So last night I threw on this Easton Pearson caftan arrangement and hot footed it down to Black and Spiro for the launch of Anna's book Absolutely Beautiful Things.
Anna looked gorgeous and so did the shop, the book, and the guests. Anna made a wonderful emotional speech and talked about how her parents instilled in her the importance of working really really hard. It was a lovely night. Can't wait to read this-
Isn't the cover pretty?
All the Big Names were there carrying some pretty flash bags
When I got home I watched the brilliant documentary about Gough Whitlam called the Power and the Passion. What a life.
On a Baking Note, here's a cake I threw into the oven on Monday. I don't know what was going on but I basically turned my kitchen into a mess hall and cooked from sun up to sun down. So productive and soothing.
Obligatory heavily discounted Camilla caftan:
This is a good book, and I'm enjoying it about fifty times more than I thought I would. The first chapter was basically about decluttering. You can imagine how much I loved that. Read it. You won't be sorry.
Ham Haters avert your eyes! Now!
This baguette arrangement fashioned with my own paws was 11/10.
Dropped the ball on the intensive liquid fertilising plan and took to white oil and pyrethrum instead. You aphids should be scared. Because Your Number is Up.
In Movie News I saw Force Majeur. It's a Swedish film and I loved it. During a controlled avalanche at a French ski resort it looks like there's going to be a huge disaster. The mother's 1st instinct is to protect and save her children, but the her husband grabs his iPhone and bolts to safety thinking only of himself. The movie follows their lives after this event. It's a cracking good film with excellent scenery. The kids are real life siblings and act their socks off. 4 stars.
And on a sad note, we have to say good bye to Oscar de la Renta too.
I was just thinking how well he looked in this photo with Mrs C in this month's American Vogue. One of my favourite books is about his life and has amazing pictures of his homes and gardens. You got the sense that he was a true gentleman.
Keep it Together.