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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Shine It On. December 2016.

Dear Rowley, There is one thing I envy about women over and above a preternatural ability to multi-task and instinctive emotional intelligence and that is the exclusive right to wear a tiara. Apart from the occasional diamond bandeau attached to … Continue reading

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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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Clever Trevor. November 2015.

Dear Rowley, You know Trevor Pickett of old, no? He being queen of the Burlington Arcade before making the clever move to the top of Savile Row in a beautiful shop on Burlington Gardens that has an aspect on the … Continue reading

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Blue Murder. November 2015.

Dear Rowley, It was with some trepidation that I heard Sir Kenneth Brannagh is determined to remake Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. Granted, I found the Cybil Shepherd and Angela Lansbury reboot of The Lady Vanishes by far superior to … Continue reading

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