A generous invitation
One well shod and brave hostess
A secluded and sunny garden
An assortment of friendly and well read guests bearing gifts
Copious cups of tea
A serving of cakes (couture if you can lay your hands on them)
A good book to talk about, I recommend Coco Chanel The Legend And The Life by Justine Picardie (now out in paperback)
* a mystery ingredient.
Combine all of the the ingredients together one at a time. Mix well, once the mixture has relaxed you can add extras such as insightful and interesting facts, thoughts and opinions. When the mixing has nearly finished it wont harm at all to add some alcohol as a finishing touch.
* the mystery ingredient supports the main ingredient, ensures the mix stays at an even consistency and can sometimes ensure a better quality photograph once all of the hard work has been done.
Thank you Justine.