Morning Tales. May 2017.

Dear Rowley, I first came across Giles Deacon when he was showing a couture collection in the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, alongside Vivienne Westwood, Valentino and a treasure chest of jewellers including Graff and Van Cleef & Arpels. He was … Continue reading

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Keeping Up With the Middletons. May 2017.

Dear Rowley, Didn’t you stare beadily at Emma Watson when she accepted the first ‘gender-neutral’ acting gong at the MTV Awards for her turn in┬áBeauty and the Beast? Apparently the thinking is that male, female or transgender performers – forgive … Continue reading

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Bring Up The Bodies. February 2013.

Dear Rowley, At lunch in the chairman’s dining room at Berry Bros & Rudd yesterday I discovered a fellow former English Literature student at Newcastle University who shared an appreciation of the acid drops that emanated from the pens of … Continue reading

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The Lady is a Vamp May 2011

Dear Rowley, Sometimes you’ve got to love the British press. They are having an absolute ball ‘dropping earrings’ about the mystery ladies and gentlemen who have blocked the newspapers by law from naming profile adulterers. I love that phrase ‘dropping … Continue reading

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Royal Wedding 5. April 2011

Dear Rowley, One of the left wing media whinge monkeys on Radio 4 contemplated this morning whether the Royal Wedding was the beginning of the end for European monarchies: a last gasp before the entire institution tottered on the precipice … Continue reading

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