Shutterbugs. May 2012.

Dear Rowley, To quote La Farmer, this week I felt as if I’ve been shot out of a cannon. The pace was good to firm but relentless; the week beginning elegantly with a Prosecco lunch at Ciao Bella with Scott … Continue reading

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Savile Row in Bloom. May 2012.

Dear Rowley, High summer in London teaches one so many lessons. There’s nothing pretty about a man’s foot in a Havaiana and white legs in shorts are about as appealing as a crematorium on a wet April afternoon in Stroud. … Continue reading

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Chelsea Flower Show. May 2012.

Dear Rowley, Did I tell you they’ve opened a new Cordon Bleu school on Bloomsbury Square? The cafe is absolutely to die and manned by Gallic cuties who can do things with saxifrage that makes one’s eyes stand out on … Continue reading

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The Fencing Master. May 2012.

Dear Rowley, An invitation to the Wallace Collection to preview the new exhibition The Noble Art of the Sword: Fashion and Fencing in Renaissance Europe┬ácurated by Toby Capwell. Hertford House on Manchester Square is quite simply one of the most … Continue reading

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A Sartorial Snapper. May 2012.

Dear Rowley, So much news and such little ink flowing on my behalf this last week. Without doubt the highlight of the last seven days was the publication of Hilary Mantel’s Bring Up The Bodies: the second in her series … Continue reading

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