Protect the Work. March 2018.

Dear Rowley, I am still on tenterhooks waiting for the Profiles in History auction catalogue for what is in all but name the Estate of Liza Minnelli. There’s an exhibition preview in April that I’d sell a kidney to see but cannot under … Continue reading

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Wandering Hands. January 2018.

Dear Rowley, As Dame Maggie Smith replied to a gauche journalist who greeted her with ‘you look great’, ‘Well dear I’ve looked greater’. Having had blonde highlights to cheer myself up in the dread dark nights of January, I have … Continue reading

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La Dolce Vita. July 2017.

Dear Rowley, I am getting about a bit these days! H and I had three days in Rome over the weekend where we had the privilege to swim through herds of tattooed wildebeest in spray on shorts marauding round the … Continue reading

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Three Faces of Florence. June 2014.

Dear Rowley, I must admit to have arrived in Florence for Pitti Uomo No 86 with a certain degree of litost. Roughly translated from the Czech, litost is a word introduced to me by author Milan Kundera meaning a touch of the blues. … Continue reading

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When You Wish Upon a Spa. July 2011.

Dear Rowley, Last week I finally got the chance to take my blue linen Hardy Amies suit for a spin on the River Thames. It was one of those gay sunshine days in London and I’d walked the Thames Path … Continue reading

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