Clever Trevor. November 2015.

Dear Rowley, You know Trevor Pickett of old, no? He being queen of the Burlington Arcade before making the clever move to the top of Savile Row in a beautiful shop on Burlington Gardens that has an aspect on the … Continue reading

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The Lady’s Not For Turning. November 2015.

Dear Rowley, Did I have you fooled with the recalcitrant alcoholic hot mess act? I tend to preempt what anyone cares to say about me and double it just to make damned sure there is no comeback. If I say … Continue reading

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Cascades. November 2015.

Dear Rowley, If, like us, you have a degree in classic black and white movies then the word ‘Cascades’ speaks mouthfuls rather succinctly. Cascades was the rest home that Bette Davis’s character, Charlotte Vale, retired to in the film Now Voyager after … Continue reading

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On the Clock & Off the Bottle. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, I’m thinking of reviving the late, great Diana Vreeland’s Why Don’t You? column for Harper’s Bazaar on Twitter. My first money-saving style tip is ‘why don’t you purchase children’s T-shirts at Uniqlo and spend the VAT on Tequila?’ I’ve also … Continue reading

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Striptease. December 2014.

Dear Rowley, A date tomorrow evening to see the revival of Lloyd Webber’s Cats at the Palladium with Patricia. I never saw the original and am much more of a dog person but have read the reviews and heard that the … Continue reading

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