The Duchess. September 2014.

Dear Rowley, To Holy Cocktails with the Rector of St George’s Hanover Square last night and the conversation was dominated by the death of Deborah, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, last of the celebrated Mitford sisters, aged 94. Having spent a … Continue reading

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Paris Couture. January 2014.

Dear Rowley, It’s that time of year again when you can be 99% sure that all the most obnoxious, offensive and smug people residing in London have buggered off to the Davos Summit. Davos always makes me hoot with laughter … 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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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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Hello Gorgeous! August 2011.

Dear Rowley, Deal or No Deal. It’s not a game show: it’s a cult. I tell you, the Scientologists could learn a trick or two about brainwashing. I am now hardwired to climb the stairs in Bloomsbury Towers like La … Continue reading

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