Last Queen of Scotland? September 2014.

Dear Rowley, How did the vote for Scottish Independence get within a gnat’s crotchet of dividing the United Kingdom? We all quite naturally thought that Alex Salmond alone would scupper the misguided bid for independence.  I know politics isn’t a … Continue reading

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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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On The Clock & Off The Bottle. May 2014.

Dear Rowley, If someone were to ask me what I consider to be the greatest musical of all time I would have to say Cabaret. Director/choreographer Bob Fosse is a hero of mine and Liza Minnelli’s greatest mentor on a … Continue reading

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The Regency. February 2014.

Dear Rowley, I’ve often said there’s a bit of gypsy in me: no comments please. But I had a serious premonition last week when the Duchess of Cambridge arrived alone at the National Portrait Gallery looking every inch a Princess … Continue reading

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24 Hours of Elegance. April 2013.

Dear Rowley, I had an intriguing invitation a couple of weeks ago to speak at the White Palace in Belgrade for the annual 24 Hours of Elegance event dedicated to all things luxurious. The three-day event is co-hosted by the Crown … Continue reading

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