Friday, February 12, 2016

Where to Source Inexpensive Feather Cushion Inserts.

 Luff these tulips that were a gift from L. The colours are so pretty.
 Said yes to 5 year old sequins.
 Every time I light this I think of my friend A.
 Hello Circus Scarf and Maitai scarf ring.
 Making huge vats of curry? Me too. So economical and thrifty
 My kid asked for blinis and smoked salmon for dinner and I was happy to oblige
 Because it's Frugal February, I'll let you know what I'm doing for feather cushion inserts which let's face it, can be a bit expensive. I've been going to Spotlight and buying $7 feather pillows on sale and using them. Cheaper than inserts and just as good. Don't thank me- we're all in this together. 
I've even packed my lunch to take to the Coalface.
Who's with me?
Luffed all your Wallis insights on the last post.
Meanwhile I am Dying to see Trumbo. Fingers and toes it'll be on this weekend.
xxxx

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Wallis Simpson's Jewellery Auction.


The nice thing about getting by on Margaret Thatcher amounts of sleep is that you have so much more time in your day to Get Stuff Done and increase your Productivity. Which is why I've got some bread rolls made that I'm about to shove in the oven. So nice to action yeast cookery at 5 am. Sure, lack of sleep makes you age at the speed of lightning, but that's what make up and dark glasses were invented for. 
Win/Win People.
Doesn't this well set table just warm your little hearts? Me too 
W looked the business last week in a giant scarf
Happy Chinese New Year!
My lovely neighbours and I got chatting about Jackie Kennedy's jewels, then we discussed her auction catalogue then we talked about Bunny Mellon's auction then we moved on to Wallis Simpson's jewellery auction from 1987.
They've let me borrow their copy of the catalogue! So many gorgeous things.
Wallis was so disciplined. You can tell she devoted herself to making everything as attractive as possible. And by God she kept herself Slim.
I personally think she's much maligned. David/Edward was just looking for an excuse to opt out.
But I like to think they were happy.
Her jewellery is divine and looks unbelievably modern and current.
Luff this evening bag:
In movie news you should definitely see Spotlight about a newspaper that uncovers abuse in the Catholic church in Boston in the early noughties. It has an excellent ensemble cast and is based on a true story. 4 stars. I also went to see Peggy Guggenheim Art Fanatic with my friend A and her gorgeous 11 week old baby G (his 1st movie ever!) who covered himself in Glory and slept through the whole thing. Peggy had a amazing life but it was touched with sadness and drama. Her dad died on the Titanic and her sister and daughter got up to all sorts of mischief. If you love a good doco, Run Don't Walk. 4 stars.
Happy Tuesday.
xxx

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Never Knowingly Under Cushion.

 I don't know about the rest of you but I am Obsessed with my new Manuel Canovas Dara cushions and keep walking back into my bedroom to stare wide eyed and open mouthed at their Beauty. 
Much like I did to my son when he was born.
 You can just tell we'll be Happy Forever.
I've found a super cheap source of feather inserts which I'll reveal in the next few days.
It is after all Frugal February.
 Said Yes to Retro Colour Blocking.
 Said Yes to Coral and Shells.
 While all this rain is Great for the Garden it is what can only be described as Sub-optimal for my Hair.
So I Shoved on my Pirate Hat.
 Because I keep a blog I have a photo of me on the day I bought that scarf from the Hermes Mother ship in Paris. Those were the days my cyber friends.
 This weather makes me want to curl up and watch Love in a Cold Climate (the early 80s BBC version) and read Portrait of a Marriage which I am LOVING SICK. SICK I tell you. If you haven't read it you are so lucky because it's fantastic.
 Sometimes I wish I lived closer to Petersham Nursery. Like in the same hemisphere.
 The other day I whipped up an apple upside down cake because frankly, after a hard day at the Coalface and a school run, baked goods were a Necessity. 
There's a visual on instagram and here's the recipe:
Butter and flour a loaf tin. Turn your oven to 160 Celsius.
Mix half a cup of softened butter and 1/2 a cup of brown sugar and shove it on the bottom of the pan. 
Open a tin a cooked apple pie filling and tip that in.
Mix up 120g butter, 100g sugar, 120 flour, 2 tsp baking powder, a slug of vanilla (don't be stingy), a table spoon of ground almonds (heaped) and 2 eggs.
Shove the batter on on top of the apples and bake for about 45 minutes. 
Apply to Face.
Enjoy.
Fell free to inspire me with your Frugal February Plans.
Stay Sane.
xxxx

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