Rock on Tommy 22nd May 2011

Dear Rowley, In all the tra-la-la of having Suzi Perry in town this week, I haven’t had time to put pen to Smythson paper and tell you about Royal Ascot days and disco nights of late. Thursday saw Miss P … Continue reading

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Windsor Castle February 2011

Dear Rowley, A jaunt yesterday to the royal archive in Windsor Castle with His Royal Keithness from Henry Poole & Co to try and track down a photograph of King Edward VII as Prince of Wales wearing the first short … Continue reading

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Happy New Year January 2011

Dearest Rowley, Another year! Sometimes I think I’m lucky to make it through the night never mind twelve months. As Kay Thompson would say, ‘happy everything darlings’. Do you remember the Arimstead Maupin Tales of the City books? Particularly the … Continue reading

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Artificial Flowers November 2010

Dear Rowley, Much hilarity on Oxford Street today; closed, as it is annually at the end of November, for Christmas shopping. Now I will defend London to the hilt when it comes to unfavourable comparisons with the US of A. … Continue reading

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