― It's my 40th birthday this week and we have been partying hard chez Fun and VJs. ∙ I've been told 40 is the new 30, but that's from people who are much older than me. No one in their 20s or 30s has told me that, they just look at me pityingly... ∙ Fresh pineapples are the new decor item of the moment. I predict the coconut to be next summer's icon of the moment. ∙ On the weekend we gave the Sow's Ear's kitchen and deck it's first real party test. Deck parties are fraught [...].