The United Arab Emirate of Knightsbridge. February 2016.

Dear Rowley, Every so often I have to pop to the Chelsea & Westminster hospital on the Fulham Road for a check-up. I have learned to love the Fulham Road. Where else in London would have a standalone Le Creuset shop, … Continue reading

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The Abbey Habit. September 2014.

Dear Rowley, To a charity screening of the first episode of Downton Abbey season five at the Empire Leicester Square this evening at the invitation of Huntsman. Lord Fellowes is expected as are various members of the cast. The confidentiality agreement … Continue reading

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Luxury. May 2014.

Dear Rowley, Having been asked to give a lecture about luxury for Chaumet – Imperial jewellers to the court of Napoleon I – in Paris next month, my thoughts turned to the obvious cliche that celebrity is the new aristocracy. … Continue reading

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The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone. August 2012.

Dear Rowley, Do you play the stock market darling? When I’ve got a few shekels I am seriously considering it. Of course only in a Mapp & Lucia fashion: ‘Siriami she said darkly’. I think what with the Olympics and Paralympics … Continue reading

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