Everyone needs to have something sparkly in their lives

June 2, 2011 

  • 1 bottle good champagne

    1 or 2 bottles apricot nectar

    Honeysuckle blossoms

    Chill the champagne and nectar for several hours. Gently pour the mixture into a pretty pitcher and stir. Serve in pretty wine glasses and float a honeysuckle blossom on top. This recipe is from Sarge’s Bar that was located on the corner of Boundary and Maiden Lane.

Guess who didn’t come to dinner?

By now you probably know I was not on the invite list at Buckingham Palace, where President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle visted the Queen last week.

I was looking at the photographs of my dear queen and I think she could spare a few baubles. President Obama looked mighty spiffy in his white tie ensemble and very happy to be part of the fete. I, meanwhile, was thinking how divine I would look in several of those sparkling tiaras.

Most of the ladies around the horseshoe-shaped table â€" it was rather odd looking â€" seemed to be wearing every glittery thing they had in their closet. Of course, so would I if I could get my hands on those sparkling trinkets. Who would miss them? Where do they put them when they are not being worn? I wonder if the butler wears them when no one is looking ...

And then there is always the question of conversation at a royal “do.â€

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