By Annabel Schofield

By Annabel Schofield

Mixtape 1994

I was enjoying a languid, liquid lunch with one of my oldest friends this week on Santa Monica beach, the wintery sun half-heartedly warming our pale British skin, when our conversation turned to the far off days of yore. As I looked back, it occured to me that 1994 was my favourite year. Why? I was living in London, had my own pied a terre in Holland Park, was happily single and it was a long, hot, magical summer (This last may well be a figment of my fevered imagination, or those pesky flashbacks flaring up again).  

As I recall, the days were spent sharing liquid lunches in Notting Hill, or pic-nicking and tanning in the park; and the nights were spent dancing in whichever boite was fashionable at that time. Heady days with no intrusive cell-phone calls and no unflattering cell-phone pictures on social media to shame us. We lived emphatically in the moment. 
In a nutshell, 1994 was my own personal Summer of Love. 
Here's the soundtrack....

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