Changing Rooms. July 2014.

Dear Rowley, For central Londoners, Hampstead truly is another country. You daren’t walk down the high street without an artesinal loaf in a basket trailing wildflowers picked on the Heath. The dedication to shabby, bohemian chic makes the good burghers … Continue reading

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Just What The Doctor Ordered. July 2014.

Dear Rowley, Do you ever daydream about your ideal home? No, I’m not talking about the rustle of the bombazine as you drift through Apsley House imagining a past life as 1st Duchess of Wellington ordering new damasks and deciding … Continue reading

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Stritchie! July 2014.

Dear Rowley, I remember having a conversation with La Farmer one night around a table at Ciao Bella as to whether there was such a thing as a female hell raiser of the show business variety. The 1960s was a … Continue reading

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A Room With A View. July 2014.

Dear Rowley, Writing, I find, can be the most exhilarating and frustrating of professions. I was fascinated to read a feature by the delightfully named Maria Popover recently about writers’ working habits and habitats; the superstitions and rituals that help … Continue reading

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Shocking! July 2014.

Dear Rowley, So the thwack, grunt and squeal is over for another year and I’m not talking about Operation Yewtree. Joyous to see Novak finally breaking the Grand Slam drought, that gorgeous little PopSocks duo take the Men’s Doubles title … Continue reading

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