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In The Bag — From Russia, With Love — Novlet Deans

by Novlet Deans

Sunday, January 28, 2018

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Imagine having made a decision, which you were warned against and which has now backfired. Yes, the rug had been pulled from under my feet and I stood alone, without any form of emotional support in an unfamiliar territory — Moscow, Russia. The burden was too heavy and I needed to be comforted! So like any level-headed, warm-blooded, strong-minded female, there was only one corrective course of action — retail therapy!

I walked into one of my favourite French luxury leather stores — Lancel — and there he was — Big, Bold, Thick And Warm In Colour. He took me by surprise. Held me like no other. Spoke a language only I understood — no other could. Had me and everyone else who was in close proximity moaning to the touch. He was my greatest joy at the time, comforting. A little beguiling, one might add… Blew my card but oh, what the heck… On that day, August 20, 2013 to be exact, I transferred all my assets to him and carried him closely even to this day… Girl, he had my back!

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