sunsets, barry lyndon and listening to radio new zealand.

darlings

thanks to Gallivanta, we’ve been Transported to New Zealand (which is so far away it feels magical and it’s clear that Mr. Peter Jackson thinks so too – and Ms. Jane Campion, of course) and listening to the most popular Radio Programmes from Radio New Zealand and we particularly loved This One which is for the “short wave listener enthusiast” which we didn’t Actually know we Were until transfixed to the digital device here in Los Angeles and listening to transmission Expert Kevin Hands twiddle the knobs in the Southern Hemisphere and pick up faint crackly and somewhat mid-wartime-much-needed-bulletin-type-feel radio waves from inside ASIA and beyond.

glorious.

what else?

let’s see.

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a selection of reading/viewing material from the library.

the movies are actually Relevant to the Research (something about Love, Virtual Worlds and Artificial Intelligence – good grief) according to who-we-are-in-RLOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

admiring the soft light of an evening (while reading and Making Lots of Notes from what we could see from the bathroom as we sunk into bubbles and dreamed of Paris – comme toujours, darlings) OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

a lot of research (*shhhhhh* – one has to be Very Quiet around here – no loud music unless one wears headphones – those big “cans” from the 70s are our favo(u)rite)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and Making Phonecalls (the notepad came from BERLIN from a lovely friendOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and sunrises (or was that sunset?)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

oh. right. This is a Sunset (in santa monica). OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and another one. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and we climbed over a fence – naughty – to get this shot (can you see the twinkle lights on the beach? #divine!)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

we went to see Barry Lyndon last night (the film, not a person called Barry Lyndon) and it was glorious – alas – very, very long – and so we snuck out at the Intermission but we know how it ends anyway……can’t stay out too late…..you know how it is.

as we don’t have Time to write a review we looked for someone else’s opinion and found this – which we really enjoyed and hope you do too.

you could have guessed we adored the movie from the decor alone – the chandeliers, the candelabra, the gowns, the wigs, the flirting….

*coughs*

back to today: OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

can you see the lovely light on the workbench in the bottom window?

we just noticed it as we passed by and had to take a photograph instantly. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAand here’s how we’ve spent much of Sunday………addressing Cards To Editors of Magazines, people-who-own-gorgeous-shops-that-sell-books and People We Admire (yes, all about the book – *innerSqueal*)

we also sent one to William because he likes Post almost as much as we do.

would you like one? email us with your snail mail address: teamgloria(at)teamgloria.com.

back to NZ – (isn’t the interweb a glorious place?) – we’re listening to this programme now – perhaps you’d like to join us?

see. you. there.

*shivers*

the cashmere life: fireplaces, florists and fashion photographers.

we have no idea how many miles we’ve driven since Sunday – but we know it’s been in a most elegant way (empty freeways, back roads and plenty of time to watch the sunsets).

the cashmere life, indeed.

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View from the 4th floor of Hotel Chamberlain, filtered through scratched glass.

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post-swim moment in front of (yes, Real) fireplace.

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a touch of mascara.

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flowers for K and S, for tea in the Hollywood Hills.

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from the family florist that provided not only the flowers for Monroe’s funeral. But the roses that Joe DiMaggio had on order for years to be placed on her resting place.

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tea and dogs and vintage heirloom rugs and blue blue pools and a breathtaking view (Such Glam friends, darlings).

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great cars in this town.

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more sunsets to soothe.

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And hot androgynes in black leather to raise the temperature again ;)

Until tomorrow, darlings.

#sweetdreams.