Streetwise x


It was a full day yesterday..picture travelled to the exhibition in Covent Garden ready to be hung for the’s in the Seven Dials area of Covent Garden..a rather whimsical collection of little streets beyond the main thoroughfare that holds some true hidden gems for any shopping be recommended..


Then onto to South Ken to meet the lovely Julie from Vintageattitude, stopping by to check out the swimming pool ice rink at the Natural History’s a fabulous situation – but I’ve never actually seen ice-skates create their own wakes before..


We were going to the Horst Exhibition at the V&A…I love the V&A but they miss a trick by banning photography  – and to outlaw sketching seems somewhat narrow-minded and draconian.  Having said that, it’s a wonderful exhibition, highly evocative of a by-gone era, leaving you wanting to for-go champagne flutes forever in favour of silver cocktail shakers and crystal rounded coupes…but you’ll have to take my word for it.


 Time for a pit-stop at the magnificent cafe..


Julie’s fabulous bag..she is a true original..and that’s just Julie..


Then it was home for fireworks..


Charlie tried to tell me it was to celebrate Guy Fawkes night..


But I knew it was the warm-up for my birthday today.  Cue the rude cards..


Another year older, another year gone..I was talking to a lovely mum in the playground the other day when her daughter came rushing up and said ‘My Mum’s 43 now’.  ‘I told her’, she sighed. ‘My Mum’s 30 on Saturday’ piped up Bella..’I didn’t’ said I….

Laters, Kate x


  1. KerryCan

    Happy belated birthday! Your portrait of your friend turned out perfect–what a labor of love. The ice skating photo made me laugh and the photo of Charlie made my heart skip a beat.

  2. Scott Mackenzie

    Happy Birthday! xox. The skating looks like fun even with the water on top. I can’t believe it’s that cold already. Seems like it was the beginning of Summer just a few days ago for you. 🙂

  3. zareenn3

    That was cafe? Are you kidding me? The architecture is beautiful! I thought it was an historic place or something! Woah!

    Hahah I love the card!

  4. Alexa Jean

    Oh I loved the Horst exhibition too, beautiful images and such a stunning use of light and shadow. Did you check out Poste Mistress in Seven Dials – I love it in there but it’s dangerous!! Happy Birthday xx