This is a double rarity: all black outfit and a leather jacket! I’m still processing each and the whole thing together in this instance. Continue reading
The hotel’s ‘Express Breakfast’. The porridge like thing in the preserve jar is ‘birchermuësli’ and was delicious! It was my first time. You can find some info on it here. A good breakfast is very important to me at home and doubly so when away. The croissant was also yummy and the latte strong – the next morning I had to ask for a side jug of hot milkto dilute it with. My little blue Karo was very useful for coming down for breakfast without having to bring my whole bag. I’m not the most cheerful person first thing in the morning. The best thing is allow me to get to the kitchen or buffet for breakfast! It’s not that I’m very hungry when I wake up – like my son for example (actually he’s hungry all the time but that’s another story!) – but I can eat quite a big breakfast, light Continental or heavier cooked either English style or Oriental (broth/soups/noodles etc). However, I’ve yet to try the raw or smoked fish selection that was once on offer. Continue reading
I’m going on a short city break in Europe next month and starting the process of packing early by looking back at some outfits that I like, were comfortable and could be appropriate for the season, place and occasion. Continue reading
I spent a couple of days (sans enfants) in London and enjoyed it a lot! It was just long enough to relax and reflect before any kind of boredom had the chance to set in. As a former resident I never had the need to stay in a hotel in the capital before. It’s really nice to re-discover London as a mock-country-dwelling-tourist.
On the train: Brown Caviar Chanel Jumbo, Hermès Coup de Fouet scarf, envirosax. I love train travel when it’s off peak and empty.I freshened up on our arrival at the hotel and changed into a grey shift with zip details (Michael Kors) for a buffet dinner. The cardigan is my old faithful cashmere (Escada) with a couple of Hermès cuffs, python Jimmy Choo kitten heels and caviar Chanel Jumbo. That drawing by Picasso behind me happens to be one of my most favourites. Continue reading
A traditional Yum Cha feast that we love as a family. My kids are in food heaven! They all had to be rolled out of the restaurant….. 🙂Tea and Hot & Sour soup – I’m sorry Chinese food isn’t photogenic! Dessert of sago pudding and ice cream with lychee.We are such regulars, they always give us extra dessert – like we need it! Continue reading
I’ve wanted a brocade skirt like this for so long! It has a layer of net underneath to make it stand out so is a real evening skirt but I wanted to wear it daytime too 🙂 So here’s one version. The skirt is by Red Valentino and the blouse is Banana Republic (last year’s Summer sales). The shoes are Jimmy Choo python kitten heels – why not throw in some more pattern and texture while I’m at it! A couple of years ago I couldn’t even conceive of experimenting like this but now, why the hell not? It felt very comfortable and a litle bit special.
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One of my favourite Summer dresses, also here, and here, this year I let it down a little and I’m much happier! Again the python kittens come out….I’m carrying a bag that I treasure even more than the rest of my H collection, she’s called Dalvy in Vache Naturel leather. Continue reading