Fallon Carrington Colby is an Heiress, Hotel Manager and Interior Designer. She lives in Denver Colorado with her long suffering husband Jeff and their two dogs Misty and Jensen.
My husband and I recently celebrated a significant wedding anniversary. I surprised him with an extravagant ski trip to Switzerland which we leave for in two months and he bought me another Cartier necklace. Now I don’t want to sound ungrateful however I’m so over Cartier and would really prefer something from Bvlgari, what should I do?
Fallon replies: Like my mother I’m more of a Van Cleef and Arpels girl but each to their own. I remember a story my father’s Chauffeur once told me about how the ski resorts in Europe are absolutely full of the best and most discreet jewellery thieves in the world. Apparently they all pose as bartenders so, hypothetically speaking, if one were to order a “White Negroni” at the bar, any bar, and slip the bartender their room key, one might come back to their hotel room after dinner to find their Cartier necklace missing. One could then persuade one’s husband it would be terribly bad luck to replace one stolen Cartier necklace with another Cartier necklace, and perhaps something from Bvlgari would be more appropriate.