Well folks, here they are! The famous HANSBURGER cakes that I made for Hans for his 50th birthday party last weekend. I have started doing Afternoon Tea Catering. There is a half started website here. The Hansburger is Genoise sponge sandwiched together with Creme Anglaise and butter icing. 40 of them! Hardcore bake athon. But it was so worth it at Hans party with some pink champagne in my hand seeing every one not expecting the creme anglaise explosion. Anthony helped me stick them together when I got to the creme anglaise stage. He was more professional than me. Then Dora help by standing in the kitchen and scoffed all the leftovers. She said “See me. I am an African woman. We chop like this with bread in the drink.”
Then, I COULDNT BELIEVE IT. On the wall in Han’s flat was the vintage cutout of the Lord’s prayer I had been bidding on in eBay [not this one pictured.] So I quizzed Jean Marc and we had been bidding against each other for the piece. I was gutted. I told him how unhappy I was and he said disparigingly “Don’t you know about eBay Sniper? You never win anything by chance and more.” Major burn. But then he fished behind some drawers and pulled out the one in the picture and gave it to me! THANK YOU JEAN MARC. So now it is in my bedroom and I can protect myself from thousands of psychic vampires and slug ghosts.
And fastforward up to today. I bought a belt of Etsy to wear as a necklace [what is wrong with me], have had a migraine for 4 days now and just thought “fuck it” and made some popcorn and cracked open the gin.
We all replaced lunch with cake – or in my case, I sipped Lucozade from a tea cup. These pics are all by Sarah Lee who sometimes pops up in the Maison B videos with her camera of the new season A.P.C. and Pippa in a SONIA by Sonia Rykiel skirt.
Fellow gorgeous Australian Caz. We call her “Princess Margaret in the period before she burnt both her feet”.
Madame. I wish I knew what was going through that guys mind. At least he knew he had to stand behind the yellow line cause Pippa Brooks was coming through…
Yours Truly repping one for the Tassie R Kelly fans from behind the desk cause it was the coolest, darkest spot in the whole shop. I’m gonna send this to my Mum so she can print it out for my Dad to put in his room.
Lisa Legs with the figure of a Barbie doll – she is my favourite Maison B ‘model’. Here she looks a little bit like a teenager in a crazy bedroom with all her favourite pictures. Also it has a nice view of a few of the Madame A Trois in the corner of the shot.
NOW TO RUIN THE ILLUSION OF GLAMOUR
How it really was… A bunch of mentals with a Neanderthal in the corner.
I went and visited Max again today and listened to him cry that his plants were getting murdered, bitched out all and sundry and drank cups of tea. Then we walked into town and I stopped off at Milk Bar my new favourite favourite – superseding Flat White [but it is okay cause it is the same peeps] for a BonSoy Soy Latte THE BEST BEST of my mega favourite ever. Well not only for the coffee but I was dropping off some Madame A Trois tea cup and saucer for them.
Obvs don’t shit at how great they are. But if you can’t stretch to £29 for one of the china trios, now you can stop off at Milk Bar on Bateman Street and borrow one while you have your tea.
After the perfect coffee and a happy chat I went down the road to Maison B where Tania had another exhibition opening – for photos of Noel Fielding by some guy called Nobby. I was a little nonplussed by this exhibition tho’ liked it a bit more than the real Noel Fielding exhibition. In fact, here is the best part of the exhibition:
There were bottles of wine and plates of these everywhere, about 9 paparazzi around waiting for Noel Fielding to show up – when he did and he was saying ‘Hiya’ to that girl who is in the band with the one going out with Kate Moss – blubs were flashing all over the place like men in Macs on the heath.
In the background, Max, Pippa and I were ‘chillin’ to Imagination tracks and Max even did some erotic dance routines. I hope he ends up in Heat magazine.
‘No No we aren’t up to anything…’ Max was looking very Yacht Rock today as well. So a good look for men. Oh and he has this AMAZING pyjama shirt he is gonna wear as a real shirt. AMAZING. The best dressed man I know.
Anyway that girl who’s name I can’t even remember was wearing these cowboy shoes that made her feet look like two giant crow beaks. But she does have a pretty smile. I remember DJing for them once at Cherry Jam – and she was on the mic, he was on the guitar, and the rest of their band was an iMac – I think in Bondi Blue, hidden behind a flight case. And this was well into like 2002 or 2003.
Finally, here is a picture of Ceephax Acid Crew on a recent tour in Holland that I have been meaning to show everyone.
So the latest venture from Shop At Maison B – Pippa and I have been going demented over vintage china lately. And the shop is under the jewel that is Maison Bertaux, with the finest cream cakes, croissants and pastries in all of London town! What makes a cake? Why, a cup of tea! A drink is too wet without one don’t they say? So it follows that we are fans of the tea set, especially if it’s mismatched crockery trios. If you’re stuck for the perfect gift we say a pretty trio called MADAME A TROIS (teacup, saucer and cake plate), packed in a cake box to go, with a bow on top for £29 will please most ladies… especially those who we’ve come to love as “our” ladies!
Some of them are so gorgeous I just want to be sick in the same way I get when I see fancy bra’s [OMG did you see the new collection at AP? The green leopard print with burgandy bow!!! I need one!! Only it is three times more expensive than a Madame A Trois. OMG I could sit in my underwear and drink tea in the summer!!! ]
I just want to drink Gin cocktails out of this one.
Hello – so nice! This is the kind of tea set a guy should have so that he can be cool but not look too nancy.
There are loads of different styles of Madame A Trois trios from the 1920’s to the 1960’s. This one is a hand painted job from the 1930’s.
In the black cabinet in the first photo on this post, are loads more trios to choose from which Madame Pippa will be happy to unlock for you if you want to torture yourself further with the delights of the treasures contained within.
Important things to note when watching the new Shop At Maison B advertorial movie of the Spring Summer 08 APC:
1] I don’t look like that while having sex, I promise. 2] Check out the china ‘Madame A Trois’ trios that the shop is now selling. Vintage t-sets [teacup, saucer and cake plate] in a gift box and a free gift card and a couple of other treats inside for I think about 29.95. I LOVE THEM.
I wasn’t going to go into town today but I got to the post office and I thought ‘I just can’t go home now. I just can’t go home.’ So I decided to go into Soho and do some shopping, hanging out and eating. I realised by my reflection that the unbrushed hair and a hoodie look wasn’t actually doing anything for me so I stopped off in Liberty, walked in the door and stopped at the Shuemura counter for some lipstick. An assistant carefully painted on my chosen shade, and I could feel a burning in the back of my neck. It turned out there was this pensioner woman totally captivated by the whole show. She even thanked me – she said ‘I have just been lucky enough to stand and watch the show. It was incredible. That colour really suits you. You look incredible.’ I mean LOL – Granny out for gash? Sorry Nan, I wasn’t interested. So I bought the colour and went off to Flat White on Berwick Street for a flattie and took one along for Pippa too. In the shop Pippa was showing me the ‘Madame A Trois’ tea sets on the lace tablecloth which I ogled over the coffee and some cardomen biscuits from Yauatcha [mint green coloured shortbreads - kind of sweet and kind of savoury. Only 3.50 and and almost as nice as rose macaroons from Ladurée] Then it was so cool cause Sarah Lee dropped by and I haven’t seen her for ages. Even though she will hate me for saying so, she had this spot on her chin that she was going on about, but she had done a great job of coverup that she looked as amazing as ever. I mean, it was hardly like the man with the thing in his neck [see a few posts below...] Sarah made me do some ridiculous posing with a shirt and I did some equally ridiculous things to her but shall not mention them here as I wish to retain some of my dignity.
More later cause I’m also gossiping in ICQ with my friend drx about a friend of his wife’s who is from Arizona USA who was shooting empty cans at the age of 8.