Oh my I feel like we haven't been in touch for way too long, sorry about that but if you must feel sorry for me then I will confess to being bed bound, spluttering, wheezing with a throat stuffed full of alien objects. I couldn't actually find any living proof but there was definite tell-tell signs of: marbles, razor blades, sponges & mini cattle-grids lurking around. Causing loads of pain and discomfort.
Did I mention a P-O-U-N-D-D-D------D-DING head? Non? Oh yes that too, I will leave it there, I would hate to come across as fishing...
Before this vile occurrence struck last Friday I had been meaning to discuss a very important topic avec vous. Let's go back to when I was last a fully fledged human, active in my environment.
I was busying around in Angel (London) when I got interrupted by one of those Charity Reps... Yawn.
Off topic: Bore off! These Charity Reps are super irritating with their cheerful bravado and quite often excellent conversation starters... The best course of action is to out smarten them with a sudden swerve of direction and look away - Never make eye contact.
Back on track: So... Charity Rep leaps in, blocking my path, my head is down but any swerving op had long passed.
"Are you drinking coffee through a straw?" He yelps.
This grabs my attention, as yes I am proudly strutting complete with coffee & straw... I start to slow...
"Why are you drinking your coffee with a straw??"
C-Rep seems quite taken by this, desperate for an answer & even though I know its a ploy to get me to stop, I can't control the desire to spread the word... CTS the practical coffee drinking solution for girls-on-the-go.
The Founder of CTS
I first came across CTS while grabbing a Takeout with one of my best girls, we had our black coffee's ready to go, when I noticed her popping in a straw!
Sarah had started using a straw to avoid unsightly clothing stains while on the go. Like me Sarah loves to walk and consume, a straw ensures that this is done sans mess. And not only mess, there is none of this neck craning too, I hate that! Knocking back your head to get those final dregs... If you drink your coffee black, it is not always easy to tell when your coffee is sip-ready, with a straw a teeny little sip and you have your answer, no ducking and craning or god forbid... Lip blistering.
I asked Sarah where she got her CTS inspiration from and she told me that she had heard Parisienne women did this to avoid smudging their lipstick, another valid reason for adopting CTS.
Drinking Coffee Sans-Fuss
No Craning... Walk, sip, relax.
Say No To Rouge à Lèvres Fiascos
Another great perk of CTS is no more of those ugly lipstick smears all over your plastic cup. If you are a lippy wearer like myself you must have experienced this... I recently got caught out without a straw (the vendor didn't have any??) and was quite mortified when I found myself alone in a crowded room holding a lippy-violated cup, I couldn't find a bin and every time I sipped the marks got worse and the fear of whether my face mirrored my cup increased...
A New Recruit
A while back I posted a picture of a relaxing train ride on facebook and my Fashionista Girl Pal got in touch questioning the straw. I explained and Lisa has not looked back, since!
Lisa Says: Straw worked a treat.. I'll not go back.. Plus it does treats for keeping teeth white! X
Working as a stylist CTS is the perfect mini-adjustment to make things a little easier for a girl who needs as many hands as poss but could also do with un petit caffeine boost.
I have been doing this for a few years now and I am a 100% convert to the straw. (Which doesn't melt & has never burnt me, although I have burnt without.) Following Thursdays incident and Lisa's fresh enthusiasm, I thought I should share it with you guys and see what you think...
If you try out the straw and it works or doesn't let me know!
And if you want to send me a pic of you and your CTS, I would LOVE it and could possibly feature it on here in the future!