It was my first meal in London and I was already asking for favors. I thought that bottled water was a smart choice as I transitioned to a different time zone etc., so I ordered a big bottle. Look what they brought me! A beautiful bottle of mineral water that was "drawn from the aquifer within Blenheim Palace."
Blenheim Palace was a destination on my trip! Only days after this, I planned to leave London and tour this palace turned museum. Remember when I had the place to myself?
I immediately told the waiter at the gorgeous street-level restaurant in Fortnum and Mason that I loved the statuesque bottle and asked if I could take it with me once it was empty.
He winked and said, "Of course." On the label was an image of cherub riding a serpent in the calm colors of gray, khaki and aqua. I had to add it to my bottle collection. By the end of the trip I had two matching bottles and I plan to grow ivy in one of them for my kitchen.
Now tell me, wouldn't you want to take this bottle with you?