This turning 40 business is also a lucrative gig. To say I have been spoilt is a complete understatement. If I knew that the blow of aging was cushioned by the coolest gifts, I would've turned 40 a long time ago!
There were plenty of bottles of champagne, lots of vouchers for pedicures and beauty treatments, art supplies for sketching and also a voucher for the Paddington Antiques Centre. Yay!
As requested by some of my readers, here are some of the more house/design related gifts which were so gratefully received:
The California Design Book will be a great way to whet my appetite for the upcoming exhibition scheduled for GOMA in November 2013.
The Iconic Interior book is pure room porn. Gorgeous in every respect.
The Florence Broadhurst book has been on my wish list for a few years, so I was delighted to get a copy. Dear old Florence was a complete character, but her textile and wallpaper designs are truly exquisite. Love this book.
Florence Broadhurst for Kate Spade plates. The design is Japanese Floral and is one of the most popular of her designs. Again, just exquisite.
He gave me just the most divine Georg Jensen cutlery set. Designed by one of Sweden's best silversmiths Vivianna Torun Bulow-Hube in 1990, this Vivianna design is my all time favourite. I cannot wait to use them for our next dinner party.
I also got some new art glass, but I'll save that to show you in another post. Very spoilt by everyone.