It must have been more than 10 years since I saw one of her bags at a boutique, H.P. France, in Tokyo.
The highlight of my stay in London was to visit her shop!
I didn't expect that Susannah would be in the shop. So special!
I could not find a bag which I already had checked on her website and secretly decided to buy.
I asked if it was sold out and her staff member, Rachel, told me that they could make it especially for me! We were 8 ladies in total and personally ordered six bags!!
Then something miraculous happened. They offered to show us their basement studio.
It was such a wonderful opportunity to see behind the scenes where gorgeous works are produced!
There were many pieces in progress.
It was right before lunch and I asked them if there was a nice restaurant in the neighborhood. Susannah recommended an Italian restaurant next door.
The owner of the restaurant and she have become close and she immediately reserved a table for us!
I found it very surprising that some designs of her collections came from a menu of the restaurant. Isn't it lovely?!
They promised that the six bags would be delivered in one month ...
Then exactly one month later, we received them with a note from her! So sweet!
Could I be any happier??