Treasures. April 2017.

Dear Rowley, To Paris this week as a guest of Cartier to tour the workshops above the original boutique on the Rue de la Paix and view the Al Thani Collection of Mughal to Maharaja jewels at the Grand Palais. … Continue reading

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Custer’s Last Stand. June 2016.

Dear Rowley, Are Messes Cameron and Osborne actively throwing the Brexit vote with perfidious threat and incompetent panic? I merely ask. Speaking of panic, I went to Broadcasting House yesterday to do a pre-recorded interview with an American travel broadcaster … Continue reading

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A Napoleonic Interlude. June 2014.

Dear Rowley, Having not been in Paris since the launch of The Perfect Gent at Ralph Lauren’s flagship on the Boulevard Saint Germain, it was something of a pleasure to return at the invitation of Chaumet to speak to their … Continue reading

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Bowes & Idle. September 2013.

Dear Rowley, With the prospect of a very late summer holiday disappearing into the distance like Roadrunner fleeing the Wily Coyote, I thought it best to take stock of how to endure another winter in London with sanity vaguely intact. … Continue reading

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