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┬áTo … 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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Panic on the Streets of London March 2011

Dear Rowley, You, like I, would defend any Britisher’s rights to peaceful protest. As a matter of fact, even an old Thatcherite like I would agree with some of the concerns voiced by the quarter of a million people who … Continue reading

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Elizabeth the 1st March 2011

Dear Rowley, So it’s farewell my lovely Elizabeth Taylor. Put your hands together and give the girl a round of applause. As Richard Burton said of her, ‘Elizabeth wears her fame lightly, like a second skin’. Rock Hudson proved to … Continue reading

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