I’m a big fan of the ballet so I was excited when Estée Lauder recently invited me to attend a beautiful night out in Sydney to watch a production of Sleeping Beauty at The Capitol Theatre. I felt throughly spoilt as the evening started at the Park Hyatt where I was able to get ready and have my hair and makeup done (always a great start to any evening!). I love getting dressed up for the ballet so I opted for a one shoulder Rebecca Vallance dress with bow detail and black Alaïa heels. When it comes to special occasions, I always like having a fragrance to remember them by and in this instance I chose Estée Lauder’s Modern Muse. It’s a floral woody scent which is strong and modern, and perfectly matched the mood of the evening. It’s a scent that I’ve fallen in love with and have been wearing non-stop ever since.
After getting ready I joined fellow bloggers Carmen Hamilton, Sara Crampton and Eleanor Pendleton for dinner at the Park Hyatt dining room before we were picked up and whisked away to the theatre. It’s always lovely when work and friends combine as the evening felt like a great girls’ night out.
The highlight of the night was watching Sleeping Beauty and even better was the fact we were lucky enough to be treated to a performance that featured renowned prima ballerina Misty Copeland as a special guest. As a treat we were also able to pop backstage to meet Misty who told us that she had only weeks to rehearse the role when usually she’d have months—a true testament of how talented she is. It was also interesting to be able to go on a tour of the set and see the inner workings of such an amazing production.
In the lead up to a hectic time of year it was nice to be able to take the time out to enjoy such a memorable evening. And now each time I wear the fragrance it instantly brings me back.
This post was produced in collaboration with Estée Lauder