The Promenade des Anglais. July 2016.

Dear Rowley, A few years ago, I spent a couple of ill-advised weekends in Nice staying in a hotel on the Promenade des Anglais. The highlight of the trip was discovering the Plage Ruhl beach club on the P des … Continue reading

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Racing Demon. July 2016.

Dear Rowley, As Nan Kemper always said when she dropped an earring into the shag rug at Yves Saint Laurent’s Rive Gauche apartment, ‘thank you for your prayers’. I have had so many emails, texts, letters and telephone calls after … Continue reading

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Death Becomes Her. December 2015.

Dear Rowley, To St George’s Mayfair, Hangover Square, for the Christmas carol service and post prandial champagne last night before dinner at Andrew Edmunds. With the weather being so ghastly in London in the run-up to Christmas, I’ve found it … Continue reading

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Cats. December 2014.

Dear Rowley, Sad to hear that Mandy Rice Davies died today; she of the 60s Profumo scandal who gave a terribly good account of herself in the witness box and delivered the unforgettable line ‘he would wouldn’t he’ when the … Continue reading

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Masterpiece. June 2014.

Dear Rowley, To Masterpiece London on the site of 18th century aristocratic playground Ranleigh pleasure gardens in Chelsea in the delightful company of La Farmer looking rather colonial in a cream linen pant suit. Came, ES fashionisto Maurice Mullen and … Continue reading

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