LOST. One tie clip. Approx one inch by a quarter of an inch. Colour, gold. Could be anywhere in the house. Needed by 8pm for Toby's party. Needle in a haystack, tie pin in a chateau. Same thing.
So, off to Camden Passage in search of another one. Dreamtime (13 Pierrepont Row) had a fantastic choice, little more than a tenner each and even had one with a T on for Toby's birthday present (although that one was much more expensive - something like 50 quid I think :))
Then onto the Fat Faced Cat (020 7354 0777) to find a tie. If you haven't been there, it is the most beautifully put together vintage shop I have ever been to - it even smells lovely. Today one window was full of floaty 1960s negligees in fruity acid pastels.
I tried to photograph it but not very successfully as it reflected everyone sat outside the cafe opposite.
So here are some pics of the inside,
Angela and Robert are exceptionally skilled at sourcing these delightful garments and it's a real pleasure to shop there. (Memo to Queen of Shops.)
As well as the most glamourous LA day and evening wear, shoes and bags (for women and men) there is a lovely collection of vintage luggage - last week we bought a 1970s carry-on bag in various shades of brown (just the right dimensions for Ryanair and costing less than checking a suitcase in). The place is a stylist's dream. I'm going to try to take a photo of Brian modelling the tie and tie clip before we go out this evening but I'm just off to make 56 salmon parcels so it might not happen!