Changing Rooms. July 2014.

Dear Rowley, For central Londoners, Hampstead truly is another country. You daren’t walk down the high street without an artesinal loaf in a basket trailing wildflowers picked on the Heath. The dedication to shabby, bohemian chic makes the good burghers … Continue reading

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For Love Not Money. May 2014.

Dear Rowley, There truly is no place like home and London has been my home for part or all of the year since I was 16 doing work experience for┬áCountry Living’s fashion editor Robert Burgess. Funnily enough I had an … Continue reading

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The Runaround. September 2011.

Dear Rowley, In my capacity as curator of the Savoy Museum I happened to do some research about Fred and his sister Adele Astaire’s first stay at the hotel in 1933. Fred and Adele were a famous dancing duo on … Continue reading

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Glyndebourne Nights. August 2011.

Dear Rowley, So London’s burning again. Don’t you find it incredible that civil insurgencies of this ilk can be sparked by the death of an alleged drug dealer and violent gang member who if the police hadn’t taken out would … Continue reading

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It’s A Riot January 2011

Dear Rowley, An interesting lecture at the English Speaking Union last night on the invitation of Liz who is one of the Gorgeous Georges. It’s the only Union I want to join. I invited Helen from the Royal Opera House … Continue reading

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