1950s Apricot Prom Dress

I wafted into dinner at chef Nuno Mendes’ home in this beautiful apricot prom confection on the weekend.Nuno is trialling menus for his new Bethnal Green restaurant which is due to open later this year – for now, guests can sample a taster menu of about 15 courses, all of which Nuno prepares in front … Continue reading

Vintage 1950s prom dress

I have a confession to make: in order to get my hands on this gorgeous dress, I committed a cardinal sin and broke my vow to never purchase items in ‘proper’ vintage shops. But I couldn’t resist its creamy sheen and gorgeous stitched detailing. So far, it’s had two outings: dinner at an Underground restaurant, … Continue reading

1950s ‘Brexton’ Picnic Set

Vintage Acquisition of the Day: 1950s picnic set, complete with asbestos lined thermos and original sugar cubes (plus a four-person set of side-plates, coffee cups and saucers, cutlery, tea-towel, food boxes, salt ‘n’ pepper shaker and glass storage jars). This one had my name written all over it – I just couldn’t resist (and a … Continue reading