Having a Ball. May 2012.

Dear Rowley, I’ve never been to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute ball, have you? It is the one occasion in New York where ball gowns are mandatory and le tout Manhattan comes out to walk the red carpet … Continue reading

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The Perfect Gentleman. January 2012.

Dear Rowley, I simply had to snap my view from the sash chord in Bloomsbury Towers yesterday. It was for such conditions that the phrase ‘squalling showers’ was coined. I half expected my neighbour Miss Merrill to fly past the … Continue reading

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Chandeliers April 2011

Dear Rowley, Isn’t it marvellous that everyone looks more attractive in the sunshine? London has been glorious the past few days and even the feral cyclists don’t look as menacing. So what better conditions to spend the best part of … Continue reading

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No 1 Savile Row December 2010

Dear Rowley, I can’t help but agree with you about the nonsense surrounding the way we eat in Britain. I walked past Pret-a-Manger on New Oxford Street yesterday and they’d erected huge plackards in what looked like solid oak inscribed … Continue reading

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