Retro Reclamation – From Trash to Treasure

My latest project involved the up-cycling of my late gran’s pair of mid-century utility dining chairs.  They were not in a good state when I got them, and the leatherette plastic coverings were all torn and worn, and the paintwork flaked miserably with age.   These chairs were produced by a London firm called H.Lait […]

Boom Town! Super Bowl XLVIII

FIRST QUARTER – Game Review After all the hype, the so-called clash between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Sunday really should have been billed as the Super-Bad Bowl, as audiences across the globe witnessed wild horses well and truly annihilated by a flock of well-assembled raptors.  It […]

PARTY LIKE GATSBY

The Invitation When one of my good friends mentioned that she was planning on having a 1920s theme for her thirtieth birthday party, I jumped at the chance of helping her with the party planning.  Having visited one of the many “speakeasy” bars in New York, “Bath Tub Gin” in Chelsea last November, I already […]