MrB and I arrived in London this morning in time for a day full of thunderstorms, redeemed by dinner with our gorgeous friends Bruce, Michele and Dave at Hix Oyster & Chop House.
At one point, I excused myself to visit the ladies’ room, where I puzzled over a framed drawing in one of the stalls.
Just goes to show that it’s good to take a camera everywhere you go. You never know where you might find some good dildo drawings. Of course, it’s also good to take pictures of your friends. Here are Bruce and Michele.
And here I am with Dave, who is trying to make a very knowledgeable face.
A few years ago, when we were all visiting London at the same time, Dave joined MrB and me for a drive to Hampton Court Palace, one of the favorite palaces of Henry the VIII. Dave got to sit up front with the chatty driver, who was continuously amazed that Dave, a journalist, knew about things like rugby and council houses. The driver kept exclaiming, “You know everything! You media people know everything!” My favorite moment was when we passed a church on our way back to the hotel and the following conversation took place:
- Driver to Dave, “Do you know the name of this church, too?”
- Dave, reading a clearly visible sign: “St. Martin-in-the-Fields.”
- Driver, astonished: “You know EVERYTHING!”
Dave does know a hell of a lot, but he didn’t know why there was dildo art in the ladies’ bathroom at Hix Oyster & Chop House. I guess if he doesn’t know, no one does!
Now I have to tear myself away from the computer (did you see? The Francis subway map dress went kinda viral!) and go to sleep or I won’t have enough energy to take more dildo-rific pictures for y’all tomorrow!
UPDATED TO ADD: I’m wearing my Francis plaid patchwork jacket in the photo, and alert blogger Tina spotted Ruby Dee recently wearing the same piece! Thanks, Tina!
What a strange picture to find in a washroom. Kind of bizarre.
LMAO. That’s too funny and bizarre!!
I would love to be in London right now, I feel like it’s all I hear about and I totally miss it!!!
I hope you have a wonderful time with your friends.
deja pseu says
Those Brits really know how to decorate a loo!
Makes me want to visit London now.
Fun dinner! Are you sure you were in the ladies’ room? 😉
Also, did you grab NY Mag on your way to JFK? Ruby Dee is wearing the same patchwork jacket!!! (Click the Party Lines slideshow on the web if not.)
Style Spy says
English dildos are so much classier than ours…
La Belette Rouge says
Dildo art in the loo. Nice. Have you ever thought of doing golden dildo necklaces? I bet they would be big.;-)
It looks like you are having a great time. Keep it up!
you look great! wassup w/ that drawing though ha!
Too funny. It takes all kinds….
I wish I was in London! BTW, the anti-spam word is goddess, which describes you perfectly.
Funny! Have a lovely stay in London.
oo I’m jealous I love London
Glad you had a great first day and kudos on the photos. Your blog is the only one I read which has International Dildo Art and it seems right at home 😀
Looks like you guys are already having fun! Keep us posted…
Is that you in the Francis patchwork jacket? Look at you invading my brain with all kinds of Francisery.
And a queue of dildos? I think that may beat out the stuffed crows against a city scape surrounded by old newspapers and random jewelry in the ladies’ room at my favorite bar.
Gerri Ward says
OMG! That’s sooo funny -I guess it’s suppose to excite a girl!!! p.s. Can’t wait to see what else you discover while you’re there in London!
Sister Wolf says
I miss you! I heart dildos.
Make Do Style says
Ah Mark Hix – it is one of my fav places to go. Mr MDS works nearby so any excuse to make him meet up!
Yep the dildo art item is a new edition – the pictures come and go. Great to see you arrived safely!
Hmm, postmodern commentary on the desire to be seen at hip establishments or just a queue of dildo’s on the door – your choice.
Dave does look very knowledgeable, does he know where my car keys are, I’ve been looking for ages.
Alicia, that is me, and Tina, that is an amazing catch. I’m posting it on the other blog now!
Top Bird @ Wee Birdy says
Welcome to London, sounds like you’re having a wonderful time. Loving the dildo art, definitely blog-worthy. xx
Haha, I love it. Looks like you’re having such a good time!
Shrimpton Couture says
too funny! Wish I was with you!!
hope you’re having a good time in london, looks as though you are!
At first glance it looks like a treasure map….and those must be the treasure! Well, I’d say they were the treasure if they were a “rabbit” can I say that here? I think so, they featured it on sex in the city LOL!
Have fun in London!
Miss Cavendish says
In your shot a deux with Dave he looks like an almost-Tom-Ford.
I can’t believe I’m missing all the fun!
weird! those look so .. artfully done!
Dildo’s in a public restroom…? HILARIOUS! LOL!! And your jewellary’s breathtaking <3
Thanks for passing by NQQxxx and showing some love <3
Hopefully your next visit will be shortly…
P.S – I’ve added your blog to my blog list 🙂
Couture Carrie says
That illustration is downright ridiculous!
And somewhat shocking too!
…Love the art piece!
Have a fab time darling!
Wow. I wonder how many unwitting restroom patrons that drawing has offended in its day.
Elizabeth Marie says
I love London..I am so jealous! 🙂 You look so perfect in that coat! I have a serious case of hair envy too, lady.
June Shin says
What a strange drawing, and what made you bring the camera into the loo? But you’re right, I think I will have to bring my camera everywhere!
39th & Broadway says
Hmm….how did the F-train dildo sketches end up there….
At least they’re keeping you entertained while you pee… now that’s service!
Thumbelina Fashionista says
HILARIOUS!!! They are the most civil looking dildos I’ve ever seen…LOL.
I feel obligated to make a joke about how Britain is so classy that even the dick-drawings on public bathroom walls are more sophisticated and refined.
Well, that drawing is charming. I should take pictures of the stuff in the stalls in the art building at my school. Totally crazy.