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

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