Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Willow Manor Ball

I think we're all Princesses under the skin and the opportunity to attend the ball at Willow Manor was an opportunity to escape into what for me would probably be a perfect event and to design a total fantasy. After making some major mistakes at work this week, fantasy land is where I'm feeling very comfortable.

Already there's a plethora of patrons a swirl of skirtage and a collage of kilts on their way to Willow's Ball. My main men are taken so I'm gunning my luck and arriving alone . . . In which case . . I need a major overhaul.

But it's not about the finished result. Frankly it's about achieving it . .

First, book into a day spa and have a pedicure. Doesn't matter if you have ticklish feet because you soon get used to that wonderful massage, fragrant oils and having your toes painted.

Then if you're like me and go a little au-naturel during the winter . . .wax on, wax off until you're as smooth as a baby's bottom. And it doesn't hurt. . . for long!



Manicure . . .perfect, short, polished, French manicured nails with just a little natural gloss. No red claws for this vixen . .


Massage, exfoliate, and a warm mud masque so that your skin is alive, tingling, soft and touchable. Just try not to snore as you drift off into wonderland.


Finally, after all the moisturising, manicuring and massaging, a shower, hair wash and a colour and cut.



Time to get dressed in the bra that feels as if it isn't there . . c'mon girls, you know you want it!

A daub of this, incredible, seductive, distinctive perfume, behind the ears, on the pulse points of the neck, behind your knees, on your ankles and on your wrists. Devine.



Schparkly shoes . . .not too high but pretty enough to leave one behind and Prince Charming chasing you to find it's better half.

And a little touch of lip gloss . . not too much, just natural and alluring . . .





And the gown . . one for the 'mature' woman. Inspired by Ingrid Bergman and Princess Grace. Ok not much flesh but it keeps you wondering and man I smell so good, feel so smooth, who can resist!

Can I be on your dance card? I'm warning you, I can only really do the Bus Stop! Or I have been known to hoik the dress into the knickers and do the Time Warp . . it's just a jump to the . . .

39 comments:

Alan Burnett said...

Good gracious, I know I have been away for a few days but should I be getting my rather old and tired dinner suit out?

Leah said...

Looks and sounds like nirvana, whatever nirvana looks and sounds like...

Great music choice, by the way!

Baino said...

I'm so depressed with the 'real'
tonight that a flight of fancy is just what I need. I'd actually fall off those shoes! But I think a massage is in order.

subtorp77 said...

Hey! I know those shoes-LOL! And gotta love that dance. I'll drop by later on, so save me a spot on your dance-card luv ;)

Pam said...

Baino, we've done the Aussie contingent proud. I've left my massage til after the ball, particularly my feet, to wind down before the long flight home to reality. Was certainly fun at The Manor.

Brian Miller said...

beautiful, just beautiful baino...really.

Kate said...

It sounds bliss - all that pampering for a 'posh' night out!!!!

Love the dress... and the shoes... and the fantasy - where is the Prince Charming????

nick said...

Mmm, sounds divine. We men really should go in for some of this indulgent female-style pampering. Looks like just the job after a stressful few days at work. I hope those mistakes didn't raise too many eyebrows....

Poetikat said...

Ooh, Baino! You will look stunning! Good call on the pedicure. I should have thought of that!
I love the "ribbon" photo.
See you there!

Kitty

Roy said...

Love the bra! (ducks for cover)

Great music choice. Unfortunately that was the one I was planning to use, so... Back to YouTube!

hokgardner said...

Sounds like you're having a rough go of it. Hang in there.

And your fantasy day of pampering sounds divine. Sign me up.

Ribbon said...

Awesome!

Susan at Stony River said...

I'm feeling spoiled rotten just *reading* that LOL

Skip Simpson said...

You look absolutely lovely! (Holds out his arm) Would you do be the honour of this next dance?

Yoli said...

Simply gorgeous!

Darlene said...

What I wouldn't give for all that pampering. I can skip the wax job, though. All the hair on my legs migrated to my face. :-)'

That dress is to die for.

Don't be too hard on yourself for a few mistakes. Everyone has made their fair share and you are not alone.

Cinderella, go to the ball and forget all your troubles.

Renee said...

I especially love your bra. Where did you get it?

xoxo

The Silver Fox said...

Your little "preparation ritual" was as -- *ahem* --enticing as you yourself were during our dance this evening. And that really was my sword that you kept bumping up against, I swear.

(Where's Skip? I'll make an exception and let him smoke on the plane just this once, if he has a cigarette for me, too...)

willow said...

The gown is devine, daaaling, so classy and sophisticated.

I think I'm going to want all this glorious spa treatment after the ball!

willow said...

Mr. Fox, your sword, eh? Oh, is that what that was?

Candie Bracci said...

Wow you are georgeous!Fine taste!Allright I want one of that bra too!

Linda said...

The spa sounds divine! What a spoil. You will look absolutely amazing in that gown. I've always loved it! I hope you are having a great time at the ball and if you have a moment come by Linda#53 for a martini and a bite to tide you over until dinner.

laughingwolf said...

no clue what you're all about, but have fun anyway, baino :)

otin said...

I love the time warp!! I almost put it on my playlist!!!

What is with all the skin shots?? You are showing some bare ass at this ball?? LOL!

Betsy said...

Hey, your toes look just like mine! You look simply stunning btw....just gorgeous!

Kath Lockett said...

Gorgeous! Baino this is your equivalent of visual and literate CHOCOLATE!

The Daily Connoisseur said...

What a great blog... I feel as though I've had a trip to the spa! Thank you...

Sandra Leigh said...

Baino, your spa day looks like divine decadence. I was far too busy to get to the spa before the ball, so I'll take a Pamper Day tomorrow. I'm sure the magical spa ladies have a hangover cure to offer me. Maybe I'll even see Willow there!

River said...

I love all the preparation, but I'll skip the ball, my dancing skills are non existant. Nope, can't even do the Time Warp.

e said...

I'm not a dancer, either. I did get the hair and nails done today though. I hope things improve for you at work.

Moon said...

Not sure I am a Princess under all this... hang on, I'll go look ...

Easy for a bloke, just the standard black tie etc ... easy peasy ..

unstranger said...

Superb post!

Lorna Lino said...

I can't take my eyes off that dress. Who do I need to kill to have it?

i beati said...

superb post - you took me away ........

Carolina said...

Ohhhhh, that dress...it's stunningly gorgeous.
I went to visit the ball, but was too late of course ;-( There was only one chocolate raspberry cake left, which I couldn't resist, very yummy, and I saw another very yummy 'chocolat' sitting all alone on the library steps, wondering where the lady in the gorgeous gown had gone, because apparently she left a sparkling silver shoe behind. Did you still have both shoes when you left? Johnny still has the other one, but gave me his phone number in case I found the owner. So...

CatLadyLarew said...

Man, that time warp fest at the ball was something else, wasn't it? I'm still singin' it in my head today!

Grannymar said...

I miss nights like that, a afternoon of pampering and then slipping into the new gown I made specially for the Ball! Where has all the glamour gone?

Remember the wo/man who never made a mistake; never made anything!

Melissa said...

Whew! Simply divine!! Except the pedicure ... I'd be in the fetal position -- LOL. Now I really want a massage ...

Jay said...

I was told that you should dab your perfume (in moderation, naturally) in all the places you'd like to be kissed. It's a lovely thought, isn't it?

My, that prep sounds wonderful! And the vid, priceless! I love the Time Warp! LOL!