Fine and Dandy. August 2013.

Dear Rowley, About six months ago a rather amusing if incongruous American writer/photographer duo called Rose Callahan and Nathaniel Adams came to see me in Bloomsbury Towers. Natty was rather a glamorous New York Neo-Dandy and Rose a pretty bob-haired … Continue reading

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Cannes Can. May 2013.

Dear Rowley, Couldn’t you just die for the French Riviera? I fell in love with the Cote d’Azur aged five when I first saw Cary Grant’s dashing jewel thief and Grace Kelly’s American heiress play cat and mouse in Hitchcock’s┬áTo … Continue reading

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Stage Fright. December 2012.

Dear Rowley, I do feel sorry for the young. They’re so busy Wii-ing, texting and making ‘friends’ on Facebook that there aren’t hours in the day to watch black and white movie double bills as I did when I was … Continue reading

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Barbary. August 2012.

Dear Rowley, The most hilarious Olympics advertising hoarding slapped across the top deck of the number 38 bus courtesy of Coca Cola. ‘Celebrating the Beat’. Can’t make it up can you? In the ongoing vanity project that is preparation for … Continue reading

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Pitti Final. June 2012.

Dear Rowley, Wouldn’t you just die without Florence and Pitti Uomo twice a year to look forward to? I am sitting on the rooftop terrazzo of the Tornabuoni Beacci hotel with a bottle of prosecco and an acqua frizzante at … Continue reading

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