La Dolce Vita. July 2017.

Dear Rowley, I am getting about a bit these days! H and I had three days in Rome over the weekend where we had the privilege to swim through herds of tattooed wildebeest in spray on shorts marauding round the … Continue reading

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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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Loco Motions. November 2013.

Dear Rowley, Having oft pondered the propensity of older people to dress like confused teenagers – apropos a lady at large in Bloomsbury today who was evidently alive when rationing was still imposed wearing a baseball cap with a nose … Continue reading

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A Dream of a Dream. October 2013.

Dear Rowley, When I was studying for my English literature degree up in Newcastle back in the days when dinosaurs roamed we were so fortunate to have the RSC touring annually. As a rather precocious reviewer for the¬†Newcastle Journal, second … Continue reading

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City Lights. December 2012.

Dear Rowley, Socially whirling like a dervish in recent weeks so apologies for not putting pen to paper. Let’s start with the burning issue of the day. Are you going to invest in a pair of ‘Meggings’ for autumn/winter 2012? … Continue reading

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