Sunday, 10 October 2010
Chanel goes to Daunts and Dublin
I know that some people have been unable to get tickets for my talk at the V&A on October 15th (it seems to be sold out, although I do have a couple of extra guest tickets, if anyone here is particularly keen).
But there will be another chance to meet in London, on Monday October 25th at 7pm, at Daunts in Marylebone High Street. I love this bookshop -- it's one of my favourites in London, along with Heywood Hill in Curzon Street and Lutyens & Rubinstein in Notting Hill -- for several different reasons. Daunts is a beautiful place, lined with wooden shelves of books, including an inspiring travel section, and it also happens to be very close to where I lived as a child, in a flat at 99 Marylebone High Street (just along from Patisserie Valerie, which used to be Sagne's, where my sister and I ate marzipan piglets and florentines). So there's something about it that reminds me of home, but also of where I might be going to...
First of all, to Dublin (at Dubray Books in Grafton Street, on Thursday 21st October at 6.30pm; more details to follow).
Until then, enjoying the sunshine in my garden... sweeping up leaves from the wisteria, dead-heading the roses, trimming and weeding, and thinking fondly of my cat, whose ashes we scattered last month beneath the magnolia tree.