Friday, 27 May 2011

My big night out

As I'm still on my economy drive I was lucky that pretty much everything I wanted to do this week were on the same night. 

First I met my friends Stephen Beresford, who's a brilliant writer, and the lovely stylist Richard Sloan aka Sloanie in Mayfair to help choose a 40th Birthday present.  Stephen very kindly treated us to cocktails in the bar at The Connaught afterwards.

I didn't take any pictures these are from The Connaught's website.  Sometimes even I have to be discreet but I must say they do serve a superior drink in there, excellent crisps and giant olives.  The warm VAT in the pub with one cube of ice just won't do sometimes.

I once went to The Connaught for Christmas lunch with an ex-boyfriend (also an actor) who faked a heart attack when the bill arrived.  Luckily he quickly admitted he was joking before someone called an ambulance and paid it while I tried to keep a straight face.

Then we went to a private view at Pertwee Anderson and Gold

It's a lovely little gallery in a Georgian building in Soho

I tried to take some shots of the art but it was hard with the spotlights, I would have posted some of Christos' work otherwise

This was made of embroidery

And real hair

Phil Bloomberg and artist Christos Tolera, I love what Christos is wearing.  Read more about his amazing life in my interview HERE

Stephen Beresford and Richard Sloan

Make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury who definitely has superior hair

My very old friend Sean Pertwee one of the gallery owners, looking very dapper.

Pertwee Anderson Gold
15 Bateman Street

I then went North to my the opening of a new comedy night run by friends Baz, Nick and Tamzin at The Music Palace in Crouch End

Organisers Tom "Baz" Barrie

And Nick Dear

And the lovely Tamzin Outhwaite selling tickets for the charity raffle.  They did really well.  The prizes were a flat screen TV, lots of perfume, a big box of skincare and tickets to Celebrity Juice

Daisy Beaumont roaring at me

Actor Jake Maskall

Presenter Peter Sherlock

I debuted the budget look from Tuesday's post

Actor Tom Ellis

I hung out in the smoking area puffing on my plastic cigarette holder thing.  I was intrigued by this lighter

Look at the size of it!  How to ensure no one nicks it

Kate Simm looking gorgeous as always

There were four different stand-ups

It was packed.  Luckily I got one of the last seats

Dave Holland who's one of the funniest people I know (I hope he does some stand up at Boom Tish soon) and the lovely Siobhan Belton.  It was great fun.  The next Boom Tish is on 30th June.

Boom Tish
@ The Music Palace
Tottenham Lane

After that I went back East to see Fee (Mrs Jones) who had just finished moving van loads of stuff from the Emporium into her new shop in Hackney Road.  Fee, Neil, Vicky, Dan, Kelly, Chris and I had an impromptu party to christen the shop.  I didn't get any pictures of the actual shop which was packed full of boxes and clothes.

We had a little explore round the building.  This would be great for a fashion show.  It's the sort of place we had parties in in the Nineties

And another huge empty floor

This is the clearest shot of us dancing in the back of the shop, the photography's not up to much by this stage

As usual there was dressing up, drinking and dancing.  I don't know where Fee got this number with a huge train she's wearing

I'm still clutching my cigarette thing that Fee says looks like a tampon

I don't know what I'm up to now

Maybe I'm choosing a record from Neil's vinyl collection?  Who knows.  I don't remember these being taken.  All the vinyl is for sale in the shop too.  And Loveiwear's amazing vintage sunglasses

5am.  Time for Fee and I to go back to my house for some sleep.  The new shop will be open from this Sunday 29th May.

Mrs Jones Emporium
49 Hackney Road
(At the bottom of Columbia Road)
Shoreditch, E2

I've been so bad at blogging recently.  I've been operating at a snail's pace today after cramming in a week's worth of socialising into one night.  I can't wait to catch up with everyone properly.  I plan to take it easy this weekend.  Hmmm.  Famous last words.

Have a wonderful Bank Holiday
Love, Christina xxx


Fay said...

Hi Christina Im just off to dream but im glad to see you are still partying !! You look FANTASTIQUE in the new ensemble and even the one when your doing exercise in the library ?? have agreat weekend Love fay xx

Ms. Moon said...

Oh honey. What can I say? I am balancing out the world here, sitting in the most supreme quiet all by myself.
But wait- what do I hear? The distant notes of dance music?
I think so.
You are beautimous.

Helga! said...

Darl,it's a glam life and I'm so glad you're doing it!!! I fecking love thoe pix of you with the head dress on in the vinyl racks!!!Killer!
I'm admiring Christos' work,it's just beautiful!

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

I feel like I've just had a weekend of partying after reading this fabulous post **sigh**. Can you suck on the puff-thing inside? I would. Coz it aint smoking - hehe. So proud of you Christina, a big night out and you hung onto the "tampon" for the duration of wonderful dress-up madness, knocking back a few large ones and picking out a few albums!!! ;)))) xoxoxo

Misfits Vintage said...

What fun! How marvellous everything is - the art is beautiful, the people are gorgeous and YOU in your budget outift - EXQUISITE Christina! I love the drunk dancing pics and you in your headband in the racks of vinyl!

So glad you had a fab night - and if you get through the first couple of weeks with no smoking while still socialising then you can do ANYTHING! I didn't leave the house for the first month - just sat on the couch rocking and banging my head saying "I'm an excellent driver, I'm an excellent driver". You ROCK!

Sarah xxx

Mrs. Exeter said...

Good heavens - looks like a YEARS worth of socialising in one night to me! I don't know how you do it! It all looks terrific fun! Good for you with the non smoking, bewitching outfit and superior stamina! xxx

Bourbon&Pearls said...

You managed all of that in one night? From one part of London to another? I'd have been headed home after cocktails!

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Christina:
We are exhausted already - and we have only read of your night out!

Here in Budapest you would be lucky to do all that in a month, let alone a few hours!

Have a fun weekend. Quiet seems a little dull.

Alison Cross said...

If I had been there, you would have to have left me sitting in the toilet at the first venue! Man, I just don't have your sort of stamina any more lol!

What a fantastic, packed night! If I had been attending any ONE of those events, it would have been the highlight of my social DECADE :-)

Budget look looks great on you! Hope you're having a long and lazy day! Get those quails' eggs in!!!!

Ali xxxxxxxx

CameronPoe2409 said...

I have to say: 1)The budget look is fab! 2)You're right, sometimes you have to go somewhere fabulous to get the perfect drink, I've been to a fabulous cocktail bar in Krakow but we don't have one in Blackpool!:( 3)That new shop space does look amazing for a party or a show and finally 4) Sean Pertree is one of my all-time favourite actors since his early days and the Chancer series (his voice is FABULOUS) and I'm officially jealous! xx

sacramento said...

There are so many things I want to say, that I will say none, just that I wouldn´t mind moving in inmediately, hehehheheh.

PiecesOfMe said...

ah seems liek you had a great night out!

and i LOVE the art works...

Theo Soma said...

Your economy jam packed days are far more glamorous than mine xD

Smashingbird said...

It certainly looks like you've had an exciting week! Well done on the not smoking still, loving the red outfit hun! xxx

Belle de Ville said...

OMG, you and your wild nights!
I love Daisy Beaumont's dress...I would roar in it too.
And Mrs. Jones's new space it incredible.
I'm still voting for the red cherry headpiece over the snood for your red sequin top. Since you have superior hair too, why cover it with the snood?

DaniBP said...

Christina you are a blast!
I love reading about your nights out. Your outfit was beautiful.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Fun fun fun!!

Looking Fab in your forties said...

The taxi story is so funny! Sean Pertwee = Yummy, love his voice!

Vintage Vixen said...

Dear Christina, I don't know where to start. You look bloody gorgeous, that red top looks absolutely spectacular on you and the white feathered head dress is hilarious.
The artwork looks creepily beautiful. Christos dreses so well, what an attractive bloke he is (and don't get me started on Sean Pertwee).
Charlotte's hair is indeed superior!
Hope Fee's all sorted now. Have a brilliant (and cheap) bank holiday. Love you. xxx

MyStyle said...

Hi my dear-you look gorgeous, red is definitely your colour and its great to see your outfit post too, very glamorous indeed!! Sounds like an awesome night too, the artwork is stunning!! Have a great bank holiday too xxx

mon sac by me said...

Like Daisy Beaumont's dress !

Make Do Style said...

Oh I love Richard's styling work but I love Sean Pertwee more , I used to have such a crush on him.
What a bril evening & so handy to get three for one! xx

Penny Dreadful said...

Tom Ellis is such a stud-muffin, I love him in Miranda. When will those two crazy kids finally get it together?! Looking forward to seeing Fee's new shop, I'm going to a swing dance on Saturday night (where I shall be drinking cocktails rather than dancing) but will hopefully be awake enough to get over on Sunday for the opening xx

Young at Heart said...

oooh you are having too much I'm spending my bank holiday in bed!! xx

SabinePsynopsis said...

What a great night! Totally love your budget look & want Charlotte's hair...

Sarcastic Bastard said...

The outfit looked great.

I hope Fee likes her new digs.

Love you!

Pearl Westwood said...

What a crazy night, glad you decided to take the red number out on the town you suit hoods more than anyone else! You always seem to go places with very hot men too! x

Wildernesschic said...

Hilarious .. now I could comment here.. i love the photo of Fee LOL.. you look amazing and so does the whole evening xx