An American in Paris. March 2017.

Dear Rowley, One of the all time favourite quotes about the acting profession comes courtesy of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads.  It likens actors to mushrooms ‘because you’re kept in the dark most of the time and every so often somebody throws … Continue reading

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Ewe Turn. October 2015.

Dear Rowley, So looking forward to Sheep on Savile Row day today.  I wasn’t five minutes out the door of Bloomsbury Towers this dull, dank morning when my throat started to scream for Whiskey with a Lemsip chaser closely followed by … Continue reading

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The Duchess. September 2014.

Dear Rowley, To Holy Cocktails with the Rector of St George’s Hanover Square last night and the conversation was dominated by the death of Deborah, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, last of the celebrated Mitford sisters, aged 94. Having spent a … Continue reading

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Class. January 2014.

Dear Rowley, After the bizarre spectacle of multiple gay marriage ceremonies at this year’s Grammy Awards with Queen Latifah as ‘celebrant’ and Madonna as wedding singer, I was in desperate need of a cultural palette cleaner to reassure me that … Continue reading

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The Golden Shears. March 2013.

Dear Rowley, To the Merchant Taylors’ Hall on Monday night for the Golden Shears Awards held every two years and open to Savile Row apprentices and fashion colleges alike. The shortlist is drawn-up by a technical team of Row cutters … Continue reading

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