FLASHBACK TO TORONTO IN 2002
These four scented ladies met me at the door when I arrived for my ESTEE’ LAUDER three-day engraving event at HOLT RENFREW in Toronto, Ontario, in the fall of 2002. Much to my surprise, each of them, along with a dozen or so more in the cosmetics department, wore a black T-shirt with KEN BROWN emblazoned across the chest.
The idea was to generate a lot of questions from customers: “WHO IS KEN BROWN?” Well, each questioner got an answer: “He’s a Texas guy who does amazing Calligraphy on our compacts, fragrance bottles, lipstick tubes, and makeup brushes!”
It was a grand event hosted by a group of top-drawer HOLT RENFREW staff and Estee Lauder representatives. Don’t recall the number of bottles and other items done, but it was about a Texas pickup load over the three days!
Above is an exquisite Estee Lauder compact I purchased at the event and engraved for Gail.
A jeweled orchid is on the front; my engraved poem to her is on the back.
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