Life at № 42 by E.M. Coutinho
The wallpaper is up and I’m thrilled. The effect is even better in person than in the pictures. The room is alive. The dark table will anchor the whole thing, give it some gravitas. We haven’t made a final decision on the chair upholstery, but I’m leaning to leafage of some variety. I quite like the numbers 1 and 3 in this set:
Summer girls gave us a new coffee machine when they were here. It was a twilight zone moment because we had ordered a nearly identical one a few days before. What are the chances? When they gave it to us I didn’t know if it was the one we’d ordered which they’d gotten from the delivery man or … what? So I just sat there confused trying to make sense of what was happening. Anyway it was a fab gift and just the right size for where we wanted it to go – because it was in fact slightly smaller than the one we’d ordered, which would have been too big. Anyway we gave the too big one to Summer Girl #1. We’ll get something nice for Summer Girl #2 for Christmas or for next summer – as we’ll be celebrating our 10th Summerversary together. Btw, the Magimix Nespresso machine is waaayyyy better than the Krups Nespresso machine.
Also in summer news: Right now Bombay Sapphire is selling a set of bottle + glass which is gorgeous. Summer girls got us one while they were here. The glass is an ideal size as it takes 640 ml. of liquid. Yes, I measured. This avoids the bother of constantly re-filling.
Okay, so there may have been more than one bottle of Bombay coming through number 42 this month.
In any event, we now have a whole set of the blue stemmed glasses ready for next summer.
And here’s a fab video of the Fanfares of Mazamet. A carnival like affair. It’s not quite Rio de Janeiro, which also means you don’t get robbed, raped or stabbed – so it’s got its advantages.