Remembrance. November 2012.

Dear Rowley, Aren’t you thrilled that Strictly Come Dancing is stitching up The X-Factor like a kipper this season? Does this mean the British public are tiring of the cynical, no-talent schlockfest we’ve had to suffer in recent years and is finally … Continue reading

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On A Clear Day. July 2012.

Dear Rowley, I left you on the Boulevard des Anglais in Nice luxuriating in the Ruhe beach club with the artist. Four days of sheer bliss as it happens. I did find the architecture in Nice heart-meltingly faded and grand. … Continue reading

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Follies. January 2011.

Dear Rowley, Don’t let anybody tell you advertising is a waste of money. I was dragging my tired, battered old bones past my local vintner The Grapes of Wrath and there was a chalk board outside reading, ‘January detox? F*** it. … Continue reading

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All I Want For Christmas Is…December 2011

Dear Rowley, All I want for Christmas is a hunk in trunks, a yacht, a share in a racehorse, a brace of Anderson & Sheppard suits, half a dozen Budd bespoke shirts, a diamond tie stud, a villa on Corfu, … Continue reading

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Vivat Savile Row 2011

Dear Rowley, If I had to pick a day to remember for the rest of my life, it would be yesterday. In the morning, the word came through from the Savoy that we have all agreed terms and I can … Continue reading

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