The Swimmer. May 2014.

Dear Rowley, I’ve often quoted the late, great Diana Vreeland apropos water is nature’s tranquilliser: to drink, to swim in, to watch and to listen to. In the absence of owning a villa by the sea in Menorca or Corfu … Continue reading

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All I Want For Christmas Is…December 2012.

Dear Rowley, It’s that time of year when one takes stock, considers those less fortunate than ourselves then thinks ‘screw it, what’s Santa got in store under that tree for ME?’ All I want for Christmas is a new Thames … Continue reading

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Badge of Honour. June 2012.

Dear Rowley, Another day another dollar…or not as in the case of Anda, Poppy and I being back in the party planning business putting together the Savile Row/Burlington Arcade cocktail party come Friday. I seriously think we should form All … Continue reading

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Having a Ball. May 2012.

Dear Rowley, I’ve never been to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute ball, have you? It is the one occasion in New York where ball gowns are mandatory and le tout Manhattan comes out to walk the red carpet … 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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