Few exciting exhibitions are coming up this autumn (BTW I am still to see British Design and Munch, I only managed to catch Picasso and was absolutely loving Ben Nicholson’s paintings)
You can get one step closer to your silver screen heroes at V&A’s Hollywood Costume. From 20th October.
Valentino at Somerset House, I always like to look closely at couture dresses, the craftsmanship is painstaking. Starts 29th November.
The Imperial War Museum will show Cecil Beaton: Theatre of War , Beaton seems to be popping up everywhere these days, I am not complaining! I really loved his portraits of the Queen at V&A earlier this year. This exhibition will show something completely different to all his famous photographs of debutantes, models and aristocracy, I can’t wait. On from 6th September.
India Knight’s new novel Mutton is coming out soon, I know I will be laughing a lot. As usual the cover is excellent, created by Leanne Shapton. I am hoping she will make an appearance on Woman’s Hour when the book is out on 29th November.
The Potter’s Hand by AN Wilson, a very interesting sounding story of the Wedgewood family and their hugely successful company is also out soon.
Saw a very good indie film with Elizabeth Olsen last week, she is stunning and a very good actress btw, the film is called Martha Marcy May Marlene and is about a young girl who runs away from a sect and tries to live in normal world which proves emotionally difficult for her and the only family she has got – her older, very conventional sister. Dark and depressing if you like that sort of thing.
Are you hooked on The Newsroom yet? I certainly am. It’s not Sopranos or The Wire but still very watchable and Aaron Sorkin’s writing is sharp, fast paced and witty.
A brilliant documentary on BBC Amish: A Secret Life. Not only it is an interesting and rare insight into their life but it is also great to see some of the simple interiors, I have been a fan of Quaker furniture for years and it’s so refreshing not to see any plastic and bold colours sometimes.
Cherry chocolate and hazelnut pastry tart, I am officially addicted to Pineterst and collected few cakes to try. This one was good but a tad too rich, I am thinking hazelnut pastry and mascarpone Frangelico filling for autumn.
Roses, echinacea and lots of lavender in the garden. The slugs are at last receding, there is hope for my courgettes and squashes.