An Iberian Adventure


No, we didn't buy anything at Foragers....I didn't really even pay attention to the clothes!
(WTF?!)
I was more excited about things, and I prefer to consult G when it's a thing for the house.

Anyhows, last Wednesday we went to one of our friend Jo's wine classes at Eliza's Manor House!
O, yes, we quaffed some splendid Spanish wines, you know!
(imagine I am speaking in a rather posh manner, as obviously befits me)


I frocked myself in a rather divine 60's number I found at Retropolitan a while back.
My coat is a 50's (I think) lightweight coat, a gift from the sexy Vix,
the tights were retail, the shoes were opshopped and the fabulularsehole Mrs Slocombe bag was made with Liz's loving hands, dahling!
The 50's cocktail headpiece is from Wildfell Hall.


It was frightfully intimate, just us and another couple; 3 others had booked but didn't turn up, the rotters!


We finished on the most delicious sherry....and all my presumptions about sherry have dissolved with joy!
I shall not be ashamed when it's "Sherry Wednesday" at the old folks home of my future....I shall trot out a quality kick ass sherry and sip with pride!
X

PS: Nix found this Wunderbar promo video, and not only does it show you the interior far better than I ever could with my pix, it features our band, Loafer!
(it's from a gig well over a year ago!)
Check it out!

25 comments:

Hannah said...

Gorgeous outfit, love the dark purple on you and the hat is so decadent!Cool video you sound so ethereal, lovely xxx

Lucy Nation said...

I love the bag!! Close up please! :) x

Trees said...

This looks like so much fun! Rich and I used to go to wine club at university (I can hear you laughing but that's not code for getting pissed on wine!) it was a lot of fun and we got to try lots of fancy things but it wasn't as BEAUTIFUL as this place. Also I love that dress and the tights - both fab shades of purple!

Sara said...

That color! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Ok, I've taken a deep breath, and I'm back. :D That headpiece is what dreams are made of..Mrs. Slocombe, too..

Wine classes sound like such fun! I'd be 3 sheets to the wind 10 minutes in I'm sure..lol XO

Camelia Crinoline said...

That coat is lovely. Foragers is such fun. I love having a nose at everything. Eliza's Manor looks very posh.

Perdita said...

Posh wine quaffing, how very delightful!

Miss Simmonds Says said...

I NEED to go to that place. I'm hopping on a plane right now... and I'm gonna steal that 50s coat, I love it. Will torture you with phil collins until you hand it over! You all look soooooo cool. I love a good sherry, especially in the winter XXXXX

two squirrels said...

Oh the head piece is so chic and the dress truly splendid, all simply perfect for sherry sipping!!!!
The "Wunderbar" how bittersweet it was to see inside, it's hard to believe it's gone.
But I do have to say it was amazing to see you sing!!!
Love v

Ivy Black said...

Fab! I'd love a night out there. I love to see and hear you in action...s'brill.xxxxx

pastcaring said...

Oh you look like a delicious fine red wine there in that fabulous frock! I feel in need of a close-up of that lovely headpiece, it look all net and feathers and gorgeousness.
What a posh place! Hope you behaved yourselves!
And it's always great to hear you sing - more more more please! xxxxx

Miss Claire said...

Ohh your band sound amazing! You've got a deliciously warm voice, I sound like a parrot when I sing! Fab outfit, once again you matched your surroundings perfectly! Xxx smooches from me and chomby :)

Misfits Vintage said...

Ooh how CIVILISED, darling - an intimate wine appreciation evening, finishing with SHERRY... I can't wait to share that retirement home with you, mi amor!

Your frock is frocktacular, of course - and OMG that headpiece is quite exquisite. The coat, however, is HIDEOUS and I INSIST that you send it to me so that I might er, get rid of it for you!

The video ois marvellous - you have the most beautiful, hypnotic voice, my love!

Love you more than chandeliers! Sarah xxx

Heather Jean said...

Such a stylish bunch! Im loving your bag!

karensomethingorother said...

Loved the setting. Loved your outfits..I had to do a double take to see if you photoshopped yourself in to that stairway picture, because your outfit and the carpet and everything just all seemed to go together perfectly. Wait...does that make sense?

Anyhow, that bar looked very cool. There's nowhere fun like that around here. Fun to see a peek of your band too!

Fiona said...

I've only got one thing to say, I want that bag!! Can we have a closer look please ? Great voice btw. x

La Dama said...

I do love a good sherry amor.
what a awesome place!
You look simply divina in burgundy outfit.
oh yes do show us that beautiful vintage feathery hat amor.
Your voice is like a mermaid calling to me.
Besotes

señora Allnut said...

you look so gorgeous and elegant, love your floral coat over that burgundy color dress, it's a nice color to drink some red wine!
(And love you've tasted some Rioja wines, 'cause I'm living just in the Rioja region!!!!
besos & wine

Scarlett said...

Sassy mama in the purple! Scarlett x

MistressCatgirl said...

I LOVE the smell and taste of sherry. Delicious. At first, I thought you had gone short and blonde. That would have been a big surprise.

Psycho Sue- Sew Misunderstood said...

BAG! BAG! BAG! (catches breath) I LOVE THE BAG!! Also i had a wee pee in my pants because first i thought you chopped off your hair and dyed it blonde! i thought: that is crazy helga! then i saw it was just the headwear tricking me!

Terri said...

Whoa, the band in action! I'm very impressed.

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Oh how dare those rude people not turn up - more for you guys then eh? See what they missed out on? YOU in a frocktacular frock, AMAZING coat (dear Vix, so missing her!), SILVER shoes - GAH!!!!!! Oh and your utterly, utterly gorg hat -and OMG your voice!!! Beautiful!!! You're singing and I LOVE IT!!!!!! I like your loo better;)) xxxxooooo

Pennyblossoms said...

I'm with Desiree...more vino to your elbow!
And I'm missing Vix too!
I am about to lie back and let your dulcet tones wash over me!
Z xx

SACRAMENTO said...

How wonderful you look, and the touch or RUEDA wine brings us closer together, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Krista said...

I love the video with you in it! Totally badass! Will you sign my boobie PLEASE! This looks like such a lovely lil gathering and you are becoming quite the wino :) I know so little about Spanish wine and Sherry even less but I'd be totally into this for sure. You all look so dam put together! G is looking hot as I have ever seen him and I adore the coat Vix sent you!

I think I have a wee crush on Justine too, can you please bring her to America with you :)
Loveyoumorethansherry!
Krista