21st Century Blues. August 2017.

Dear Rowley, As the Wicked Witch croaked as she was melting, ‘What a world! What a world!’ I ask you, how did we get from the tattooed lady that Victorians would pay a shilling to gawp at in a circus … Continue reading

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Queen of Fashion. August 2017.

Dear Rowley, If you’re going to be a writer, you have to be a reader. I know something is distinctly off kilter if I’m not able to sit down with a book and absorb it like Litmus paper. The book … Continue reading

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Return to Sender. August 2017.

Dear Rowley, To Buckingham Palace today with my Mum today to view the State Rooms and Royal Gifts exhibition for our delectation on the annual summer opening. I’ve been fortunate to attend the private views for previous exhibitions such as Fashioning … Continue reading

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Jewellery for Gentlemen. August 2017.

Dear Rowley, After all these years, I think you’ve gathered that I’ve always had a magpie’s eye for jewellery. Over the years I’ve progressed from writing about fine jewellery in the FT and the old International Herald Tribune to styling … Continue reading

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Lady Sings The Blues. August 2017.

Dear Rowley, To the Wyndhams Theatre for Audra McDonald’s performance in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. For anyone who knows Broadway, Audra’s voice is one of those once in a generation lyric sopranos comparable to Barbra Streisand or Bernadette … Continue reading

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