Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Drinks With Judi

{And Vintage Indian Tobacco Labels}

Found these in a hole-in-the-wall antique shop en route to Jaipur and couldn't wait to share. I don't know about you, but I'd definitely be more inclined toward cigars that came in a box featuring hippo carnage, teat-to-deity milk jets, or inebriated elephants. Can these be our Christmas cards? Please?










Also, um, I met Judi Dench.

Through a series of unbelievable circumstances we sat down and had cocktails with her last night. For an hour. Because P. charmed her socks off. She's in Jaipur filming The Best Exotic Merigold Hotel, and she's TO. DIE. FOR. (I think P's in love.)

So, there's that.

26 comments:

  1. QUITE RIGHT that this is in the OMG category. I am in love with Judi Dench! Who is not???!!! A full hour with the Dame? Wow-wow-wow. Lucky pants.

    (Thank you for loving the 'Tartica pics. There will be more soon. Then you will HAVE to visit because the beauty is heart-stopping.)

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  2. wow - that's a legendary moment for sure. i was just explaining to my husband that i would assume she is pretty awesome to be around and quite beautiful. he's on the fence.

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  3. NUH UH! I was going to comment on how amazing these labels are - the color quality, the design, blah blah blah...

    But HOLD THE PHONE! Judi Dench!? I can't wait to hear this story.

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  4. I can't decide what's *more* amazing--Judi, or that MARVELOUS moo.

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  5. Judi Dench? Wow, talk about a Peak Life Experience that you did not even think to wish for!

    And the labels are oout of this world.

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  6. WHAT?! I'm trying to decide what these unbelievable circumstances would be for you to have met Dame Judi, besides maybe that you are secretly royalty. I like that explanation best.

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  7. I would start smoking cigars in a heartbeat if they came in a box with lions attacking a hippo or a drunk elephant. Completely awesome.

    And, that is a true celebrity meeting. Not just a random hello, but drinks for a hour?! Also, completely awesome.

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  8. Did you buy those to keep? They are GORGEOUS!! And the Dame Judy experience? Uhmmm,I'm gonna need a WHOLE SEPARATE POST on ALL THAT Missy!

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  9. BLIMEY! you're such a name-dropper! just kids. i'm not at all surprised by pete charming anyone and i feel like judy dench is the britsh equivalent of beth rickman! more details soon please. did she seem royal? xoxo

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  10. These are so cool! Glad you're enjoying India- how awesome!

    And Judi Dench?!! Amazing!!

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  11. It's been a while since I've been around, but I LOVE your header! xo

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  12. that is INSANE!! and awesome! and omg-worthy! :D you lucky thing!! ...judi dench. woah.

    also, i am in awe of your finding-strangely-awesome-things...skill....those cigar labels are beautiful! (even if they are kinda creepy occasionally...)

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  13. Ok, delurking to express my EXTREME envy that you've met Judi Dench!! She is my idol for aging beautifully (well, her and Helen Mirren). After years of bullying by me, my mother has finally cut her grey/white hair short like Judi's often is: so gorgeous. I'm so happy to know she's as cool in person as she seems to be.

    Oh ya, and I adore your blog. Do please carry with the amazingness.

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  14. Except that I really like that hippo too. I keep thinking about him.

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  15. what?!!! who are you two? and...you've GOT to share what she drinks.

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  16. that's incredible! that you got to hang out with judi dench, in india no less!

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  17. What the WHAT?!!! So jealous. I had a weensy crush on The Dame in Casino Royale (of course, eclipsed only slightly by my firey passion for Daniel Craig - homina homina). That is one of the coolest celeb meeting stories I have heard. I totally agree with the comment above - Judi and Helen Mirren have aged more gracefully than almost anyone (except for maybe Tina Turner).

    Merci!
    Shannan

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  18. would it be too silly sounding if i just substituted "OMG" for "WOWIE ZOWIE!"?????

    BECAUSE YOU ARE JUST HAVING SUCH A GREAT WEEK! (and i'm not surprised JD and P had a little lovefest.)

    but really, really, what i'm jealous of you for is that lacy DOSA! (and the cigar papers). thanks for the canal restaurant tip - i've heard of it, but not checked it out (ask how many cookbooks i have already.)

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  19. PERFECT Christmas cards for sure!!!

    And, I was just google searching images of Judi Dench today because my mom wants to imitate her brilliant short hair...maybe I should have known you would probably run into her in India and asked you before-hand to get a close-up from every angle. Next time.

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  20. I'm quite glad I stumbled upon your blog. Beautiful color everywhere. I'm quite curious to read more about your painting/traveling process and will be back.

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  21. How utterly fabulous...and how fun...and by the way the idea of you sending those lions and hippo out as holiday cards made me laugh so hard it hurt....perhaps i need to get out more often?

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  22. I bet you charmed her because LILY you are one ahhh mazing lady!! Love reading your posts, I think of you often as your writing always inspires me. We have to meet one day ...ok!!! Sending you so much love! xo

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  23. Loving the cigar labels (much better the then frenchies I saw). Plus now I can't stop thinking about bff's Judi and Maggie. I CAN'T WAIT TO BE AN OLD LADY. Seriously. I think I said it a hundred times in Paris.

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  24. okay, i really love your blog, and seem to find myself copying stuff you do like a weirdo. bought a diana lens, bought some books you liked, your mango quinoa salad (yes, i made it and it was divine!!) and random other stuff. i love joshua tree and painting and vintage trailers, etc. but now this: JUDI DENCH??? that is unspeakably cool. lucky you!

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