Sunday, 15 March 2015

All Sorts of Things

 I know stress is fashionable.
But, people I have been b-u-s-y.
There's been all sorts of things going on here.
Hottest weather for February in seven years.
I've had a little Hat Salon in my own home.
Thank you to all those who attended and supported Flora's Frippery.
You know who you are, and I love you.

 We had a lovely time, taking tea and eating sweets.
R's lovely gift to me of a hydrangea flower ball was burnt crisped within two days,
due to the aforementioned heat,
but thankfully the blooms still look lovely.
 I am keeping the fleurs a little longer, because hoarding is at my very core, people.
I've insourced as Mimi puts it and cooked up an expensive Italian late-lunch.
Last weekend.
I sent Mr Fascinata a bill for $440.
Whipped up that gorgeous tomato, basil and bocconcini salad.
Spaghetti and meatballs.
 Started an all-gold-Midas-touch head-piece.
More on that later.
A old gold Prosecco bottle was my muse.
 Lounged around a bit.
 Backed the car down the drive-way at 5.30am to get everything
done for the chalkface's belated International Women's Day lunch.
I am nothing if I don't like a little irony.
Catered for the lunch with the help from the little workers.
And bought the guest speaker a rose bouquet.
 Begun sourcing Easter chocolate.
Rested on the laurels of Chanel and Cartier's hospitality.
 Nearly run off the road when I discovered the old shop around the corner
has been transformed to this!
Marche du Macaron!
Sacre bleu!
Feel free to visit me!
You know what I will be serving!
 Trotted off to Cartier's opening after all.

The invite appeared in the Inbox at late-notice.
Thank you, Maison Cartier.
 I re-purposed a diamante brooch into a headpiece a s a nod to Cartier's diamonds.
And took my International Women's Day gift from Mr Fascinata.
My new Marcello de Cartier handbag, in the iconic red colour.

We sat at the the Love table.

 The whole evening was bathed in Cartier red light.
 The iconic panther.

 Tried on a panther satin, leather and diamond cuff.
Why not.

Worth nearly half-a-house.
What are you up to?
Are you getting paid enough?
Let me know.


  1. Well obviously Cartier took hold of their senses and got the memo that you HAD to be there! And how fab!

    I like the idea of insourcing, but only tasks I don't hate.

    1. Yes, Cartier finally got some sense. *sniff*
      Must insource, everything costs a fortune otherwise. I just get cracking - can't afford $100 here there and everywhere on house-cleaning, yard work, this and that. Xx

  2. AND PS will def visit you when I come to brisvegas next.

    1. PLEASE DO! We will go to dinner somewhere! :Dx would love that!

  3. Oh the busyness! And the style!

    I love it all.

    SSG xxx

    1. Yes, well it's hard being this busy AND so STYLISH!!!! Xxx

  4. Oooohhhh la la la la FF!!!! Incroyable darling!

    A bientot


    1. Robyn, it was dazzling!!! You would have J'adored!!!

  5. Hells Bells Flora! I don't know what strings were pulled to generate the much hyped Cartier invitation but congrats! I wonder if your friends at Cartier are suitably chastened? The fleurs and frippery look fab as always. And I hope Mr Fascinata coughed up for the Italian dining. That's not nearly enough for the cuff at Cartier, but it's a start! I'm fond of reminding The Musician Husband of all the ways I save him money. Sometimes he gets the hint. Lanvin ballet flats were my last treat. I'm overdue for another, I think ;-) Mimi xxx

    1. Isn't that cuff crazy!!!! Diamonds on satin and leather!!!!Well, I never!!!!
      You are going to Europe....that is a TREAT!!!

  6. What a fantastic time!!! So wish I could have made Chanel!!!!!! Loving the gold for the new headpiece...keep posting more pics! xxx M.A. the 2nd

    1. Well...dear MA, I really did expect to see you. I was a bit of a ring-in to be honest. We will just keep that between ourselves, shall we? Xxx

  7. Lots of marvellous things...the brooch on the headband I really love, stunning piece!! Sounds like you've had a lot of events lately. Maybe you can send some of the heat my way!?! Ha!! Enjoy your week my dear Xxx

  8. Here comes some heat!!!! Whoooshhhhh!!!
    Brooch is lovely, I agree. Xx
    Love it when you drop by. :D

  9. Wow so gorgeous- sparkle, beauty, gold, Chanel, purple- so many of my favourites here (just to list a few!) This is why I love your posts. I have been so busy lately too- it is just crazy.