Sunday, 31 January 2016

Daughter's Birthday Drinks

The Daughter with friends and Bradley having pre-drinks in the Summer House before clubbing in Bournemouth :)

Sir Terry Wogan

Sad news to hear that Terry Wogan has died at the age of 77 from cancer.  He was one of the greatest radio presenters and was the best host for Eurovision, Children and Need and who can forget Blankety Blank :)

Friday, 29 January 2016

Sad Farewell to Land Rover Defender

So sorry to see the end of the 67 year production of the Land Rover Defender.   Here are just a few who have owned this great vehicle:


Winston Churchill

The Queen

Zara Phillips

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Heartbreak Hotel 1956

Sixty years ago today, Elvis Presley had his first number one hit with "Heartbreak Hotel".  The song was written by Tommy Durden and Mae Boren Axton and was reportedly written about a lonely man who jumped to his death rom a hotel window.

Off to Oxford University today which should be very interesting

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Bionda Castana for LK Bennett

British shoe maker, Bionda Castana, has joined forces with LK Bennett and I am loving these raspberry chequerboard high-heeled sandals.   Just perfect for a summer wedding.    Check out the new collection which will be available in stores and online from 10th Feb.

A Busy Day Ahead

Sunday, 24 January 2016


Please say hello to the newest edition to the Glamour Shack.    She is a 4 months old French Bulldog who was given the name Piglet by her previous owners and it really does suit her.   We are struggling to find an alternative name for her - any ideas?


My Sister's "can't live without product" is the Elemis Soothing Apricot Toner.  Check out my link for more on this Elemis product.

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Le Smoking

First shown by YSL as part of his "Pop Art" collection in 1966, the Le Smoking tuxedo suit was the first outfit to empower women by giving them the chance to wear clothes normally seen on successful businessmen.  It was a huge success and was worn by the likes of Bianca Jagger, Liza Minelli and Lauren Bacall and is still going strong today:

taken by Helmut Newton

Kate Moss

Charlotte Rampling

Thursday, 21 January 2016

40 Year Anniversary of Concorde

On this day in 1976, Concorde made her maiden commercial flight when 2 Concordes departed simultaneously at 11.40 am from London Heathrow and Paris Charles de Gaulle.  No other plane has been so widely admired as these planes particularly with royalty and the stars.   Sadly these plans were retired in 2003.
The Queen 1977

Charles & Diana

Joan Collins boarding the last Concorde flight

Paul McCartney & Family

Elton John & Ringo Star about to board

Phil Collins 1985

Jodie Kidd & Jeremy Clarkson 2003

Christy Brinkley 2003

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Little Red Car

Look what I found on Ebay.   It's a rare 1938 GEBR IHLE BRUCHSAL German mini car

Ihle Brothers in Bruchsal Germany produced micro cars which were used at fairs. Rudolf and Fritz Ihle started the Company in 1930 and produced these mini cars up until 1941 at it's height employing 150 staff.

During the War Ihle produced precision weapons and portable water pumps and when the War was over Ihle sold the dixi production to BMW and expanded their business producing rides for amusement parks and carnival fairs.

Coolest Tree Houses

Tree Houses are becoming one of the trendiest places for people to holiday in and it is amazing what can be packed into a tiny space and also be eco-friendly.   Here are my favourites:

Cinder Cone, Washington, USA

Mirrored Microcube - Sweden

New Zealand
Baumraum Treehouse - Germany