Weighing-in. September 2018.

Dear Rowley, Whatever happened to professional drinking? You know, the Mad Men two fingers of scotch to seal the deal, the neat whiskey and a steak that sustained 60s Vogue editor Diana Vreeland or the vodka rocks imbibed by the first supermodels – … Continue reading

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Design For Living. February 2013.

Dear Rowley, Never a dull moment is there? Meteorite showers over Russia, Popes throwing in the crosier (Ex Benedict anyone?), queens abdicating and now to cap it all Martine McCutcheon’s gone bankrupt. It’s terribly hard to keep body and soul … Continue reading

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It’s Grim Down South January 2011

Dear Rowley, Don’t you love the shipping forecast? It reminds me of meditating. You haven’t got a clue what they’re saying but the mantra comforts and reassures. Let’s face it that’s what we all need this January. January is always … Continue reading

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Pomp & Circumstance December 2010

Dear Rowley, Aren’t pine needles a bugger to hoover-up? Come the 27th of December, I’m already over Christmas and ready to get cracking. Is there anything more mournful than Christmas decs after the event? They always call to mind Donatella … Continue reading

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