BREAKFAST AT...

Monday, 28 January 2013









If Claridge's is my Tiffany's then it makes sense that breakfast at Claridge's is something I'd like to become a weekly ritual. Both bars closed and quiet - very unnerving - roaring fires in the lobby and dining room giving everything a glow; a huge insulated coffee pot placed on our table, grapefruit ricotta pancakes ordered and then a lot of gossip and guffawing, plus unashamed

BOW AMNESTY...

Saturday, 19 January 2013
I've been undertaking a major upgrade of my lingerie wardrobe and in doing so, have discovered exactly what I like and dislike. (More on that another time. Boythongs: why do these exist?)

While I like delicate lace and silk, the one thing I CANNOT stand is the little fake bows that are plonked on most underwear, even really expensive brands. They're not even real bows - just bits of ribbon trim

SAD...

Monday, 14 January 2013








This post, featuring photos from Januaries past, is here to state the obvious: January is dark and cold and I don't like it very much. It was pretty stupid making the first month of the year be January wasn't it. Why not May for example? It's not easy staying chipper under these conditions. One of the ways to bear a month you don't like is to make excellent plans for the coming (also not

FIRST WEEK...

Tuesday, 8 January 2013


















(More instazzes - I've got two broken cameras being held hostage by an alleged repair place.) Now the party's over... yes indeed. Cosy cafe meet ups with friends help a lot; I really, really like those stairs; cosy epiphany dinner and galette des rois; marmite toast and tea; getting all those January cleaning/sorting/prepping things done. Like my tax return. Ugh. Not quite as

THE NIGHT...


















Instazzes from New Year's Eve. Starting off right with a drink and a snack at Claridges, where various dapper types were arriving for a Venetian masked ball. Love that powder room, make excuses to go there, want to live there. I wore my new prettypretty Mayle dress and C is holding G's swoony new Lanvin bag. Hi! Billybob instead of Ruin at Coya to ring in the new year. The large

Happy New Year!

Monday, 7 January 2013
Text adapted from Anne Taintor

Hope to write to you again soon!- Rowena