Category Chez moi

Does this count as adding to the “patina of age”?

Dang it. Apparently this is what happens when your 18th Century china taps the granite countertop in just the wrong way. I could be devastated and flagellate myself for not having wrapped it in bubble tape or hung it safely on the wall. But that would be no fun and besides I need something to […]

Taking care of unfinished business at Mud Australia

Remember that lovely ceramics shop below our flat in Sydney that was closed the entire time we were there? Well, as I faced a weekend of work and taxes, I resolved that I would carve out at least enough time to make a visit to the shop’s London sibling. I had the shop to myself, […]

Taxes and hot chocolate

Last year I resolved to do at least one interesting thing every weekend I spend in London. Well, during the season of tax preparation and writing endless performance reviews, the bar for what counts as “interesting” is apparently quite low. This weekend drinking fancy French hot chocolate out of Danish porcelain while sorting through expenses […]

Lunar eclipse!

Tonight we had some friends over for dessert. Justin made a delicious little treat of macerated berries with cream . . . . . . which we served with shortbread cookies and French got chocolate . . . . . . we had a cosy little turnout — ten people in all — and a […]

A Christmassy Saturday in London

I love Christmas in London–and I realized last night that this is my last weekend in London until after the New Year!  I’ll be in New York next weekend for a wedding, then in Luxembourg for work, and then off to Australia for Christmas and New Year’s.  So today I went into full Christmas mode. […]

Everything is better on blue and white

Turns out my 18th Century Chinese dish is the perfect size and shape for a burrito bowl from Chipotle. Yum!

Cosy

It’s November in London, which means the days are chilly and oh-so-short. Time for blankets and candles and Danish porcelain full of wintry minty herbal tea…