A fashionable birthday lunch
My friend and I celebrated our daughters’ nineteenth birthdays by having lunch at this magical restaurant in the middle of Petersham Nurseries, near Richmond. The floor was hardened earth, the waitresses wore wellies and the food was delicious. My friend’s daughter is an avid reader of Vogue, so was able to point out that we not only had one British fashion designer of the year sitting behind Flo but also another one sitting with his wife to the right of us. This is getting to become a habit – I’m going to start expecting to see celebrities and the great and the good in the world of art and design every time I eat out.
It reminds me of another friend of mine who went out for a meal at Pizza Express in London with work colleagues about 15 years ago. She said to her friends ‘Every time I go into London I see somebody famous’ and without skipping a beat she continued, ‘for instance now, Prince William has just walked in with some friends’. The friends laughed, as they had their backs to the restaurant door, but when they turned to check, there he was.