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One of the largest private collections of vintage haute couture, owned by BillyBoy*, a contemporary of Andy Warhol and the creator of the iconic Mdvanii doll, is being auctioned by Christie’s in London this December.

Musings
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Unless you are over 90 you will not have personal experience of fighting in a World War. To help us understand, Brain Hemingway shares extracts from the World War II diaries of his father Paddy, fighting in the RAF.

Musings
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The sun periodically burned through the blanket of cloud so I chanced an outside table at one of the cafés on Swain’s Lane. I sat, looking enviously over at the well-heeled diners tucking into mountainous salads at Kalendar and Café Mozart.

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Loulou de la Falaise, bohemian, former muse to Yves Saint Laurent, synonymous with the designer’s 70s era entourage of creatives and beautiful people, died on November 5th, aged 63.

Cigars
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As I sit down and reach for my napkin, a silver platter arrives before me with 12 Flor de Canos arranged clockwise upon it. I steal four o’clock with a murmur of thanks and fire it up with quiet elation. Crikey, this is something special.

Fashion
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I am intrigued by blends of old and new. Modern on its own is entirely dull and narrow-minded to me, but old on its own isn’t enough either. So, I couldn’t be more charmed by the launch of the fluoro range of the classic Cambridge Satchel.

Cigars
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The gathered crowd – lawyers, army officers, restaurateurs, luxury retailers and your dedicated correspondent – were united by the love of food, drink and fine cigars and by golly, didn’t we prove it…

The Lifestyle
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Is there anything more therapeutic than a deep bubble bath? Yes: sipping a cold gin and tonic while I soak. Baths and gin are two of my favourite things, which have now blended more completely than I ever could have hoped.

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