More Savoy Stories August 2010

Dear Rowley, There comes a time every year when your mind and body tells one that a holiday is in order. Mine came last week when I found myself quite literally shouting into a baby’s pram because the poor mother … Continue reading

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The Master August 2010

Dear Rowley, The excitement. You remember I had a private view of the Royal Dress Collection at Kensington Palace earlier this year? Well, I was shown an ankle length mink coat owned by Princess Margaret by the fabulous curator Deirdre … Continue reading

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A Bevy of Savoy Beauties August 2010

Dear Rowley, You know those days when you’re longing to get home and devour the new issue of Love magazine and your last meeting drags like a patent leather pump treading on a court dress train? I always find it … Continue reading

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Four Minutes to the Stage Miss Callas August 2010

Dear Rowley, Well, this week has brought good news and bad. I’m always a believer in saving the best till last so here’s the bad news. It has been far north of 18 months that I have been working on … Continue reading

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Sir Tom Baker August 2010

Dear Rowley, I spent yesterday in Capri. Not the island, the dry cleaner on Southampton Row who looks after my shirts and suits on a weekly basis. The Queen of Capri is a terribly glamorous Irish lass called Gail who … Continue reading

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