believe that a whole year has passed.

Just a moment. I am dressed, but I need to fasten the clasp of my diamond necklace...such a nuisance. It must be my excitement that makes it so difficult. I know. I'll just ask my handsome escort to fasten it for me.
 What do you think of my shoes? I decided this year to be completely impractical. These shoes had a lot to do with that decision -- I simply couldn't resist them.  They will show off my delicate ankles when I lift the hem of my gown in one of the livelier dances.


Oh, and speaking of gowns, this is the one that stole my heart. I know it's daring, but I'm feeling strangely free tonight, as if my time has come to shine.

 
It was the back of the gown that I found irresistible. I hope it has the same effect on my date.

Oh, yes. Judging from the expression on his face, I'd say the dress is a success, wouldn't you?

"Denzel, would you mind?"

"Not at all, my dear. It's my pleasure."  And he fastens the diamond necklace around my neck, then twirls me to get a proper look at me in my dress.

"You look fabulous," he says, and we're away. Our pilot helps us both into the plane and, at a nod from Denzel, goes to the flight deck, leaving behind a chilled bottle of Bollinger and two glasses. Denzel pours. Oh, my. Champagne. My head was already spinning with excitement, and now this!

It seems as if we have just left the ground, and already I see the lights of the runway below us.  We land perfectly, and when I look outside I see a friendly face. It is our chauffeur, who will drive us the last part of our journey. He waves and smiles.

In moments, we pull up outside the Manor. Oh, just look at it -- the fairy lights are enchanting, and I can hear the music. Is that Leonard Cohen I hear?  Yes! He's singing "Dance Me to the End of Love." Oh, what could be more perfect?

"Shall we?" says Denzel. He gives me his arm. I feel like a princess. As we reach the door, our lovely hostess appears, beaming, and hugs us both.  "Come in, come in," she says. Then she whispers "A few people arrived rather early, so don't be surprised if the party is a little lively already!"

To be continued......

18 comments:

~Babs said...

So nice to meet you Sandra!
Now just who could resist that gorgeous gown you selected!
You look stunning!
Isn't this ball wonderfully grand?

We MUST trade dance partners,,if I can find Harry that is,,,,he's probably lurking around the punch bowl. Again.

Yoli said...

Stunning, great taste!

Ruth said...

That is one GOR GEOUS dress back! I saw you at the ball, and you did look like a princess. Hope you had fun!

Niamh said...

Fab dress, I see you met Rita too!

Shari Sunday said...

Be-u-ti-ful! Love those shoes and your date. Happy Willow Ball.

Tom said...

denzel is drooling!

AngelMay said...

So THAT's who Denzel was taking to the ball. I asked him but he said he was already "taken". AND... I see you also are wearing a red dress. We are Sistahs!

Helen said...

That gown? Designed to unlace! I know you must be having the time of your life. Cheers!

Reya Mellicker said...

You look fabulous! The dress moves so beautifully as you dance, flows around you like a cloud. Fantastic!

Kathryn Magendie said...

wahhh - my comment went bye bye -- dang it .... :-**(

Kristen Haskell said...

Gorgeous daaaling just gorgeous. I hope I can have a twirl with Denzel later in the evening. I am sure Clive won't mind a bit.

FireLight said...

The shoes! The dress!!! The MAN!! What magic you have spun! See you at the ball!

C.M. Jackson said...

love the shoes---can't wait to hear more!!

Duchess of Lanier said...

Oh, My! Pick a perfect date, enjoy the backless dress, and enjoy all the wonderful details of the evening. How lovely to meet you. Cheers!

Carrie Burtt said...

Yes Sandra the dress is definitely a success you look fabulous! :-)

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Wonderful!!! I love your dress; it is daring, but oh so lovely. That is a definite look of appreciation (and perhaps more) in Denzel's eyes! It was a spectacular evening.

Sender D. said...

Wonderful. Divine selections. Love and Light, Sender

Sandra Leigh said...

Thank you to all of you that came to check out my dress -- and my date. Wasn't it a grand ball, though?

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