Tantrums & Tiaras. December 2015.

Dear Rowley, Finally getting into the Christmas spirit thanks to the glorious gang known as The Tiara Club. The Tiara Club was formed when Sam ‘Lucas Rarities’ Loxton and his glamorous assistant Francesca invited Andrew Prince and I to lunch. … 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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My Last Duchess. January 2013.

Dear Rowley, Did you see the Duchess of Cambridge’s new portrait? It was hung at the National Portrait Gallery yesterday and the artist, Paul Emsley, received the Duke and Duchess for a brief private view. We all know the poor … Continue reading

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