Return to Sender. August 2017.

Dear Rowley, To Buckingham Palace today with my Mum today to view the State Rooms and Royal Gifts exhibition for our delectation on the annual summer opening. I’ve been fortunate to attend the private views for previous exhibitions such as Fashioning … Continue reading

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Jewellery for Gentlemen. August 2017.

Dear Rowley, After all these years, I think you’ve gathered that I’ve always had a magpie’s eye for jewellery. Over the years I’ve progressed from writing about fine jewellery in the FT and the old International Herald Tribune to styling … Continue reading

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Lady Sings The Blues. August 2017.

Dear Rowley, To the Wyndhams Theatre for Audra McDonald’s performance in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. For anyone who knows Broadway, Audra’s voice is one of those once in a generation lyric sopranos comparable to Barbra Streisand or Bernadette … Continue reading

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She Won’t Go Quietly. August 2017.

Dear Rowley, Quite the storm about Channel 4′s decision to broadcast the Diana, Princess of Wales tapes recorded at Kensington Palace by her voice coach. The tapes were found in butler Paul Burrell’s possession, confiscated by the police then held … Continue reading

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Briefs. August 2017.

Dear Rowley, I’ve often pondered why Paris has The Lido, the Moulin Rouge and the Folies Bergère and all London can muster up for spectacular cabaret is really West End shows like 42nd Street. If you want feathers, tits and … Continue reading

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