Baubles, Bangles & Beads. February 2018.

Dear Rowley, Invariably, anyone who says they are ‘a bit mad’ or ‘eccentric’ turns out to be the bore of the century. Similarly, men who pronounce themselves ‘rakish’ do so at their peril if they are happily married and sprogged-up. … Continue reading

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Paying the Rent. September 2016.

Dear Rowley, Let’s get the official business out of the way first.¬†Sartorial Treasures: A Gentleman’s Guide to Fine Jewellery has been commissioned by Thames & Hudson and we go to work as of this month as soon as the ink … Continue reading

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Burlesque at the Savoy. September 2012.

Dear Rowley, Did I tell you I’m back in business at the Savoy? We’ve been in talks about doing a book called Savoy Style: How To Be A Perfect Host¬†with Rizzoli US but have yet to sign contracts. They suggest … 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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Extended Family. August 2011.

Dear Rowley, I do think slogan T-shirts should be discouraged, don’t you? I walked past a big-boned broad with a face like a robber’s dog chewing a wasp yesterday. Her T-shirt – stretched out across two zeppelins and as tight … Continue reading

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