emerald goes to see #DepecheMode (29 years later)

darlings we’re off to a Musical Concert this evening. and suitably attired. in black. because the Concert will be given by our delightfully leather-clad friends called Depeche Mode (as an ensemble they are called that – they have individual names too like Mr. Gahan and Mr. Fletcher and Martin (he’s very much a Martin and … Continue reading emerald goes to see #DepecheMode (29 years later)

Portland, Oregon: home of Autumn, coders in beanie hats, great bookstores and coffee lovers

darlings it’s really beautiful here. this is the land where they keep the Autumnal Season (which as you know, we’d not see normally this time of year, being a Los Angeles resident). take a look: magnificent bookshops with excellent staff picks (and people who stop randomly and talk to you which was a tiny bit unnerving … Continue reading Portland, Oregon: home of Autumn, coders in beanie hats, great bookstores and coffee lovers

Tuesday: Tanner Hall, Thyme cafe and market and Tales of yesterday.

darlings is it Tuesday all ready? how exciting. we adore tuesdays. it used to be something delicious (when at school *farofflookintomiddledistance*) like double English Lit followed by Latin and a scrumptious study hour in the Library (we adore a library). so unlike Wednesdays which were double games – actually that should read Double “GAMES” but … Continue reading Tuesday: Tanner Hall, Thyme cafe and market and Tales of yesterday.

the importance of video rental stores, secondhand bookshops and thirtysomething

darlings how was your saturday? ours was delicious. and surprising. we wrote the column for Los Angeles, I’m Yours (it’s about gelato, the Valley and Mr. Pierce Brosnan’s son’s former tutor-turned-entrepreneur) and sent it off via email (so Modern) to our Editor. what’s that? yes, you’re right. due to the Americans celebrating their Independence from … Continue reading the importance of video rental stores, secondhand bookshops and thirtysomething

feeling lusciously languorous but still definitely literary

darlings it’s saturday in los angeles (09:42 am, precisely, as the Speaking Clock used to say in England). we’re meant to be somewhere but we decided to stay here. it’s already hot and sunny outside – but cool in here by the vintage-looking fan (not shown). too hot to wear pearls or even earrings – … Continue reading feeling lusciously languorous but still definitely literary

quelle glorious solstice of poets and pagans.

darlings it’s the summer solstice! our pagan friends have rituals and delights listed here and Poets dream of Last Summer here this is the time of year when, if pausing in a cafe, we take up the (android) digital device, select the kindle “app” within and start to read our friend Frances….   All summer … Continue reading quelle glorious solstice of poets and pagans.

quiet nights and slow mornings of writing inspired deliciously by others.

darlings there’s something so completely delicious about turning-in-early and waking-up-rested. we had no idea how well we could feel. you see it took So Long to get here since you-know-what. but we regret nothing (well, there are a Few Things, but even those most probably Built Character – *coughs*) cultural note: just in case you … Continue reading quiet nights and slow mornings of writing inspired deliciously by others.