Rae’s Journal: Edition 8



City of Lies

This is real Tehran: a city that is hidden from view and rarely written about, where survival depends on an intricate network of lies and subterfuge. It is a place where mullahs visit prostitutes, drug kingpins run crystal meth kitchens, surgeons restore girls' virginity and homemade porn is uploaded onto the Internet and sold in the bazaars.,,Plotted around the city's great central thoroughfare, Vali Asr Street, CITY OF LIES chronicles the lives of eight protagonists drawn from across the spectrum of Iranian society. This is a world of gangsters, socialites, dutiful housewives and volunteer militiamen - ordinary people forced to lead extraordinary lives.


The Rise Again at a Decent Hour

There's nothing like a dental chair to remind a man that he's alone in the world. Paul O'Rourke, 40 year-old slightly curmudgeonly dentist, runs a thriving practice in New York. Yet he is discovering he needs more in his life than a steady income and the perfect mochaccino.



My album of the week

Plan B - Strickland Banks

Not a bad song on the whole album!


My song of the week

Sam Smith - Stay with Me

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Rae Feather/Helen Turkington Pop Up - Quinta Do Lago

A few months ago my sister and I had a weekend away together in Quinta do Lago Portugal whereupon we happened upon a vacant shop in the main shopping area. Therein begins the adventure. We opened the pop up last Monday - Rae Feather and Helen Turkington  and have received the most overwhelming response both with tourists and locals.

Helen is a well established retailer/interior designer  with shops in Dublin and in London. Helen has the most exquisite eye for design and home accessories. Her name stands for a unique blend of sophistication and liveability. Helen's homes are as comfortable as they are beautiful, as simple as they are refined and as peaceful as they are powerful.

The collaboration works wonderfully in that she too strongly believes that with simplicity there is longevity.

From the Rae Feather summer collection our linens have been hugely successful - the Adi Kaftan and the Sophie Kaftan. They are elegant yet relaxed and perfect for lunches by the sea. The Nancy 3/4 length trousers are incredibly comfortable and look so fresh and clean.

The sand borne luxury featherlight scarves are almost sold out - evenings by the sea can sometimes get a little chilly. The are so light but oh so cosy.

The easy silk top and dress are exactly as they are named - easy pieces that are work well for the beach and for the evening.

The A pieidi sandals are super comfortable and look great with almost everything.

If you are in Quinta please come and see us.

Rae x

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