Being a girl about town can give you this feeling. I have been ever so cultured in the last week. Dinner with the fashion, journo, creative, lawyer set. The Coliseum for first night at the Opera . Exhibitions, plays mingling with all types of thespians and of course finding the ultimate ankle/sandal boot spring summer wears.
The dinner Si Mangia http://www.simangia.co.uk/ in East Dulwich . The cutest Italian was very busy and with our table for 12 had a very bubbly atmosphere. The food delicious and very reasonable. The service was great with staff getting involved in some of the tables jokes altogether an enjoyable night would definitely recommend and on a Thursday they have live music so I shall definitely be going back.
|Mussels, my fav.|
So after performing in my first Opera last year I realised I can so do classical music! This is coming from an inner city drum and bass, 90's R'n'B loving chick. Where best to pop my opera cherry than the English National Opera. The opera La Traviata, its first night. The venue, The Coliseum St Martins Lane.
The story is of a fallen woman s (la traviata) love and sacrifice as is all things in the theatre right? The leading lady Violetta played by Corinne Winters was amazing as was Ben Johnson who played Alfredo. I must say the set was super minimal with just sheer curtains a chair and a pile of books for us to feast our eyes on but it worked, even when the leads were pulling the metaphoric curtain along the stage just to confuse us. It being in English was nice but I would have preferred Italian or french as I find these much more romantic and for all of you who feel you have no connection with this particular opera it's the one Richard Gere takes Julia Roberts to see in Pretty woman!
|Violetta and Alfredo|
|Seats were a little bit nose bleedy|
The boots. Topshop. I'll leave you with them. 32A95DBLK_large.jp
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