Cannes Can. June 2017.

Dear Rowley, What to make of fashion on the French Riviera? Suffice to say one feels rather inadequate without boobs like zeppelins straining to be released from a tropical print Roberto Cavali silk blouse and Swarovski crystal sandals emitting shards … Continue reading

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Palazzo Pitti. June 2014.

Dear Rowley, Despite being the only person with English as a mother tongue at the Chaumet summit at Le Meurice, my lecture did seem to please. It is always something of a challenge to present a ‘state of the nation’ … Continue reading

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All That Glitters. May 2013.

Dear Rowley, Quite the thrill that the Pink Panther struck again at the 66th Cannes Film Festival this week. The first hit was a million dollars of Chopard diamonds from a Novotel safe in Cannes. To paraphrase Lady Bracknell, to … Continue reading

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Cannes Can. May 2013.

Dear Rowley, Couldn’t you just die for the French Riviera? I fell in love with the Cote d’Azur aged five when I first saw Cary Grant’s dashing jewel thief and Grace Kelly’s American heiress play cat and mouse in Hitchcock’s┬áTo … Continue reading

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