03 January 2011

God Save The King

As you know, I am more than pleased a new year has begun--in fact I was a little impatient to kick things off--but that does not mean one should not in the meantime relish the traditional celebrations. I am not one to pass up an opportunity to drink cocktails and engage in fogey hijinks, as the society columns can testify. The exclusive photo (at left) was taken during recent weekend festivities here at La Estancia de AC. How our crack photographic team managed to snap it in the midst of everything, I do not know, but there you are. The 'God Save The King' banner hails from the 1930s and neatly expresses in large bold letters all you need to know about your host's royalist sympathies, in case you had any doubts. Also pictured is a Hackett bowtie in navy with pink polka dots, first worn to a hardcore Tory cocktail reception in central London in the late 1980s. The shoes are a new addition: a pair of MTO chisel-toed elastic-sided Chelsea slip-ons from Gaziano & Girling. The champagne from Moët & Chandon and Veuve Clicquot speaks for itself.

5 comments:

Tabitha said...

"La Estancie de AC" - please post photo of tight white polo breeches poste -haste.

Belle de Ville said...

It looks to me as though you have a bottle of quality bordeaux in that photo too. You can't get more trad English than that.

Lacroix said...

And I thought that the Admiral didn't like Beau Ties ....

Laguna Beach Fogey said...

Belle ~ It's a bottle of Pascual Toso Reserve 2008 Malbec (WE: 91) from Argentina.

A.E.F. said...

Tabitha, Looks like the Admrail threw quite a party. Daresay tight white polo breeches were discarded in same haste as bow-tie and Chelseas...