Vivaldi, blue skies and Dr. Martens.

hello darlings

happy sunday!

time for Mr. Vivaldi!


and a Quick recap of Saturday before we Dash out (merrily) into the brightness of a sunday to be very sociable (surprisingly so – we seemed to have booked a breakfast, morning coffee, walk in the park, drive to somewhere-to-be-helpful, tea and some Diego-time, then another meeting-up-with-friends – blimey)


last night we happened to be in Los Feliz and saw a large pair (too large, actually) of retro circular blue glass in white frames sunglasses in the window of a Vintage Store and Popped in to say hello, try them on, sadly reject them, but make a new Instagram friend. 296ee804b78e11e3b9060e0eee734f32_8

just before that we had a lovely long Telephone call with william in england when, suddenly, there was a VAST SHUDDERING and we interrupted him talking about the new garden turf over at the Essex Street Pleasure Gardens to say in a small voice:

um, gosh, william – there’s another earthquake.

and it was ever so nice to be on the phone with someone (with a reassuringly deep basso profundo voice) until the shaking passed.

the pleasures and pains of living in paradise darlings ;-)


the constant sunlight delights – and yet there are movements beneath the earth’s crust that tell us very Clearly that we Live ON A Fault Line. eek.

moving swiftly on.

we popped in to skylight books to visit their copies of the book and *giggled* with a tiny blush to the (apple) cheeks to see it is reclining lusciously next to the naughty section. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

a fresh pair of DMs was bought.

the other daywear pair (as opposed to special occasion patent leather one for night-time and Interview purposes) were a Disgrace and we are heading back to England on Thursday (red-eye – the gods protect us from crazy jet-lag) and Must be Suitably Shod. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

the sky has been resplendent thus far this weekend. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

admiring the buildings off the shore that resemble 1930s Ocean-Going-Liners. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAsurfboards on road warrior sales VP vehicles abound as soon as the weekend hits Town.

are you enjoying the Vivaldi?

it just says SUNDAY, doesn’t it?


must apply mascara (lightly) and get into the car (no surfboard but plenty of writing paper in the console between the driver’s seat and the passenger seat where the messenger bag rides nestled with a small sandwich bag of grapes for the journey – that’s for us, not the messenger bag – it prefers plums).



comic books and cashmere sweaters


lots going on.

who-we-are-in-RL is Very Busy.

but we managed to sneak a few moments here just to say hello to you.


a full month as you can see – and a new moleskine (#155 if you’re curious) begins…..what will sept Bring? *shivers*

much driving and Meeting people and wearing the sunglasses and shiny shoes. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and drinking tea (naturally)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and starting Very Early in the morning (who-we-are-in-RL is juggling several projects but everything is nicely paced and there’s Absolutely No Drama which is delicious). OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

our Publisher in New York (such a lovely sentence) called us to talk through some of the pictures in the Book (we’re almost at Final Designed Layout stage – so e x c i t i n g) and Terribly Gently and Kindly suggested we might want to swap out a couple and pop some new ones in.

we absolutely agreed and even did a quick “re-shoot” of two – the pile of t-shirts and cashmere will make sense when you see the finished product.

and this one was to illustrate the sentence “Thank goodness for the health insurance”.*

*yes, we thought the juxtaposition of Buddha and Meds summed that sentence up rather well too.

and we made time to visit the Comic Book and Graphic Novels store and meet Mr. Dan Kusunoki – such fun! 6fba39fe15a311e3a19522000a9f126b_7


you guessed it.

we DID write an article about our Visit. Screen Shot 2013-09-05 at 8.54.15 PM

we’ve been thinking (not always a suggested activity) about William James (yes, the philosopher and brother of Mr. Henry James) and how he said:

To change one’s life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly.

now we’re not Entirely sure that William would have got on with Cecil (Beaton) but they had Rather similar life philosophies:

exhibit A, milord:

Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.

it’s all about the Action, you see.

as long as one takes time to take naps in between, otherwise it would be Exhausting.

that’s what cashmere wraps are for – naps.

and large brimmed hats are for getting out there and being all Action-Orientated.

a combination of cashmere wrap and large brimmed hat and you’re unstoppable, darling.