Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Echo, echo, echo...

Hello all, as you may have gathered I am quite tired of the sound of my own voice and have put myself on a wittering moratorium.
If anyone wants to keep in touch, I'm on Instagram now (linked back there).

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Ebony & Ivory

Packing is the sort of thing that can tip me over the edge. No matter  how many lists I write, I just don't have a methodical mind and I'm always suspiciously envious of  women who can plan their travel clothes to the nth detail,  I smell the whiff of hedonic hip swaying dances with the devil.
This last trip was a long one and as a sartorial lazybones  with  a busy trip ahead I kept things simple and 
    aside from one ivory jumper and one grey sweater dress, I packed my suitcase with inky ease. I just didn't pack enough, however, for such a long time away, so by the end of the month I was inwardly shrieking that I would not wear black for a least 4 weeks. 
Of course I am now sitting here in black, it's just too easy. Opting for a black clothing palette always reminds me of this verse from Corinthians, you must know it:

Black is patient; black is kind; black  is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful... It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 

I couldn't have said it better. 
LA/London based designer,  Catherine Quin's latest collection  has caught my inverse magpie eye, she adheres to  Henry  Ford's maxim that you can have any colour as long as it's black.
Her pieces are  soothing and  elegant 
Consider me sold.

I'm also loving ...

Penguin's Little Black Classics 

Spending a penny in style at the Hotel Bel Air

Marks & Spencers new Chinoiserie bed linen.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Pleasures of the flesh

Apropos of sheer nosiness,  I was just wondering, for those who indulge in roast beast, are you still saving the wishbone until it dries and making a mid-week wish?
It's one of those much revered childhood rituals in my house.