It’s still early (7 ish) but we set the alarm for much, much earlier and could not, it seems be as sprightly as someone from lower III, eager to greet the day, all prep done and with the fountain pen created ridge on the third finger still gratifyingly smudged with India ink and one’s sports … Continue reading a northern pale winter light, a first edition of vita sackville west, 1940 and Mr. Everett.
darlings we felt a little under-the-weatherness creeping or rather Descending upon us. many have been ill (around here and, we hear, in Other parts of the world) so we Knew it might arrive at teamgloria towers – actually, it hasn’t quite Yet – but that’s because, after our Very Early appointment across town this morning, … Continue reading eiderdown heaven with edna ferber (in book form) and a burst of evening birdsong
darlings we take our Role here very seriously (with a great deal of light-heartedness-and-whimsical-Joy) of showing Bright Things. because (truth now) we Often don’t feel like it in the RL aspect. but when we come here, to write, and share photographs, and wait for the laundry to finish its cycle in the dryer, and take … Continue reading recipe for a sunny day when one would prefer to languish in naughty navel gazing instead
darlings in between writing articles and chasing up consultancy tasks, we cooked and listened to Mr. Robert Elms on the wireless, popped out to meet friends at lunchtime and then decided we’d Done Enough. and settled down on the sofa, with the pashmina over our shoulders and another throw near the feet, for comfort, and … Continue reading dawn to dusk with anne scott-james.
darlings *looksquicklytocamera4withashysmile* s o me b o d y h a s s e e n i t. *gasps* and we just Happened to have called them (such are the mysterious and delicious ways of Serendipity) and they whispered that they had a copy on their desk. (they were near the Warehouse when … Continue reading what not to say when someone you know has a book deal.
darlings we don’t celebrate christmas in RL. but we ADORE it at the cinema and in Song. so we’ve been doing Lots of that. to start off this piece of “post” with good cheer and a rousing Voice – ladies and gentlemen and those as yet in transition or of the 3.5 gender classification – … Continue reading christmas prep in cinema and song.
darlings such a delightful treat. our friend – whom we must only refer obliquely to as the duke – has moved into rooms-at-the-El-Royale! well – we *sighed* (prettily and deeply) upon hearing this – we could not Resist the invitation to tea while taking in the sunset (all 360-degrees of it, from the roof terrace) … Continue reading to tea with the duke at el royale.
darlings we’re here! and quite MAD (in a funny way) from the overnight flight from NYC to London in 51H (don’t ask) with probably not-exactly-2-hours-sleep but the Virgin Atlantic staff were splendid – all perky british essex voices and a kindly way about them – especially when dispensing tea or hot chocolate (nobody was allowed … Continue reading hello, london.
darlings as you know we’ve been Awfully Busy (in a very good, productive, Being Useful and earning-money sort of a way) – travel(l)ing to Portland, Carlsbad, Brooklyn and Manhattan, returning to Los Angeles in between to indulge in some jetlag (a State with which we used to be Rather Familiar). despite taking Good care to keep up … Continue reading recipe for relaxation: hot milk, candles and contraband television transmissions from Abroad
darlings must be deadlines and the change in season – or perhaps something more mystical and metaphysical – who knows – but we felt a little “off” today – and, in fact, had to take the morning to dose ourselves with Vitamin C and P G Tips and a long nap. perhaps the bright bright … Continue reading the under-the-weather day.