Black Out for Time’s Up. January 2018.

Dear Rowley, There’s nothing that quite says female empowerment and solidarity like a group over over-privileged, over-paid ladies in Hollywood wearing exquisite hand-fitted gowns and borrowed diamonds to protest the gender pay gap and sexual exploitation on the red carpet … Continue reading

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Elegantes Notes. January 2018.

Dear Rowley, A long overdue dispatch about quite the most civilised afternoon of 2017 spent at the former home of the Duke of Westminster, Bourdon House, in the company of Thomas and Dagmar Smit. Thomas and Dagmar are the patrons … Continue reading

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Shall We Dance? December 2017.

Dear Rowley, Christmas? Couldn’t have liked it more. The day began with the last ten minutes of the service at St George’s Mayfair and a handshake with Rector Roddy who rather likes my new look. Then on to the Beaumont … Continue reading

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The Crown Season Two. December 2017.

Dear Rowley, Netflix is clearly more addictive than laudanum. The Crown Season Two is flawlessly scripted, acted, shot, costumed and bejewelled with a performance by Claire Foy as HM The Queen that is quite simply majestic. The dignity, intelligence, vulnerability … Continue reading

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Too Many Cooks. December 2017.

Dear Rowley, I have a confession. Every time a TV cook appears on film or in print my blood pressure rises like the Emperor Fountain at Chatsworth. It is quite simply baffling to me why anyone can find cooking on … Continue reading

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