eat, pray, love, bubbles, parcels, fierce footwear, caffeine, paranoia, medical bills = wednesday.

hello darlings.

it’s wednesday.

isn’t it?

the throat aches with a vengeance now (scar tissue? problems? chill wind descending on manhattan? breathing re-constituted air inside a skyscraper all day?)

who knows. actually the surgeon will (if it’s physical rather than spiritual) and we see him tomorrow at 3pm. so we’ll let you know..

in the meantime, this is our wednesday so far – do describe yours!

we were a Bit Gloomy upon awakening: so blew bubbles while the synthroid kicked in and the coffee percolated

listening to eat pray love with the utterly delicious elizabeth gilbert reading it herself made applying mascara ever so nice. felt like she was with us, reading to us (although our manhattan bathroom is Awfully Small so she’d have to have been sitting on the side of the bath but still, Awfully Sweet image.

TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS poorer now :-( #medicalbills

gasp. for. air.

sent a parcel (we Adore a Parcel) to the lovely Stacy Morrison (yes, we do know her in RL, we’re not being strange and stalk-y ;-) it’s one of our decoupages and it reminds us of the bit in her book when she talks about moving to the big city to become a glam-and-glossy-magazine-editor.

en route to the subway: caffeine and paranoia (new york observer mental health issue)

then AT the office (at last – <ahem>) we just had the Most Fabulous meeting at the Day Job today with a glorious young woman who wore such Fierce Footwear (see pic)

we have never worn such spikey-cool-heels (while sober) but she walked with an Attitude that a drag queen would die for.

of course, we prefer doctor martens – like these – especially the shiny ones.

and it’s only just lunchtime (tummy growling) so we’re going to nip out to forage for something comforting (that isn’t bread – sigh – yes, we’ve been skating close to the edge with the “spelt” and “sprouted wheat” that is So Dangerous for us…..just felt like sharing. please don’t judge. or if you do. please Be Kind (we’re Very Sensitive) ;-)

tell us about your Wednesday!

dreaming in black and white with a touch of silvery visions and a twist of beauty.

we happened to be in a very elegant pre-war building on Fifth Avenue last night where – in the ladies’ powder room – there was a special shelf for Parcels.

as you know, we Adore a Parcel.


Isn’t that Glorious?!

we’d love one.

On the theme of elegance, we stayed up quite Late last night and relished a stack of vintage magazines (found in one of those curious thrift stores that one is not so sure actually exists but is a mirage suddenly appearing in the urban setting because it contains something we are meant to have – Yes. This is exactly how we view the world. It’s Ever so Nice).


We read the magazines here, at an Italian cafe from the 1920s in the Village.

also on the theme of elegance, here’s a decoupage we did a little while ago.


We are in a Very glamorous frame of mind today…….

there will be lots of writing, a tremendously chic gallery visit, surely more pots of tea and we’re going to finish the “dummy” of our blog/suggestion manual/photography book called: “How to stay sane: when it all gets too much” (subtitle: post-surgery, rehab, nervous breakdown, lost weekend)*

(we have experienced all of these – not first-hand ;) the nervous breakdown wasn’t ours, although god knows we’ve come awfully close over the years. and rehab was a job – during the dotcom crash – and was deliciously inspiring for our screenplay “releasing butterflies”).

will keep you posted, darlings……

A New Life is on the Way.