Here’s my piece on talented cellist turned musician Anna Hu – she set a world record at Christies when she sold her Orpheus ring at Christies in Hong Kong earlier this year………
btw.. here’s something I never thought I’d publish on my blog; pics of You Know Who, wearing Anna to the Met Ball..
When your gran calls to tell you that she hasn’t ‘had a blog from you in a while dear’, then you know you have been truly slack. And so, for my gran (and anyone else who is interested) here’s a smattering of my recent pieces, including: how to dress like you know who…
Why fashion photography is the new collectible.…
The fabulous and truly unique Donna Karan
The farm is owned and run by the fabulous Joseph Mul (above) and his family and harvested by a loyal team of pickers…
When at Chanel’s Jasmine harvest naturally one wears.. Chanel wellies…
pickers at the weigh in–Jasmine flowers overnight and can only be picked during the morning..
the flowers are loaded into trays and the pickers load their baskets into the back of their van and head for their lunch…meanwhile the harvest heads for the processing plant…
where it goes through multifarious processes…. which ultimately create an absolute- the liquid used in the No5 fragrance formula… Other highlights of the day included… the Chanel PRs who naturally.. wore great accessories…
and the Tuberose (which I had never seen growing in fields before). Chanel also grows its own roses for No5 at the Mul’s farm….
I’ll bet he does yoga…..
In the summer when the temperature reaches 90 degrees plus, New York City comes into its own.. as a place of unbearable, unremitting humidity, delicious insanity and occasionally and somewhat incongruously, a haven of pastoral serenity…..
Fishing and Mac’n’cheese in Central Park…
abandoned easel and paints….
Melting Statue of Liberty….
Even the all time greats sometimes can’t make it here… Le Caprice RIP..
Barneys new vast shoe emporium…very cool in more ways than one..
is 45rpm the coolest store in Manhattan/on the planet…? I think it might be…..
JD Salinger‘s The Catcher In The Rye...on sale at The Strand bookshop on 5th at 61st, the book with the chilliest Central Park references….remember how Holden‘s hair begins to freeze at the duck pond?
If you didn’t know, you wouldn’t know this was Central Park – right?-
To find this tiny and very beautiful lake take the entrance at around 60th and Central Park South and head west along the bottom of the park…..
Backblogs occur all the time – by this I mean you get so bogged down with other stuff that you just can’t, don’t or won’t blog and then as time passes you grow resistant to putting fingers to keyboard – wondering if it really matters, and really, who the heck cares in any case…. Well that’s my excuse- but also check out two of my all time fave bloggers: Justine Picardie
for much better reasons to not be blogging – a wedding (hurrah) and some challenging life issues. OK, so both these bloggers are peers of mine and I admire them greatly, but even if I didn’t I’d be urging you to check them out – they both write with such humour, grace and dignity.
So, in an effort to end the backblog of my own pathetic blogging record – – here’s a quick rundown of what I’ve been up to in the last few weeks:
Location: Long Island, here are some snaps:
Stylish small person at Heathrow
The best bikini store? Malia Mills Southampton NYC
I like her approach to swimwear – she embraces all sizes, makes great stuff that as a friend of mine puts it ‘doesn’t move when you and your breasts jump into the pool’ – great colours and fabrics too
This is how she merchandises and displays: cool -no?
Free Candy at C- Wonder Chris Burch’s new store (AKA the ex- Mr Tory Burch). Now we’re talking…
You don’t have to be a Euro to eat icecream at Sant Ambroeus but it helps. And you must be dressed properly to do so….
And on that note… only in The Hamptons would a child’s doodles be the above… -pretty good twin C Chanel logo though…
Pimped Vespa at C-Wonder
I hate football (soccer) but I love my son… which is why I let him persuade me to take him to a Chelsea v Paris St Germain game at Yankee Stadium, which is a beautiful stadium….
Totally different atmosphere to the UK….lots of well behaved fans and not a C word to be heard. And I don’t mean Chanel……
Before I blog off, a word about the Olympics coverage from here. I LIKE IT! OK so before they lifted their paywall you couldn’t stream live events via the NBC website, but now you can…
and frankly there’s nothing better than going for a swim, sitting down in the shade with an Iced Tea and chanting ‘USA, USA!’ followed swiftly by ‘Come on GB!’ -( for those of us conflicted by dual nationality)..
namaste and thanks for having me back….xx