Day one, Wednesday 17 October:
I’m working in Lulu’s Vintage shop in Monkstown, today – and until Saturday. It’s like walking into the dream I’ve been aspiring to create for myself and my business, the last few years.
It’s a beautiful turquoise shop, filled with French Designer Vintage treasures, each piece with its own, what I can only call the famous ‘je ne sais quoi’.
There are no other words that I can find, for this elusive, elegant Parisian quality, that I and many others admire and aspire to, but that I am completely and joyously immersed in here.
What a good place for me to realise my Cabaret and business dreams.
I’m sitting here, easily chatting with customers and enthusing about both the beautiful place and its contents.
And in between, I am doing some creative writing and taxes… the two side of the one cabaret coin. (I have new Christmas dates and plans – and I’ll be posting them all up tomorrow!!!)
Visiting Lulu’s of Monkstown is like going to paris and taking in an an art gallery, a Haute Couture fashion museum and an elegant boutique, all in one.
I love it here. Veronique Piales is an artist. As is her in- house milliner, Kate Betts, who has just gone to France for two weeks to work for Dior.
Veronique is also in France currently looking for more designer vintage treasures to bring home to us. Come and see them both soon – and invest, while they’re still based in Ireland and haven’t been stolen jealously back permanently to the central source of all things with the ‘je ne sais quoi.’