Fine and Dandy? October 2017.

Dear Rowley, The other day, I had the privilege to view pieces tailored by Henry Poole & Co in the Museum of London archive. We saw the black velvet tunic Sir Henry Irving wore to play King Charles I and … Continue reading

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All the Riches of Araby. November 2015.

Dear Rowley, With the exception of the¬†Cheapside Hoard exhibition at the Museum of London, I think we can say without bias that the Victoria & Albert Museum curates the most spectacular jewellery exhibitions in London if not the world. The … Continue reading

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Changing Rooms. July 2014.

Dear Rowley, For central Londoners, Hampstead truly is another country. You daren’t walk down the high street without an artesinal loaf in a basket trailing wildflowers picked on the Heath. The dedication to shabby, bohemian chic makes the good burghers … Continue reading

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El Dorado. October 2013.

Dear Rowley, I’ve often harrumphed about the Tristrams employed to promote my neighbourhood trying to rebrand Bloomsbury, Fitzrovia and Holborn as ‘Midtown’. This ghastly moniker pillaged from New York drains all the romance from being a Bloomsbury setter. For writers, … Continue reading

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