On Friday, I had the exquisite pleasure of engraving calligraphy in fragrance bottles for the Ferragamo boutique at NorthPark Center in Dallas. I say that it was an exquisite pleasure as everything about the boutique was inviting. They only recently moved into this specific space a month prior to my visit. There were 2 entrances into this boutique; 1 internal entrance through the center and an external entrance from the street. Secret: I don’t find shopping to be pleasing hence I am typically only in stores when I am working. With that in mind, the entrance from the street was golden. Once I entered the boutique, every representative exuded the holy grail of luxurious service under the stead of Juan Novoa, Boutique Director. Every member was graceful, calm, welcoming, attentive & kind.
The finishes throughout the store radiated the elegant mood initiated by the staff. They were simple, clean and elegant. Engraving fragrance bottles in the boutique was a genuine pleasure as they engraved like silk. I assure you that on some level glass is glass, but as a calligraphy hand engraver some glass feels more like crystal than your garden variety glass. I can think of a few bottles specifically that always “feel” elegant during the engraving process. These fragrance bottles and the Macallan Scotch Rare Cask bottle are the first 2 to come to mind. I engraved quite a few fragrance bottles that evening. It was an exquisite pleasure & I look forward to returning to this boutique.
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