Saturday, September 5, 2009
So we’re all set for a night of glamour, frivolity and festivity. So much so I have been pondering the notion of a mint julep – only that would be unseasonal, the wrong sort of era and my friend who has tried one said I should just maintain the romance because when she tasted the drink, it inspired an “ack, ack, pluuuut” sort of reaction and a swift attraction to french bubbles.
Another friend, the lovely Sonia, is having a ‘major’ birthday and celebrating in typical style. It’s all very Audrey Hepburn and elegant black dress, George Peppard and chivalry: the kind of dress code that sets the tone for a night that sparkle-arkles.
Consequently, I have been able to get away with daytime birthday crafting. I’m pottering on the sewing machine while the kids run riot somewhere in the background. Though today they are running riot in freshly laundered underwear, and I’m thinking that scores me halfway to a Good Mum Award.
Pip’s Meet Me At Mike’s book is the go-to for birthday presents lately and I went no further than the Cute-as-a-button Vintage Clutch by Kara Smith. While I could have embraced that ‘vintage’ bit and used a fabric reminiscent of Holly Golightly’s own era, or gone for an after-five look, I’m thinking this Ink and Spindle fabric gorgeousness suits the birthday girl to a tee. That’s not to say she wouldn’t do a marvellous interpretation of New-York-socialite-except-in-Melbourne, strolling elegantly about, peering into posh jewellery stores with coffee, croissant and clutch in (possibly gloved) hand.
Happy birthday lovely lady.