Myself at Hotel Cipriani last year Perceived wisdom would have us put away childish things but an exemption has always been sought and secured for the annual season of hide and seek. The time is almost upon us when grown ups revert to playing dress up, when the historic stone and dark waters...

" ( Tabitha, Bourbon & Pearls) I previously spoke of my past life on the other end of the weight spectrum in this post where I confessed to having once been 40lbs heavier and regularly taunted on mean streets the world over with renditions of "who ate all the pies ?" And that was on a good...

Bakewell Tart It is a well know fact that tarts are easy; a sure thing and none so more than the Bakewell Tart. The sugary little strumpet has been pleasuring palettes since 1820. My somewhat lurid treat is a tribute to The Crimson Petal and The White, Michael Faber's book which reveals...

Ex guitarist with The Fall, the garrulous glamorous American now co - hosts Gok's Fashion Fix and owns hip boutiqueStart London Below the platinum blonde with vermillion lips lists a few favourite things. In a nutshell: Favourite food: Sushi or anything Japanese Favourite drink:...

F&F: I've sworn off black for the last years but oh it's just so easy, I don't want to faff with clothes on a daily basis, if I'm going somewhere fine but day to day I think I'll revert to black or a boiler suit. Curator: Ach, you see I'm stuck up here in the hinterland, I miss all of the...

) and "lusty sex" have led some interesting people to enjoy 16 pages or more at the Bourbon and Pearls enclave. Oh and this beaut:"someone appeared at the end of my bed in a hessian bag", well that's heinous, could they not have at least belted it? No one wants a visit from a shapeless...

Mistrees Maddie: perfect, cram them in, it's all about catering to one's needs! Annie: It's true, my husband sits squinty at the kitchen table and it drives me nuts! Eleanor: Me too, I love the charm of old houses, I would love to entertain more, I just need lessons. Glamour Drops:I would...

no no not that, it's beginning to a lot like someone needs their knitting licence revoked and gently shown where the eject button is on their endlessly repeating screening of 'White Christmas'. I'm on the fence about Christmas jumpers, whilst they are perfect for a weekend up north in a log...

Bittersweet: one of my favourite things, a beribboned box has arrived but alas it is not for me. Nestled inside is this Smythson Nancy clutch, one of my friends asked me to pick something out for his PA and so I picked something from one of my favourite shops just to torture myself. I...

I'm glad to see that there are people who are interested in more than just 'pretty things'. I was delighted to see that Tabitha had included Ayn Rand in her topic of conversation for the day, but disappointed to see that no one had picked up on such an interesting subject; considering it is...

 

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