Racing Demon. July 2016.

Dear Rowley, As Nan Kemper always said when she dropped an earring into the shag rug at Yves Saint Laurent’s Rive Gauche apartment, ‘thank you for your prayers’. I have had so many emails, texts, letters and telephone calls after … Continue reading

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Books Etc. June 2016.

Dear Rowley, I do hate folk music, don’t you? Glad I’ve got that off my chest. Now, don’t these book launches come around quickly? It seemed only yesterday that we were smashing a bottle against the boughs of my Discriminating Guide … Continue reading

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On the Clock & Off the Bottle. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, I’m thinking of reviving the late, great Diana Vreeland’s Why Don’t You? column for Harper’s Bazaar on Twitter. My first money-saving style tip is ‘why don’t you purchase children’s T-shirts at Uniqlo and spend the VAT on Tequila?’ I’ve also … Continue reading

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The Abbey Habit. September 2014.

Dear Rowley, To a charity screening of the first episode of Downton Abbey season five at the Empire Leicester Square this evening at the invitation of Huntsman. Lord Fellowes is expected as are various members of the cast. The confidentiality agreement … Continue reading

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The Swimmer. May 2014.

Dear Rowley, I’ve often quoted the late, great Diana Vreeland apropos water is nature’s tranquilliser: to drink, to swim in, to watch and to listen to. In the absence of owning a villa by the sea in Menorca or Corfu … Continue reading

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