PETTIT DUC-1-7One of the best presents I got this Christmas were tickets for ‘Swan Lake’ at the Coliseum, an English National Ballet production.

Oh God! I’m so excited I can’t concentrate on anything else. I love ballet.  I got hooked on it three years ago when Ana had a spare ticked to ‘The Nutcracker’ and offered it to me. It was such an absolutely wonderful and unforgettable experience that I completely fell in love and have been to see a few more performances since.  However I have never seen the most well known ballet classic – Tchaikovsky’s ‘Swan Lake’, hence my enthusiasm.


Well, there is another reason for my anticipation today.  For a whole week I have been thinking about what I’m going to wear tonight and of course, like probably every woman on Earth before going out, I decided that I have absolutely nothing suitable in my wardrobe. So yesterday I panicked and went shopping.  Luckily there are still sales in town or I would have ended up completely broke after this adventure. I got a beautiful red-pink and silver tweed skirt and pair of gorgeous silver-grey suede high heels. I can’t wait to put them on. There is something fantastic in putting your new clothes on for the very first time, especially if you have an amazing event to go to where you can show them off.


I’m going to the theatre with a friend who is picking me up, and I thought I’ll make for us a light supper before we set off. I’m thinking seafood salad or light pasta with shellfish. Don’t want anything too heavy so we won’t fall asleep in the theatre. I have this fabulous Lorain Sauvignon Blanc to go with it. It’s my new discovery that I want to share with you. If you haven’t tried it yet you must!


Etienne de Loury ‘Le Petit Duc’ Sauvignon Blanc (£11 at Oddbins). It’s lovely and a really good quality vin de pays from a well known Sancerre producer, Etienne de Loury, and at £11, it’s really great value. In fact I think I’d rather drink this fruity but fresh, herbal but steely, grassy yet rounded Sauvignon than a cheap Sancerre or Pouilly Fumé. I would even put myself on the line here and say that actually it could be a Sancerre but without the price tag. Quite full for Sauvignon from Loire but very well balanced and long. Lovely stuff!



  1. Thursday January 15th, 2015 / 05:58 AM

    Have fun at Swan Lake. Lovely review!

    Made in Mauve

  2. Hayley Larue
    Saturday January 17th, 2015 / 08:10 AM

    I have been a dancer for 20 years and I am sad to say that I have never seen Swan Lake! So jealous you got to go!

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