Goodness Had Nothing to Do With It. October 2017.

Dear Rowley, I have often pondered the theory that virtue is it’s own reward and surmise that, between them, Pearl Bailey and Mae West would have a terribly pithy reply: ‘Between two evils, I always pick the one I haven’t … Continue reading

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Tender is the Night. May 2013.

Dear Rowley, The Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc has been the mise-en-scène for the most enchanted evenings in the history of the Cannes Film Festival and none more so than amfAR’s 20th anniversary gala. The promenade that slopes from the hotel’s perch … Continue reading

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Badge of Honour. June 2012.

Dear Rowley, Another day another dollar…or not as in the case of Anda, Poppy and I being back in the party planning business putting together the Savile Row/Burlington Arcade cocktail party come Friday. I seriously think we should form All … Continue reading

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Best of British. December 2011.

Dear Rowley, Last week I made the acquaintance of Jean Clark at James J Fox on St James’s Street: arguably the finest purveyor of cigars left in London. I wanted to include Fox in my The Perfect Gentleman book for Thames … Continue reading

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I’ve Been To A Marvellous Party. December 2011.

Dear Rowley, As La Farmer would say, I feel like I’ve been shot out of a canon; rather in the spirit of Carol Channing in Thoroughly Modern Millie hollering ‘raspberries darling!’ . As the old boiler said to the taxi dancer, … Continue reading

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