Early on in my London adventures in one way or another I came to find that many of my Portland colleagues had never had the pleasure of indulging in a well crafted Pimm’s cup on a hot July night so I took it upon myself to organize a bit of a bash to initiate them into the culture. It all went down last night (not Wednesday as the flyer would have you believe). And before I even go into any of the sordid details, I’ll mention it was a fine bit of collaboration that made the night such a success. While hanging out front of the V & A museum I happened to catch a glimpse of Grace Kelly Song’s sketchbook, and a day later I asked her if I could use an illustration for the flyer. Thanks Grace! You’re a dear! I also must give a huge special thanks to Young Yoo for coming shopping with me on a blistering hot London afternoon and making the planning of a party feel like a party in itself. Young, thanks so much for your friendship and generosity in London! You’re one of the greats! There’s nothing like making new friends.
The party was a success. I mixed and poured Pimm’s all night and gladly handed over the bbq’ing responsibilities once more capable friends took interest with hungry bellies. Turns out Young and I shopped the perfect amount of eveything! Pimm’s, fruit, sausages, crisps, biscuits, and even fake ‘staches— minimal left-overs and not a frown in the crowd… except maybe security at the Don Gratton House. And now, no one leaving London will ever forget what a Pimm’s cup is all about. Victory!