I seem to have done it again... I've neglected my blog even though it's been on the top of my 'To Do' list... for months!
Now I'm back and to sum up my summer I'm going to start with the glorious holidays I've had and some of the brilliant places I've been.
Manu and I, classic tourist pic for the mums and yours truly....
The National Film Institute which, was being built when I last came and now looks more spectacular than I could have imagined. Grab your bikes and hope over on the bus-ferry then dinner at Hotel Goudfazant (a little secret that a very well informed local told me)
A great day out shopping at Hutspot a new and very select concept store, Amsterdam's version of Merci, Dover Street but with more of a thought through environmental/eco edge, as seen...
here! Custom made BAMBOO BIKE, love/want!
Followed by dinner at THE BEST kept secret in Amsterdam shared with me by the cool local mentioned before you have to call the chef, Nico to request for this very special restaurant to open. With only 5 tables and your 15 dishes (and that's just the antipasti) descriptively explained by Nico and made as he says 'With love' you really can't help falling in love! I like to call the place Nico's but Nico calls it, Sogni Del Sud
After 25 yrs 2 trucks and 3 containers we have sold our family home... on to the next chapter
Tip - I could not have moved without the brilliant team from J Fisher Removals they are flexible, supportive, quick, efficient, mussel-y and fairly priced all you want from a team you can trust with all your precious possessions
After a hard days work it's off to the West End to see Charlie...!
SAM MENDES - CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY!
I SPY the AMAZING (god father) PAUL MEDFORD who plays Mr Beauregarde but not forgetting the UMPA-LUMPA's!
It's been a busy few weeks... Here's what I've been up to
RICHARD ROGERS AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY
Another joyous event at the RA wonderfully presented with a fine spread and champagne - RA team you make my week nights all the better!
He designed the Pompidou Centre and re-designed one of my fave London arts centre The South Bank Centre - this is a brilliant exhibition highlighting the very best of his best work and character - particularly well high-lighted with the Pop theme colours running throughout