My friend Mrs McGinn chose to celebrate her 30th at her favourite lunch location, Petersham Nurseries - a stylish & rustic haven in Richmond. Unfortunately I was working away and unable to attend, but I did make sure that I chose a suitably vintage themed gift for this Mad Men obsessed lady. This dress was found in GB Antiques - a superb gigantic warehouse filled with vintage bargains galore. It made me think instantly of Betty Draper.
My friend Mrs Keenan chose to have a BBQ in the back garden of her family home up North. It was lovely, and took me and my school friends right back to our days of teenage sleepovers! The cakes were provided by my friend The Happy Little Baker and my gift (similar to the one pictured) was from the artist Kate Hamilton-Hunter who makes necklaces from recycled vintage food tins. I found her work in Bellwood and Wright in Lancaster which always comes up trumps for unique presents.
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