Tagged: Neon

End of the Week.. x


It’s been a pretty mad, bad week from the lows of a long dentist appointment (oh the joys of a periodontal clean due to impacted wisdom teeth..6 injections later..) various meetings and visits to the vet with a very stressed dog..to a fabulous Book Club night (the above is my reminder for the next one..)



And a wonderful day out at the Spirit of Summer with lovely mate Galliana.  I will confess: we did initially think we’d got the wrong venue..and date..


My Wardrobe.com had a stand and I succumbed to this little number from new label Christophe Sauvat..it was the boho vibe and the pop of neon that sold it..(and the fact is was the last one left..)


Christophe Sauvat is one of those fascinating characters..He started in the 80’s designing clocks and watches..


 Then moved to Brazil where he made and exported thread bracelets, selling over 8 million.



 Before co-founding Antik Batik in Paris.


Now he’s in Portugal where he’s started his own label  based on his love for the gypsy-style woman who still feels at home whether in London, Morocco or New York.



It has my heart.



The day/week ended with a Mum’s Night Out to ‘Supper in a Pear Tree’..a pop-up restaurant with a difference…Run by two sisters, Annabel and Charlotte Partridge the evening starts with a glass of wine and a Drawing Class around a nude model with supervision from Charlotte.  We had NO idea it was going to be a rather fetching male model..there was much tittering and flexing of charcoal from behind our easels…


The evening finished with a three course supper cooked by Annabel..including foraged herbs and homemade sloe gin…

An event to remember…

Laters, Kate x




It started with a spring clean…

I’ve had gremlins..or little fingers…logged on this morning to find no post.  Gone like the dew in the morn except for the first paragraph in draft form and 2 comments! Great. So here it is again, sort of –  and I apologise to anyone who got this ditty twice due to the  re-publishing…

It started snowing again today…snowing.  In London.  In March April.  It’s pathetic.  But somewhere deep inside there is a feeling of spring coming – because I don’t know what else is making me want to clear out cupboards and fill up dustbin bags.  Which would be rip roaringly good except I have come to the conclusion that I am probably the worst de-clutterer ever…take this morning..I attacked our ensuite with the firm intention of getting jewellery sorted into piles, old make up thrown out (read ‘give to daughter’) and detritus removed.  I got as far as the jewellery…I have this pile of old earrings in a brass bowl..

IMG_1700They’ve become part of the furniture.  I keep them for some sentimental reason or other because the majority are dangly earrings and I never wear dangly earrings..

IMG_1720Then I had this thought – what if I could change them? turn them into stud earrings? Surely worth a try..so I set off to the shops…

IMG_1712These caught my eye.

IMG_1702And then I couldn’t resist these.

IMG_1710And these just had my name written all over them…

IMG_1701Removed the dangly hook thing, added copious amounts of this..

E Voila!

IMG_1717Macabre jellyfish skeleton men on juju juice! Why do I love these so much?!

IMG_1708Got utterly carried away and added additional gemming – but these I WILL WEAR with a white shirt dress and wedges in the summer…which admittedly could be never..

IMG_1714The additional shape, the little pop of colour..makes all the difference.

IMG_1718Neon orange stud hoops! J’adore!

IMG_1715I LOVE this combo.

IMG_1716Pretty non?

IMG_1713My alien babies! You look at them…and then look again..

IMG_1704Moral of the story? – Mess is obviously inspirational.

My tip of the day? – make sure the buggers are completely dry BEFORE you put them on…previously I never used to wear them…now I can never take them off..

Laters…much later, Kate x