Weak in the Presence of Beauty. July 2017.

Dear Rowley, It is ten years since Cartier last launched its high jewellery collection, L’Inde Mysterieuse, in London at Lancaster House. That was one of the most glamorous parties of my life, crowned when legendary beauty the Rajmata of Jaipur made one … Continue reading

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Madame X. May 2016.

Dear Rowley, This weekend I reacquainted myself with an old favourite movie made in 1966, Madame X, starring two totally underrated Hollywood actresses Lana Turner and Constance Bennett. It was Connie’s last film and Jean Louis made her and Lana look gloriously … Continue reading

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The Clivden Set. November 2015.

Dear Rowley, I have written a lot about gratitude of late and of all the people in London who have kept the faith with me while I was crying, falling down drunk and feeling all on my lonesome like some … Continue reading

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Fashion. March 2014.

Dear Rowley, I found it most unwise of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to take a second honeymoon in the Maldives minus the minor and after the Middleton clan had just got back from Musitque. Most people in Britain … Continue reading

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Age Before Beauty. October 2011.

Dear Rowley, 40 love! As Mr Major said at his first Cabinet meeting, ‘who’d have thought it eh?’ Having been on nodding acquaintance with the Grim Reaper at least three times to my knowledge, it is rather lovely to enter … Continue reading

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