Saturday, 17 August 2013

Dream-like afternoon at Sketch, Mayfair

The memorable high tea at Sketch
We walked through Mayfair, past all the beautiful expensive shop windows and into the club called Sketch. (Members only in the evenings.)  

We sat in 'The Glade' a room painted and collaged by Carolyn Quartermaine and Didier Mahieu to look and feel like a woodland glade at twilight. The sky painted turquoise and layered leaf trees on the walls making a dream-like setting.

Pictured is what we ate. Not pictured are the scones, clotted cream and jam which we didn't have room for. This was the first part of Amy's hen do. It carries on through today and tonight but I am back to normality at Handmade Happiness. But before I get ready for work I must just mention the incredible loos at Sketch. Imagine a large, white shiny room in which white shiny upright pods stand (as if about to hatch space monsters). Each pod is a cubicle and in there you really feel you are on board a space craft in another reality.

I love London. To see places and people and do things which are so far removed from
everyday life gives a glimpse into what is 'normal' for other people. But to me it sometimes feels like a dream. A pleasant memorable dream but not really real if you know what I mean.  

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