Poor Little Rich Boy. April 2018.

Dear Rowley, Billionaire poor little rich boy Matthew Mellon’s death – possibly drug related – is suspicious. The man was born in a gilded cage and had in his final years turned $2 million dollars into over $1 billion trading … Continue reading

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Black Power. April 2018.

Dear Rowley, Whenever I feel blue I turn to one of the greatest musicals ever made: The Wiz. The Wiz was a 1978 remake of The Wizard of Oz which was a big ask. To add to the expectation, the cast is entirely black. … Continue reading

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Falling Stars. September 2017.

Dear Rowley, The sadness of watching Nick Broomfield’s documentary about the late Whitney Houston last night. You might disagree but I think the single greatest gift a person can be born with is a voice. Voices like Whitney’s come once … Continue reading

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Cannes Can. May 2013.

Dear Rowley, Couldn’t you just die for the French Riviera? I fell in love with the Cote d’Azur aged five when I first saw Cary Grant’s dashing jewel thief and Grace Kelly’s American heiress play cat and mouse in Hitchcock’s To … Continue reading

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Women of Power. April 2012.

Dear Rowley, While working on Anderson & Sheppard’s No 17 Clifford Street shop project, La Farmer and I found ourselves at Theo Fennell’s Fulham Road flagship and a meeting with the leonine Mr Fennell in his lair. Theo is amusing. … Continue reading

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