Conscious Uncoupling. March 2014.

Dear Rowley, Mercifully, I am now officially on the mend after the recent ‘troubles’. I managed to complete my Canali 200 Steps feature about brilliant design duo Barber Osgerby and I’m knocking off a couple more Hall of Fame entries … Continue reading

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Go It Old Girl! January 2014.

Dear Rowley, Two words: Stan Wawrenka. I so would though chance would be a fine thing. I hope our boy wins the Australian Open today. He deserves it. There is something very odd about Nadal over and above the OCD. … Continue reading

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The Lost Princess. December 2013.

Dear Rowley, Writing the Hall of Fame brief lives for Henry Poole & Co has considerably sharpened-up my Victorian history. The Prince of Wales’s patronage from 1861 led practically every royal male in Europe and Russia to the founding father … Continue reading

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Burlington Arcade Bazaar. November 2012.

Dear Rowley, Don’t you sometimes get the feeling that it’s all too much? You’re trying your best to stay on the good foot and yet some mischievous sprite keeps on strewing your path with banana skins. I did get back … Continue reading

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Open A New Window. September 2012.

Dear Rowley, If there’s one thing you do this year I would urge you to find a box set of the Timothy West Edward VII. Weighing in at 13-hours, it is historically accurate in script and costume. We’ve just got … Continue reading

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