In the Bomb piece on Port Eliot, I wrote:
Thing is, I wasn’t quite sure what I was in for in terms of the festival
itself. In addition to the readings and musical events, the press
release informed me there would be a flower-arranging competition,
“boutique camping” grounds (including deluxe teepees and yurts you and
your friends can rent for 200 pounds a night), (fake) bird-making
workshops and a “fully functioning bird hide.” How a bird hide should
function, I don’t know. I didn’t even know birds had hides.
I have since realized that a "bird hide" is a place in which you hide from birds. Not, like, the hide of a bird.
and more here.
And Elisabeth just sent me this short segment on Anna Sui at Port Eliot from Style.com: