Hello Dolly. July 2014.

Dear Rowley, My heaven, it’s been a slow news week so apologies if you’ve been waiting like a puppy at a screen door for a letter. Which clown agreed to an early June deadline for the first chapters of James Sherwood’s … Continue reading

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Manon. January 2014.

Dear Rowley, To Covent Garden last night for the first night of Massenet’s Manon at the Royal Opera House with La Farmer. The story of Manon Lescaut – a Demi Mondaine in Belle Epoque Paris who has chosen the life of a courtesan over love … Continue reading

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Golden Globes Fashion. January 2014.

Dear Rowley, Well, I got Michelle Dockery’s frock completely wrong. Turns out it is an Oscar de la Renta though the shape is very reminiscent of last season’s Dior couture. I adore Mr de la Renta. We’ve never met but … Continue reading

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Red Carpets In The Rain. February 2013.

Dear Rowley, Don’t you adore the BAFTA Awards? I always love to see the bemusement on our Hollywood friends’ faces as they try to compute whether Stephen Fry is sending them a valentine or sending them up. Yet more amusing … Continue reading

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In Her Solitude. February 2012.

Dear Rowley, Slightly chilling, isn’t it, that Whitney Houston died alone in a hotel room as a guest for Grammy Awards when the artists who had long eclipsed her were probably surrounded by stylists, publicists, fans and record producers making … Continue reading

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