Books Etc. June 2016.

Dear Rowley, I do hate folk music, don’t you? Glad I’ve got that off my chest. Now, don’t these book launches come around quickly? It seemed only yesterday that we were smashing a bottle against the boughs of my¬†Discriminating Guide … Continue reading

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Boylesque. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, My Mother and I had a conversation about how contented we can be in our own company. We’re both very sociable people but also I think quite self-contained. Mum had been to the country fair at Chatsworth while … Continue reading

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24 Hours of Elegance. April 2013.

Dear Rowley, I had an intriguing invitation a couple of weeks ago to speak at the White Palace in Belgrade for the annual¬†24 Hours of Elegance event dedicated to all things luxurious. The three-day event is co-hosted by the Crown … Continue reading

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Design For Living. February 2013.

Dear Rowley, Never a dull moment is there? Meteorite showers over Russia, Popes throwing in the crosier (Ex Benedict anyone?), queens abdicating and now to cap it all Martine McCutcheon’s gone bankrupt. It’s terribly hard to keep body and soul … Continue reading

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Blue Skies Red Curtains. October 2012.

Dear Rowley, Plans are now afoot for the various book launches for The Perfect Gentleman. I popped into Thames & Hudson yesterday to have a chat with the lovely Rowena about a date for the London launch. I think there’s … Continue reading

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