Who could resist an invitation to a lovely garden party, hosted in the serene Rose Quartz Gardens? Tucked away in the secluded paradise in the south eastern area of the realm. Lavinia Trevils graciously accepted the invitation to this splendid outdoor affair. It was to be hosted by Sandra Bateman,
a frenemy with whom Lavinia was at odds with. As per usual, her first concern was what to wear. Lavinia knew some of the high-profile ladies who would be in attendance to this event, and would look amazing.
Lavinia quickly phoned her stylist Kailani Kahele at Carnelian's Department Store, located on the posh Red Coral Street. Home to all the stylish fashion and luxury goods one could ever hope to purchase.
‘’Hello Kailani, I received an invitation to Sandra Bateman’s garden party, it's this Saturday, and I need a dress for this event. ‘’Sandra did this on purpose! Inviting me at the last minute. I know she envies me because Haley Jackson and I went to Lava Stone Island! Even if it was just for business.’’ Lavinia let out in one breath. “I will show her what do you have that is new? I need something that will complement my complexion and steal the spotlight.’’
‘’Hello to you too, Lavinia; am well, thank you for asking.’’ Kailani laughed, ‘’I heard about Sandra’s garden soirée from one of my clients. The event is being held at The Rose Quartz Gardens, right?” Lavinia was losing her patience.
‘’Well, do you have something or not?! I am hardly in the mood to be patronized!”
“Oh really, Lavinia Trevils! “Kailani said, ‘’you should know better than that! Of course, as soon as I heard about it, I started preparing the perfect dress in anticipation of your phone call.”
Relieved, Lavinia’s voice returned to her sweet, soft-spoken pitch, ‘’My apologies, Kailani... I just get so upset when she does this to me. I know Sandra has it out for me; she really thinks I don't know the game she's trying to play after all these years.’’
“Not to worry, Lavinia,” Kailani said, “I received a shipment yesterday, and I have just the right dress for you. I am working on the alterations now.” Feeling in a lighter mood, Lavinia thanked Kailani and hurried about preparing for the up coming event.
On the day of the event, Lavinia coiffed her hair, and applied her makeup in the mirror. A garden party such as this prompted Lavinia to select one of her many sumptuous adornments of a softer hue.
She adorned a gorgeous fuchsia jade gemstone necklace with brilliant black tourmaline, reflective accents of silver hematite that sparkled brightly in the light, descending towards a single teardrop morganite pendant. Lavinia knew this would attract flocks of admirers who glimpsed the shimmering facets of morganite nestled against her décolleté.
’Oh, Lavinia, you look lovely!’’ Sandra Bateman said. ‘’I am delighted you made it.’’ ‘’Oh, I wouldn't miss an invitation to one of your small parties for anything in the realm,’’ Lavinia said, emphasizing the word small.
Sandra’s face slightly reddened. ‘’Will you excuse me, Lavinia? I need to greet some of my more important guests.’’ With that, Sandra walked away, leaving Lavinia seething with anger.
‘’Sandra looks ridiculous in that mint-colored dress!’’ Was all that Lavinia could think to herself as she stood there feeling relatively unimportant.
Lavinia looked around to see If her dear friend Josephine Youssef had arrived.
As the garden party progressed, all the ladies in attendance chatted with one another, discussing the latest gossip and fashion.
‘’Did you ladies hear about Lavinia and Haley Jackson's recent trip to Lava Stone Island?’’ one of the ladies said.
Lavinia, seizing the opportunity, took control of the moment.
‘’Oh, ladies, are you still talking about that? Yes, it is true, Haley, and I did have a lovely trip, and yes, she is my new client, but I don't want to make a fuss over this.’’ Lavinia said in a sing-song voice while looking right at Sandra Bateman, who seemed rather annoyed with the topic
‘’Lavinia is right, ladies,’’ said Sandra, ‘’that is old news and pales in comparison to my recent vacation to--’’
Lavinia cut Sandra off ‘’Did you ladies purchase your tickets for Josephine’s performance next weekend? I am looking forward to her solo performance.’’
All the ladies shifted the conversation and turned to Josephine Youssef. Josephine swelled with pride as everyone quickly made her the center of discussion. Lavinia stood back and watched as her best friend was showered with praise and admiration for her up-and-coming ballet performance.
As the party came to an end, Lavinia centered herself in all the group pictures next to Josephine.
‘’I hope these pictures get publicized since Josephine has her performance coming up next week. I'll have to make a few phone calls. I know Sandra will never give her the attention she deserves.’’ Lavinia thought to herself.
‘’You will be at next weekend's performance, right Sandra?” Lavinia said as her driver pulled the car around.
‘’Oh, of course, Josephine is such a graceful dancer, and I know she will light up the stage with her beauty,’’ Sandra said.
‘’Oh, I agree,” Lavinia said, taking a step closer towards Sandra. ’’I do hope you will find something beautiful to wear; mint is just not your color Sandra.” Lavinia said this in a condescending tone with a smug look on her face. Lavinia gave a small wave before as her driver closed her door.
She looked back at Sandra, who stood by, looking at Lavinia, unable to say anything as the other ladies were now approaching Sandra, to saying their goodbyes. Lavinia stood up allowing the late afternoon breeze to engulf her as the driver drove away from The Rose Quartz Garden, feeling quite satisfied.
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