Wednesday, 10 February 2010
Maxime de la Falaise
Every so often you read something that inspires. I was leafing through my December copy of Elle Decoration when I flipped to the back page and discovered Maxime de la Falaise (1922-2009), who was apparantly a "wartime code breaker, a model, and an expert on medieval English cookery." She was a wonderfully eccentric English woman, with an impeccably bohemian heritage. But what really caught my eye was her inclination to "make do and mend." Apparently, she used to sling a swathe of opulent fabric over her ironing board to create a make-shift buffet table at parties. What a wonderful idea! I want to have a party right now - just so that I can try it out! Could one also place a few wild blooms in the iron?