Chelsea Days

Sorry for being rather absent this week – I have been working – hurrah! (again ๐Ÿ˜Š).

I have been helping at the hush sample sale ๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ‘™- the last day is tomorrow, so I would get down to Chelsea Old Town Hall quick fast and get yourself some wonderful pyjamas ๐Ÿ‘˜, cashmere jumpers ๐Ÿ‘•, slouchy tees ๐Ÿ‘š and a whole bunch of other bits and pieces you will wear forever ๐Ÿ‘›๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘– โ˜บ๏ธ.

The sample sale was fun – but 10am on the first morning was a little terrifying. ย The parka wearing, ombre haired, hush loving ladies are a nice bunch (they were so pleased with their sample finds) but they are determined. ย Very determined. ย Not a snood lay unturned in the hunt for the last pair of cashmere wristwarmers. ย My first customer to the till was a frightened man who had been sent by his wife to buy pyjamas – he really did look scared, and fled the moment he had paid, clutching his purchases, with mutterings of ‘never returning ever again’… And I do get a little displeased with the ladies who try and bargain down even further – that jumper was ยฃ85 you are paying ยฃ15. ย Please just appreciate how good a deal you are getting and don’t try to haggle with me. ย However, in general the sample sale customers seemed very pleased with their finds. ย I got the Ascot dress ๐Ÿ‘— in navy which I am very pleased with ๐Ÿ˜.

I had lunch with Grace, which was very nice indeed. ย We went to The Grocer on the King’s Road ๐Ÿ๐Ÿž and got much needed coffees โ˜•๏ธ and good things to eat. ย We first considered L’Eto which look delightful – but ยฃ9.90 for a takeaway salad seems a little bit much even for Chelsea….

Grace is a singer ๐ŸŽถ, and singsย wonderfully (listen to her song Vapour Trails โ˜บ๏ธ) and told me all about the video ๐ŸŽฅ she is about to shoot for her newest single ๐ŸŽต, which is coming out early this year. ย I am very excited. ย On a side note, she is also going to come roller blading on Wandsworth Common which is magical ๐ŸŽ† – Grace we will, one day, go to a roller disco wearing shiny leotards…

I also found the most beautiful navy parka ๐ŸŽฝ ever, in Claudie Pierlot. ย It’s lovely, and I want it and it is reduced from ยฃ600 to ยฃ180. ย I have however been incredibly restrained, the consumer in me – ย ‘but you really need a nice warm, smart coat, and it’s such a good price’ has been quietened. ย This was a massive hurdle and I did not fall. ย At least not yet. ย I have not bought the parka ๐ŸŽฝ – although almost everything (except my bank balance) is saying ‘buy it, buy it’. ย I will not. ย But I am excited for all of you who do – they have it in burgundy too ๐Ÿ˜˜

A great thing happened yesterday – it was Tom’s birthday ๐ŸŽ‚. ย And not only was it his birthday, but Chesca made him the best bath cake ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿ› ever. ย Yes. ย A cake ๐ŸŽ‚ in the shape of the bath ๐Ÿ›. ย It even had rubber ducks ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ, and a bath mat, and the tiling for the bathroom floor was made of white chocolate โ—ป๏ธ๐Ÿซ. ย I think Tom was happier with the bath cake ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿ› than he was about the chocolate biscuit cake with cherries, and he really loves chocolate biscuit cake with cherries. ย Happy Birthday Tom!!! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŽˆ ย I also gave him a lovely David Shrigley card…. David Shrigley should make all cards for all occasions ๐Ÿ˜‰.

I am actually writing this whilst sitting on an aeroplane, as I am in Switzerland for the weekend – so super!! ย I don’t like planes, but I do like clouds very much and we have passed some wonderful clouds.

Alice xxx

Sample sale – calm before the storm
Cashmere goodies
Sample sale happiness (+ coffee top up)
Not quite a grocer – but what a lovely lunch
The lovely lunch – nice paper bags
THE parka
Either please
The cake!!!
Cake in transit
Happy Tom with his cake
And some lovely clouds from the aeroplane

Please let me know what you think ๐Ÿ˜€โœ๏ธ

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