Palazzo Pitti. June 2014.

Dear Rowley, Despite being the only person with English as a mother tongue at the Chaumet summit at Le Meurice, my lecture did seem to please. It is always something of a challenge to present a ‘state of the nation’ … Continue reading

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A Napoleonic Interlude. June 2014.

Dear Rowley, Having not been in Paris since the launch of The Perfect Gent at Ralph Lauren’s flagship on the Boulevard Saint Germain, it was something of a pleasure to return at the invitation of Chaumet to speak to their … Continue reading

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Anne of the Thousand Days. May 2014.

Dear Rowley, When London hits twenty-four degrees as it did this fine Sunday, the city sings. It is criminal to not put your glad rags on – in my case a rather dashing pair of yellow cotton shorts and a … Continue reading

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Prince George. October 2013.

Dear Rowley, Are we, one wonders, heading for a Scandinavian monarchy when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge inherit the British throne? Prince George’s christening in the Chapel Royal of St. James’s Palace was so low key you half expected … Continue reading

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