Macramé Owl Curtis is a fan of the TV show, “The Only Way Is Essex“. Having heard that star Lydia Bright recently opened a shop called Bella Sorella with her sister Georgia in Loughton, he fancied his chances to meet her. So, along with Blossom, we travelled there this past weekend.
Trying to build up the nerve to enter the shop, Curtis and Blossom decided to treat themselves to cakes across the road at Belgique.
There were so many to choose from, but Blossom enjoyed the almond mousse cake, while Curtis craved the fruit tart.
Then they spotted Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe and decided to detour through there.
Blossom and Curtis were excited by the vast range of sweetie choices! (As you know, Macramé Owls love their sweets!)
They were dazzled by the rows of sugary treats!
They selected some Pick ‘n’ Mix.
Still lacking the confidence to go into Bella Sorella, they speculated on whether a drink for “dutch courage” at the local pub (The Last Post) was in order.
But Curtis’ shyness was too overwhelming to risk meeting Lydia at Bella Sorella that day. Back to the hotel they went to enjoy some of the treats they bought.
The following day, Curtis regretted an opportunity missed (and worried about the teasing he might have to face from his friends back at the Macramé Owl Sanctuary). So he finally drummed up the nerve to go into the Bella Sorella shop. And before I knew it, there they were, Blossom and Curtis, within the shop window and ever so near to the stars of The Only Way Is Essex!
While Blossom and I (Annie Zed) admired this beautiful dress, Curtis remained shyly standoffish.
Curtis still needed some nudging to get in for a close-up with the TOWIE girls.
Blossom and Curtis were in heaven amid the luscious cupcakes at Bella Sorella!
Curtis was particularly starry-eyed to be so near a cupcake with sweet thing Lydia’s picture on it!
Satisfied with their visit, they posed with another fabulous Essex girl, Jacqui Cullen, outside the shop.
Little did Curtis know, Lydia was smiling at him from inside the store!
Happy with their purchases back at the hotel, Curtis and Blossom marvel about their Essex experiences.
Curtis is still dreaming about how close he was to Lydia. He still can’t bring himself to eat the cupcake with her photo on it!