Want to Buy Some Illusions? May 2016.

Dear Rowley, An invitation to a preview screening of Florence Foster Jenkins at the BFI this week with a Q&A featuring director Stephen Frears, writer Nicholas Martin and actor Hugh Grant. As you know, Florence Foster Jenkins was a Manhattan lady … Continue reading

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Shutterbugs. May 2012.

Dear Rowley, To quote La Farmer, this week I felt as if I’ve been shot out of a cannon. The pace was good to firm but relentless; the week beginning elegantly with a Prosecco lunch at Ciao Bella with Scott … Continue reading

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The Fencing Master. May 2012.

Dear Rowley, An invitation to the Wallace Collection to preview the new exhibition The Noble Art of the Sword: Fashion and Fencing in Renaissance Europe curated by Toby Capwell. Hertford House on Manchester Square is quite simply one of the most … Continue reading

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A Sartorial Snapper. May 2012.

Dear Rowley, So much news and such little ink flowing on my behalf this last week. Without doubt the highlight of the last seven days was the publication of Hilary Mantel’s Bring Up The Bodies: the second in her series … Continue reading

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A Weekend in the Country. March 2012.

Dear Rowley, My pogrom against inappropriate slogan T-shirts as worn by London tourists intensifies. While stoating towards Relax on Brewer Street for my first massage of the year last night I encountered a lady – and I use that term loosely – … Continue reading

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