Bed, Bath & Beyond. October 2015.

Dear Rowley, Weren’t you enchanted by Philip Hoare’s biography of ‘prince-of-aesthetes’ Stephen Tennant? As a text book for young gentlemen who understand how to mis-match textiles and have a penchant for Coldstream Guards, Serious Pleasures¬†is equal to the definitive Hugo … Continue reading

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The King of Couture. May 2014.

Dear Rowley, Last night was the fashion world’s answer to the Oscar ceremony: the annual New York Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute Ball. Strike that, old mother Wintour the US Vogue editor has clearly banked enough chips on the New York … Continue reading

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Women of Power II. July 2012.

Dear Rowley, I do love 48-hours in bed, don’t you? It was the Wimbledon Men’s Final on Sunday and my friend Patricia and I decided to make a day of it. She ordered a dozen oysters and two lobsters and … Continue reading

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I’ve Been To A Marvellous Party. December 2011.

Dear Rowley, As La Farmer would say, I feel like I’ve been shot out of a canon; rather in the spirit of Carol Channing in Thoroughly Modern Millie¬†hollering ‘raspberries darling!’ . As the old boiler said to the taxi dancer, … Continue reading

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There’s No Place Like Home November 2010

Dear Rowley, What a difference a day makes. Only this morning I was smooching with Dougal and Murphy in Derbyshire. Cut to 7pm and I am back at home in Bloomsbury Towers laying a fabulous Turkish carpet my parents bought … Continue reading

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