Tuesday 29 September 2009

Fashion Whine

There's an old saying that goes 'the more fashionable the party the more unspeakable the drinks'. Well there isn't, but there should be.

In fairness, fashion shows are about clothes so the drinks are probably an afterthought.

The white wine at the L F Markey Show was so utterly, totally inoffensive and completely forgettable I've forgotten what it's called. Imagine if it was the same for their clothes? Then I had a fashion moment...

Of course, the wine's perfect!
Later on I met some very nice people at Digitaria's end of London Fashion Week party.

One of them suggested visiting the basement for a spot of graffiti and a snifter.... of a strange Thai drink they'd got their hands on. How old school Soho is that!

Mine came with lime and the warning, "That's lethal". It had the weirdest taste. I couldn't quite put my finger on it... then I remembered....

Years ago I was staying at a friends house in the wilds beyond Brecon. We were off to a 16th birthday party and, as we headed out the door, his mother, a hippy type, said, "Now boys, will you have a glass of something to get you in the mood, I've just brewed it". It tasted utterly odd but I managed to drink it without gagging. As we left I asked her what she'd made it from,"Mushrooms my love" she replied...

Thankfully, weird taste aside, Mekhong did exactly what it said on the bottle, nothing more. Wonderful party, super, gorgeous, fabulous, talented people.... mmm, maybe it did do a little something after all.


  1. the brecon story mustv been quite a few years ago?

  2. Feels like a lifetime ago... actually, it is.