Marilyn Monroe in Florence. June 2012.

Dear Rowley, If prosecco is drunk in sufficient quantities, it is really rather remarkable how fluent I am in Italiano. I’m interacting like a native this season’s Pitti Uomo in Florence even though I suspect I sound like a gibbering … Continue reading

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Firenze. January 2012.

Dear Rowley, What better way to chase the New Year blues away than hopping on a Malpensa to Florence for the January edition of Pitti Uomo? The bi-annual Florentine men’s fashion foundation puts on the best fashion exposition bar none … Continue reading

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Follies. January 2011.

Dear Rowley, Don’t let anybody tell you advertising is a waste of money. I was dragging my tired, battered old bones past my local vintner The Grapes of Wrath¬†and there was a chalk board outside reading, ‘January detox? F*** it. … Continue reading

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Perfect Pitti Uomo 1. June 2011

Dear Rowley, You must have thought I’d been white slaved to Latin America darling. Sorry for not writing sooner but I’ve only just got back from a couple of days in Florence at Pitti Uomo: the bi-annual men’s fashion exhibition … Continue reading

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This Is Your Life 14th June 2011

Dear Rowley, Don’t you find that we all have a musical in us? I recall someone once saying to me that life wasn’t musical theatre to which I replied ‘there’s always a song’. I would ordinarily say my musical would … Continue reading

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