Another Country. April 2015.

Dear Rowley, Won’t London be marvellous when they’ve finished it? I think we’ve all got to the stage where we accept that the sound of drills and demolition, the sight of high vis jackets and builder’s bums and the light … Continue reading

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Happy Endings. January 2015.

Dear Rowley, The late Elaine Stritch told a wonderful story about drinking into the small hours with Judy Garland when, as the sun began to rise over Manhattan, Garland stood up and drawled ‘Elaine, I never thought I’d say this … 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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CASTLES IN THE AIR. FEBRUARY 2012.

Dear Rowley, Boris Johnson’s mailshot urging me to vote him in again as Mayor of London couldn’t have come at a more apposite moment. Walking back to Bloomsbury Towers from my art director Pete’s studio in Bermondsey I happened to … Continue reading

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