It was addressed to my ancient old employer of course. But as his trusted, loyal and discreet assistant, I took it upon myself to open it - along with Ester the upstairs maid who has a similar
Inside the box there was a cape, a tweed cap, and a pipe. And while I'm sure you've already guessed it, apparently the old buzzard is going to a Halloween party this year dressed as Sherlock Holmes!
We weren't aware that he'd received any invitations this year for Halloween, but somehow the costume seems to suit his self image as an intelligent gentleman - as opposed to going as Dracula which would better reflect his true nature and demeanor toward others.
About this time last year I wrote about the elegant costumes and parties the former Missus used to throw around here in a post entitled Halloween Parties for the Rich - so I'll not bore you with all that again.
But there was this one year when she wanted to dress up as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's, complete with black evening gloves and a rare silver-and-gemstone cigarette holder. I tried to dissuade her, explaining that it's mostly Drag Queens who dress up like Holly. But she was not deterred, and was actually the hit of the evening. The major difference being that Holly's pearl and diamond necklace was merely costume jewelry.
Unlike the quiet rich however, Hollywood celebs are somewhat more flashy and splashy in their Halloween attire, to say the least. If you're looking for costume inspiration, here's a look at fifty-five celebrities that made the pages of Harper's Bazaar - "From sultry to spooky" and all done up for "Trick-or-Treating".
As always, thanks for stopping by this evening.
I hope you have a fun and wonderful Halloween weekend! But beware, the onslaught of Christmas begins the very day after!