Beautiful Handmade Statement Necklaces and other Fabulousness from Neena Shilvock - Inspirations and Designs From the Week Gone by
Hello, readers, here we are in downtown Pune, or Poona, as it was originally known.
I thought I'd give you a quick update on the preparations for the forthcoming exhibition. I already had so much planned for the three weeks while I visited with my family, that adding a jewellery exhibition to my frenzied schedule seems like an act of masochism.
The first hurdle was to pack all my jewellery as best I could, and then hope that it all made it to the other side in one piece. It took me a while to muster up the courage to open my cases, but by and large, everything was intact - thanks to the guy who invented bubble wrap, no doubt.
I had picked out a venue, sight unseen, but when I got to it, didn't think that Caprilicious would fit the ambience of the place which was heavily laden with Indian antique furniture. A quest for another venue took us to Raintree, an old Raj style bungalow, renovated beautifully with dedicated exhibition space. Once we settled on that, the machinery was cranked up to a dull roar - posters, invitations, packaging, phone calls, mailing lists - OMG! my feet haven't touched the ground.
This colonial style 75 year old "bungalow" with its beautiful garden and shop space was a dream-location for a show. The owner is ever so obliging, and bent over backwards to help in any way she could. Neelam Modi, my advertising whiz kid friend remade my invitation for me, and the cards have now been posted out.
I have had a restful couple of days with my sister, and will go back to Banglore, refreshed, to sort out yet more of the minutiae - before I have a short trip to Bangkok - the hard life of a jet setter! I don't know how they cope - I am going to need another holiday once this one is done.
I did have time to pick up some delightful silver beads to bring back home with me, and will be on the look out for more. I'd best go now - to get on the flight back to Bangalore and sink my teeth into yet more preparation for Caprilicious' big day.
Thanks for stopping by, and do keep everything crossed for Caprilicious, wont you?? Catch you next week, same place, same time