January 19 2011
We celebrated a dear friend’s birthday last night by attending the 5x15 talk at The Tabernacle. It was fabulous and I was particularly thrilled by Edmund de Waal – his book The Hare With Amber Eyes is a total must-read and has stayed with me. Baronness Susan Greenfield was also deeply fascinating – she talked about how the brains of the forthcoming generations will diminish if they continue to use computers at the rate they currently do, watch too much television etc; a compelling argument if ever I heard one. In fact all five speakers were brilliant and provided us with much thoughtful discussion over dinner at The Hereford which was very good as usual.
This morning, I started the day with a run and some yoga followed by the best cappuccino in town at The Exeter Street Bakery. They make the most delicious home-made panettone, too – which rather defeated the object of the run.
On my way to the Eurostar – off to Paris for Maison et Objet. I am so looking forward to seeing how the team have got on with three exhibition stands and two showrooms; it is always a slightly nerve-wracking time as a major exhibition is often the first time people see our new collections.