A Decadent Pe

A Decadent Pea

After my experience with my at home speakeasy, I decided to head out for the evening.

I walk across the town for a while and find myself at a club I used to know all too well. Nobody knew it was a club, you had to go round the back way. I was hardly dressed for dodging trash cans, but here I was. Sometimes you have to climb through some trash to find some treasure.

I stood in something squishy and dared look down, holding my head high I knocked on the door 3 times. It was slightly ajar which was unusual for this time of night. I had to stop myself from looking down at whatever I had stood in moments ago, and let myself in.

Not a soul in sight, I click clacked my way down the wooden corridor – well it was mainly a click, the clack was softened by the squishy substance I had stood in. What was that?

I felt that if I didn’t look down at my shoe then maybe I didn’t stand in something after all. That worked for a while until…. oh no, the smell.

By this point I had reached the main room, where was everyone? I had no choice but to take off my shoe in abandon and hope that no one would hear. Fat chance of that, this place was deserted.

With that, I flung off my shoe with a squeal and found myself hobbling around on one foot. Common sense would have discarded the other shoe, alas, common sense was not with me tonight. At least the smell had settled somewhat.

I spotted a maroon coloured tub chair in the corner. Should I sit? Or would that appear rude?

Better not, I think I will smoke instead. The heat from the flame tickles my nose, and it made me realise how cold it is here. I look around once more, can’t hear a thing.

Without a care I lean up against the cold damp pillar. I hear a tearing sound. Instant regret.

That’s my dress done for.

I look down at myself, missing a shoe, ripped dress, all alone.

Sigh. Not such a decadent pea after all.

A Decadent Pea Vintage Clothing

A Random Ramble

Oh look, I blinked and now it’s 2021. Hello peas, I missed you and I briefly forgot about you after I said I wouldn’t; but that’s only because of lots of Christmas Dinner and board games, and martini’s (obviously). But, if you are reading this then it means you are still here, so thank you and hello again.

It’s been difficult to think of content because so far this year I’ve been working lots but not really going anywhere exciting (hello, lockdown 3) or do anything too exciting (hello, inability to say no to extra work even though I am too busy) and so in my spare time I have just been cooking nice vegan meals and listening to music – so I suppose I can’t complain too much.

My ideas going forward are to set up a pea sized shop of pre loved vintage and vintage style clothing. As a filmmaker I have a great deal of old costumes and props that I probably won’t use again. Also, I am trying to scale down my wardrobe. After all, nobody needs a black cocktail gown in the middle of a pandemic do they? Or do they?

Maybe I will put it on and give off big Jane Russell energy while I schmooze between room to room. That would be quite hard to do considering my flat has only three rooms. Sigh.

Sadly, I think it’s more likely I will be galumphing around the place giving off big Marlon Brando energy in a white vest with miscellaneous stains on the front of it (could it be spaghetti bolognese, or maybe beer?) wishing I could be wearing my cocktail gown somewhere.

Either way, I think spring cleaning will be coming early this year. I want to spread the word of sustainability while sharing some loved and still fabulous clothing from my filmy adventures.

The next task though, is to train Jack (decoupage extraordinaire) to put down the sandpaper and pick up the camera, because these vintage looks aren’t going to photograph themselves now are they?

Although, I suppose if needs be then I could take the photographs and Jack could wear the gowns, then he could practice giving off big Tony Curtis energy. But then again, maybe not….

Anyway, I will be sure to keep you posted – it could be some time away yet, but as Tony Curtis says,

“It’s not how long you wait, it’s who you’re waiting for.”

Until next time,

A Decadent Pea x

A Monday Movie

A Monday Movie #4

I imagine my blog today to be a lot like an abandoned cinema, or movie theater (whatever floats your boat).

Why is it dark? Where is everyone? Why isn’t the movie playing? Is that an untouched candy? No, it’s just a ticket stub from times gone…

I’m sorry for abandoning you, peas. It’s a fun and festive time of year but also an extremely busy one. Day to day, my life is all about movies – I’m a talent agent and filmmaker away from this decadent space. However, one of the many impacts of Covid this year has meant that my fun movie like endeavours have hit a bit of a halt, and so I have had to find other ways to make money. Hence my absence. This past week I have been adjusting to a new situation, and sadly it has left me little time for blogging.

But, this movie has a happy ending, because time management is a good thing and so is having money. I now hope to write my blogs ahead of time which means lots of fun content coming your way.

Now, let’s continue with the movie shall we? Unfortunately, I don’t have anything specific to write about today – I would imagine you are indulging in Christmas films, or, like me are desperately trying to finish the series you are currently binge watching to make space for lots of nice 2021 content.

I’m almost finished with Suits, if you were wondering.

So, I thought it would be interesting if I shared my favourite films with you. I use Letterboxd to keep track of my watching habits, watch lists and to generally have a nose at what everyone else is watching. It’s a fun app to grow your personal favourites and must – sees.

To get started, I want to show you my favourite films – this is a personalised list I have made which is ever changing. I don’t know how people can have consistent favourites – there is just too much out there! So, at the time of writing, these are my favourite films. I’m not sure why there is 41 films on there. s 41 the new top 10?

So, there you go. Peruse at leisure. Silently judge me. Or, find something new! I’m not sure what to recommend you first as they are all pretty great, but maybe we should start something called A Decadent Pea Film Challenge. A film a day starting today would take you to the end of January, and let’s be honest – who goes outside in January anyway?

If you decide to watch a movie from this list – I’d love to talk about it with you! Send me a message or talk to me on Instagram – @adecadentpea

Until next time, and happy holidays everyone!

A Decadent Pea x

A Saturday at home

Ah, Saturday. For me, usually a day of good food and adventure – perhaps to a vintage emporium (a personal favourite is Robin’s Nest) to buy some lovely things, and to have a pastry.

Sadly, neither of those are an option today, as we are still in the middle of a lockdown here in the UK. If I want to go out anywhere, it’s got to be the supermarket, or somewhere else ‘essential’ – not as glamorous as I would hope, so I think I’ll stay inside.

There’s no need to be bored though, I have enough classic movies to supply a cinema programmer with content for the next year, and enough vegetables to make soup for a dozen people (movies and soup are my two favourite things currently.)

Also, I have my novel, which I have sadly been neglecting for fear of the blank page. A lecturer once told me that if you imagine a Magnum pointed at you, you’ll start writing soon enough. How very noir, but I think I’ll skip the gun, and just give it a good old fashioned try…. maybe with a Martini after.

What are you doing today? I’d love to know, you can comment, or contact me on instagram at @adecadentpea.