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A SUPER COOL REVIEW FOR OUR WONDERFULLY ECCENTRIC BEDTIME STORY NIGHTS… by David

Check out the Wall Street Journal today….

There’s an amazing review of our fantastic Bedtime Story Nights (and a rather flattering portrait of me too!!).

David



spot the carter…. by David
May 22, 2009, 10:13 am
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David and Aliona naughtily integrate themselves in to a picture by Mark Seliger...

David and Aliona naughtily integrate themselves in to a picture by Mark Seliger...



A CUSHION FOR CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN’S SHOES by David
MY CUSHION

MY CUSHION

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN'S SHOES

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN'S SHOES

A couple of people have pointed out the striking similarity between the antique embroidered cushion in my Marie Antoinette-inspired boudoir and Monsieur Louboutin’s fabulous yellow embroidered shoes. Surely such beautiful shoes should have an equally beautiful cushion on which to rest when not in use… I am looking forward to my complimentary pair from Maison Louboutin.

DAVID



how much would you spend on a pair of shoes? by David
ARE YOU LOVING THESE AS MUCH AS ME?

ARE YOU LOVING THESE AS MUCH AS ME?

FIT FOR A QUEEN
I was going to write something about the Marie Antoinette Boudoir here at 40 WiNKS when I came across this deliciously decadent story about shoe designer Christian Louboutin’s limited edition collection of Marie Antoinette-inspired shoes… They are a collaboration with embroiderer extraordinaire, Jean-Francois Lesage, and are selling for just under £4,000 a pair! I think they would look rather nice here at 40 WiNKS, and if any of our more affluent readers would care to donate a pair, I promise they will be treated with all the pomp they deserve.

We would love to hear from anyone who can find us some more expensive shoes to review….

DAVID

THREE DIVINE COLOURS TO CHOOSE FROM

THREE DIVINE COLOURS TO CHOOSE FROM



me in hat… by David
May 3, 2009, 6:05 pm
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Me in my Boudoir, thinking!

Me in my Boudoir, thinking!



NEW FROM PEROU… by David
PEROU'S PICTURE OF DITA

PEROU'S PICTURE OF DITA

DITA VON TEESE AT 40 WINKS
The wonderful Perou has very kindly loaned 40 WiNKS one of his amazing pictures of Dita von Teese… it was delivered earlier today amid much excitement (although slightly overshadowed by the picture of Kelli sharing a glass of wine with Mr Marc Newson at the Phillips de Pury party last night!). 40 WiNKS is also going to having work from rock legend (and hugely talented photographer) Bryan Adams on show shortly as part of its ongoing programme of arts and cultural events. If you haven’t already booked a ticket for one of our Bedtime Story Nights, do so soon!! They are going to be very special…

DAVID



NOT A CHAIR IN SIGHT…. by David
A DAY OUT WITH FRED @ GINGER

A DAY OUT WITH FRED & GINGER

PUTTING ON THE RITZ WITH FRED & GINGER
Purveyors of upmarket ‘intimate apparel’, Fred & Ginger, are coming to spend the night at 40 WiNKS on the 25th of June!! Not only will you get the chance to buy from their fantastic Spring/Summer Collection, but you will also get to meet Fred & Ginger’s designer, the lovely Victoria Holt and be given an exclusive preview of their new Autumn/Winter Collection. Further details of this and other exciting events at 40 WiNKS will be announced shortly.

DAVID



PEROU AND GRAZIA COME TO 40 Winks… by David
DITA BY PEROU

DITA VON TEESE BY PEROU

Yesterday we had one of my favourite photographers here… the marvellous Perou, shooting a story for British Grazia on writers Jake Arnott and Stephanie Theobald. The story should be published in a couple of weeks (around the 5th of May), so go buy!! Perou has kindly agreed to exhibit some of his work here at 40 WiNKS later this year, so keep reading.

DAVID



PARTY TIME AT 40 WINKS by David
GLAMOROUS NIGHTS AT 40 WINKS

GLAMOROUS NIGHTS AT 40 WINKS

Last night we held the first of a series of social networking events at 40 WiNKS. Kelli and I met some great people, and everyone seemed to have a fabulous time. Big thanks to the lovely and glamorous 40 WiNKS girls (Francesca, Clementine, Florence and Alexandra), who made everyone feel so comfortable, and to Eva Menz, who has kindly loaned 40 WiNKS one of her amazing chandeliers for the next few weeks. Get in touch if you would like to come see it. It is available to purchase for £12,000.

DAVID

THE LITTLE BLACK CHANDELIER BY EVA MENZ AVAILABLE FROM 40 WINKS

THE LITTLE BLACK CHANDELIER BY EVA MENZ AVAILABLE FROM 40 WINKS



Get some Glam from Gwyneth’s Closet! by Kelli

Gwyneth Paltrow is clearing her closet and you have the opportunity to get your hands on some fantastic pieces… all benefiting the Robin Hood Foundation (charity providing support to homeless and battling against poverty in NYC)

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Check out her GOOP ebay store Find items from designers such as: Balenciaga, Burberry, Michael Kors, Helmut Lang and Marni, Prada and Chanel. My question is… if it’s benefiting a charity can we make our purchases tax write offs??
Happy Shopping!
xxKelli



MORE ON BEDTIME STORY NIGHTS AT 40 WINKS… by David
April 9, 2009, 2:52 pm
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ARE YOU SITTING COMFORTABLY?

ARE YOU SITTING COMFORTABLY?

DATES IMMINENT!!
Great news… we have almost finalised all the details on the ‘BEDTIME STORY NIGHTS’ we will be hosting here at 40 WiNKS in June and July!! I will be posting full details over the weekend… spaces will be strictly limited, so make sure you log on and book asap to avoid disappointment.

DAVID



PREPARING BREAKFAST AT 40 WiNKS… by David
April 7, 2009, 11:04 pm
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STAR PULLING POWER – TAMSIN EGERTON AT 40 WiNKS by David
April 4, 2009, 8:02 pm
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THE LOVELY TAMSIN EGERTON

THE LOVELY TAMSIN EGERTON

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER CELEBRITY…

Last week 40 WiNKS played host to hunky Robert Pattinson, star of sexy Vampire hit ‘Twilight’… yesterday we had the stunning Tamsin Egerton being photographed here by Italian GRAZIA. I loved Tamsin in the new St Trinian’s movie, but was far too shy to ask her to autograph my much-watched copy of the dvd!! Sadly, the pictures of Tamsin hanging out at 40 WiNKS won’t be published until sometime in June or July, but the lovely GRAZIA people have promised to send me a copy of the magazine as soon as it comes out. I will make sure they go up straight away… she looked amazing!

DAVID

HAPPY MEMORIES...

HAPPY MEMORIES...



Top Pins… by David
March 30, 2009, 2:14 pm
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Courteney Blackman

Courtney Blackman

My lovely friend Courtney Blackman is in Vogue.com today…
Check out those pins!!
David



CONVERTING THE COVETED…. by David
March 27, 2009, 4:53 pm
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the coveted blog- be lovely, be stylish

the coveted blog- be lovely, be stylish

The lovely Jennine, whose fantastic blog ‘The Coveted’ is a must-read for every fashionista out there, has just published a gushing review of 40 winks… We love great reviews, so keep them coming! Check it out at: the coveted

David



Hanging out with Robert Pattinson by Kelli
March 26, 2009, 4:04 pm
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Hunk or Skunk?

Hunk or Skunk?

The other day we had a photo shoot here at 40 WiNKS for cool, new magazine Fashion Music Style. Among the bands and musicians being shot was the Hollywood hunk, Robert Pattinson. I got to make “Bobby” a cup of tea and chat with him as the photographer and crew prepared for the shoot.
Yesterday The London Paper printed a story about Pattinson’s hygiene or lack there of stating that the actor was stinking up the set of ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’. This got me thinking, can a hunk still be sexy if he’s a bit smelly? Write me what you think and I will reply with details from my own personal encounter with the nostril offensive culprit in question.
xoxo Kelli