The plane lands.
Everywhere around you see people wearing face masks. They try to stay away
from each other as much as possible. It looks like a science fiction movie.
It’s an image we have gotten used to over the last months. But when I travelled to Italy to pay my
production company a visit, it took me a little while to get used to it. The world was different
Luckily I could shake this weird feeling as soon as I stepped into the company. I always feel like a
kid in the candy store, but this time it was even better to be there. I wanted to talk to all the
employees after everything that happened during the coronavirus outbreak. It’s so
reassuring to know that everybody is doing fine and it was wonderful to finally be able to talk
about the products again.
Because when I make a design for a new bag, I rely on a lot of their
expertise in the process. Is this purse firm enough to carry everything inside? Are the
shackles correct? These are just a few of the things that I need their expertise on. Within a
week the new model will arrive, and I absolutely can’t wait!
After the visit I was in doubt whether I should visit Florence. In normal times this isn’t even a
question, but I didn’t want to needlessly visit crowded spaces. Fortunately there was no need
to worry. I’ve never experienced the city of Florence so calm before. It was like a gift, to
really see the city this time. The central squares were not overcrowded by thousands of
tourists and the Ponte Vecchio was almost empty.
Of course I would love everything to go back to normal, but after all Italy was a beautiful
experience like this. Until then, I will try to see the pros of these hectic times!