Friday, December 12, 2014

Simple Joys

Do you have somewhere of which you are fond quite out of proportion to its objective merits?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

And Away We Go

We hear the UK's rather festive this time of year; we decided it might be a good idea to check it out first-hand.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014

After All These Years, Still Definitely Not a Fruitcake

Here at the Café, our Christmas holiday has started, so it seems appropriate to kick off the festive season in the way that's become something of a tradition hereabouts.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Hairway to Heaven

Sad news from Brussels this weekend - we're down one true-blue (and blue-blooded) Bouffant Aficionado with the death at 86 of Fabiola, the dowager Queen of the Belgians.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Check Your Personality

This is proving a rather trying week, for various reasons; all the better, then, that for once the Youtubes' usually mysterious "Recommended" feature turned up a treasure, which I joyfully pass on to you herewith.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Of Couture and Corn

The holiday weekend rolls on, with yesterday's highlight an outing to the Museum of Fine Arts, ostensibly to see their current exhibition of Goyas.  I found an unexpected treat, however, that very nearly outshone even the master's portrait of the Duchess of Alba (not, of course, the recently deceased edition thereof - she was old, but not that old...).

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Last-Minute Menu Suggestion

Just in case your Thanksgiving isn't shaping up to be as perfectly apalling as you'd hoped, here's a tasty, terrifying treat - talk about putting the hell back in Hellmann's!

Monday, November 24, 2014

When Words Fail

Miss Nina tells it like it is.  Like it still fucking is. Goddamit.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

How Are You Celebrating?

Today is World Toilet Day.  Are you, like Jeannie Sue here, doing the traditional Dance of Bubble-Action Exhilaration?

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Phone Home

So - have you been following the comet-landing?  Who could have thought, in these cynical days, that the adventures of a plucky little techno-pioneer could be so gripping?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Grace Under Pressure

As the years passed, she increasingly looked as if not every aspect of the bargain she'd made had worked out quite as expected...

Thursday, November 6, 2014

A Bulletin from an Invalid

Just a quick note, darlings, to let you know I'm alive, if not particularly well...