Morning Tales. May 2017.

Dear Rowley, I first came across Giles Deacon when he was showing a couture collection in the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, alongside Vivienne Westwood, Valentino and a treasure chest of jewellers including Graff and Van Cleef & Arpels. He was … Continue reading

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Heavy Metal. March 2017.

Dear Rowley, I was having a conversation with my friend the delectable Shaun Leane for my Jewellery for Gentlemen book and we both admitted that the older we get the greater the desire grows for heavy metal. Shaun wears  a substantial … Continue reading

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Diamond Life. November 2016.

Dear Rowley, Apologies for the radio silence, I’ve also been preoccupied by the prep work for my new Thames & Hudson book Sartorial Treasures: Jewellery for Men. Without wishing to sound like Susie Orbach, a man does have to ‘commit’ to … Continue reading

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Friends With Benefits. November 2015.

Dear Rowley, On the mend my dear, thank God. I didn’t cough all night unless you count the gagging reflex when I saw Jamie Oliver on the news campaigning for, well, something. That man is one big campaign in the … Continue reading

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The World of Interiors. October 2015.

Dear Rowley, Nothing like a fresh lick of paint to revive one’s interest in life. As I’ve bored you ad nauseam Jeffrey Bernard has been unwell for weeks now. Hopefully Dr B will work his magic tomorrow and I will be ready … Continue reading

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