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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Chapeaux. March 2014.

Dear Rowley, Just watching the Cheltenham Festival on Channel 4 after lunch in the courtyard. You have to doff your cap to Clare Balding. She is a superlative racing correspondent and Rishi is no slouch either. I do love jump … Continue reading

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Gilt Complex. July 2013.

Dear Rowley, Tell me I’m not the only one who’s had a gilt complex since I was knee high to a grasshopper. I can vividly remember my first visit to Versailles. We were in Marie Antoinette’s bedroom and a rather … Continue reading

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The Tailor-Made Man. March 2013.

Dear Rowley, On Friday I booked tickets for the Arts Theatre’s new musical The Tailor-Made Man for La Farmer, Mr Bowering, Simon and myself. The Tailor-Made Man is a musical based on the life and love story of Hollywood idol William Haines. Billy Haines … Continue reading

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Signage. November 2012.

Dear Rowley, There are evenings that confirm that I don’t wish to live anywhere other than Central London. True, the rent on Bloomsbury Towers is taxing, the weather is execrable and the shoals of Chinese tourists rather a swim upstream … Continue reading

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