(Rag and Bone Jackson V Tee, Topshop leopard print skirt, Miu Miu calf skin belt, Chanel bag, Charlotte Olympia Delphine pumps, Vintage necklace)
There are tees and there are tees. There are tees that are destined for wear and tear and there are tees that are lifetime partners. With only about an inch of wardrobe space designated for t-shirts, I don’t take t-shirt shopping very lightly. I’m also of the opinion that great tees last more than a season and keeps its original touch of smooth cotton. I might be starting to sound like a t-shirt snob, but once you strip off the cool digital prints and the splash of colour, I think t-shirts are for everyday purposes and so, it should live up to a degree of standard which provides comfort. Rag & Bone is hands down one of my favourite destinations for t-shirts and the Jackson V tee is a stand out piece for me. There are times when I find myself wearing this tee repeatedly for weeks and the poor thing must have seen the inside of my washing machine a thousand times. I used to get vivid flashes of that nightmare scenario of finding a detergent drenched t-shirt carcass in my washing machine so I must have been like an overprotective parent when I initially got it. But as the tee proved that its gentle touch was not easily messed with, I’ve realised that this tee is going to be a lifetime partner.
The Regent’s Canal isn’t like going on the Jungle Cruise, but it’s definitely eventful. Some noteworthy encounters have so far included having a stare down with exotic creatures at the London Zoo, getting chased by a machismo swan that had a thing for blue and white polka dot trousers (he definitely had good taste), spotting a gigantic trout that never moved, having a children’s tea party (complete with the most amazing chai) at a pop-up canal boat cafe, developing night vision whilst Boris biking in pitch darkness and a few-too-many alfresco discussions with a collection of whiskies and Cuban cigars. I can’t really place the magical factor which makes the Canal so great, but one thing I know for certain is the path never disappoints. There’s a constant stream of canal boats going up and down which gives plenty of opportunities to get jealous of their carefree lifestyle. And for anyone who likes modern architecture, the new developments surrounding the Canal are geometric jigsaws that are incredibly pleasing to the eyes.