Lifestyle, Retro, Style, Vintage

Birthday on the Orient Express




Last night some of my very good friends and I hopped aboard The Orient Express to celebrate my birthday. This meant 1930s to 1940s outfits, Edith Piaf and a very glamorous dining room turned dining car.


When my passengers arrived we had some Pimm’s before taking our seats and opening goody bags. I stuck the logo of Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits – the rail company which operated The Orient Express – onto the bags and filled them with apple tea, baklava, chocolates, florentines and an Orient Express poster.




Our first stop for dinner was Istanbul, where we had a starter of red lentil koftas and Turkish olive salad. On arrival at Paris we had chicken in white wine sauce from Rachel Khoo’s Little Paris Kitchen and in Munich, on a different line, we had Black Forest gateau. All with lots of prosecco, bien sûr!




Thank you to my lovely and very generous friends for coming and making it a fabulous night. And thank you to Auriol for taking all of these pics!

Dress – 1940s, Curious Minds Vintage, Buckingham

Hat – 1940s, Ollie Vee’s, Leighton Buzzard

Shoes – Flea market, Barcelona



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