Back in Business. December 2015.

Dear Rowley, Oh my Lord, it has been too long. Where have I been? White slaved to Latin America to Juan’s tart shop in downtown Buenos Aires? Crushed under the weight of Henry Poole & Co ledgers in the new … Continue reading

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Bed, Bath & Beyond. October 2015.

Dear Rowley, Weren’t you enchanted by Philip Hoare’s biography of ‘prince-of-aesthetes’ Stephen Tennant? As a text book for young gentlemen who understand how to mis-match textiles and have a penchant for Coldstream Guards, Serious PleasuresĀ is equal to the definitive Hugo … Continue reading

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Everybody Loves Oscar. February 2012.

Dear Rowley, Weren’t you absolutely fascinated by Angelina Jolie’s posture on the red carpet at the Oscars this year? You know as well as I do that when a designer slits a skirt up to your knickers it is only … Continue reading

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Doctors & Nurses. October 2011.

Dear Rowley, Forgive the radio silence, I’ve been stricken with the mother of all flu but count one’s blessings while writhing in abject agony on my deathbed like Mimi in La Boheme. My darling Dr B gave me an appointment … Continue reading

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Christmas Cheers December 2010

Dear Rowley, To the burning question of Christmas 2010. Will Julia Mackenzie’s next two Miss Marple epics be as good as her first five? I saw Miss Mackenzie outside Fortnum’s recently and was dying to gush but resisted the temptation. … Continue reading

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