Did you know Sergio Mendes is playing the Opera House tomorrow night? If you can’t catch him there maybe he’ll stop by here on the way because if this 1956, undeniable killer of Mid-Century design* and swinging sophistication isn’t the perfect intimate venue for the Bossa Nova icon then we don’t know what is. Seriously, we are dying again and again over much here (well, maybe not the pool fence – c’mon guys if you can’t do glass then that  stunning, original iron balustrading should give you some artistic direction!), even the ceiling tiles would stay. For we could think of no greater privilege than to carefully refresh this bona fide baby, bring it back into full flight and reap the reward of inhabiting a Slim Aarons photoshoot for the rest of our lives.

*Architect? anyone?