With the holidays, and my daughters’ upcoming birthdays on December 23rd and 27th (I know, I failed family planning), I haven’t given much thought to must-haves beyond gifts.
Yet, while working at a Christmas fair I was inspired to revisit the Apple Watch. In September I posted on wanting one from the Hermès collaboration—was invited to Hermès to try some on—then never heard a peep and promptly forgot about it. But, last week I spied a friend wearing one and she raved about it. What really surprised me was that this is a woman I would never imagine wearing a piece of technology on her wrist, let alone herald the watch’s usefulness. Needless to say, I was sold.
After I called my contact at Hermès–who left me a message saying they are having stock issues (or, more likely, I’m just really far down on the list)–I popped into the Apple store on Madison at 74th and bought the watch right then and there. If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by and ask for Laura, she will singlehandedly redeem your faith in salespeople.
In the end, I went with a Double Tour with the longer strap (can only be ordered through the store)—it suits me. My friend has the basic Apple Watch below and put on her own strap. Now, that’s chic.