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    1. August 25, 2014

      Guys and Dolls, Chichester Festival Theatre, West Sussex, UK – review

      The New York City of Guys and Dolls is as much a delirious fiction as the Forest of Arden in As You Like It: a...

    2. August 15, 2014

      ‘Guys and Dolls’, Chichester Festival Theatre

      After opening with a spectacular flourish, with a dark and glittering production of Amadeus starring Rupert Everett,...

    1. Material World

      November 28, 2012

      Leveraging Samantha Cameron for fashion's sake

      Getty Images I was struck last night at the British Fashion Awards by Samantha Cameron’s appearance to present the New...

    2. Material World

      July 25, 2012

      Did Samantha Cameron make a sartorial own-goal?

      Much hoo-ha in the UK today over the fact that the Queen and First Lady Samantha Cameron seemed to be a little too...

    3. March 16, 2012

      A busy day, but what was achieved?

      More than a century after a million people joined the very first International Women’s Day rallies, the European...

    4. March 12, 2011

      An invitation to do the right thing

      How late is it acceptable to arrive at a social event? Fifteen minutes? Twenty? Half an hour? Does there come a point...

    5. March 4, 2011

      Behind the Black Door

      Behind the Black Door, by Sarah Brown, Ebury Press, RRP£18.99, 464 pages Sarah Brown is a national treasure: mother,...

    6. October 1, 2010

      Inspired women, uplifting times

      The best women, I was told this week, are like each other’s Wonderbras – a constant support, always helping each other...

    7. June 17, 2010

      Brown business

      Sarah Brown , wife of Gordon, is getting on with business, power-lunching in Notting Hill at Electric House with Wendi...

    8. June 14, 2010

      Sarah Brown to tell of life 'behind the black door' of Downing St

      Sarah Brown is to publish a "very personal" memoir next April - beating into print her husband Gordon, the former prime...

    9. Westminster Blog

      May 6, 2010

      Election Day morning briefing

      David and Samantha Cameron vote in Witney Gordon and Sarah Brown vote in Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath Nick Clegg and...

    10. April 15, 2010

      Women wanted

      Are there any women in this election apart from leaders' wives?Every now and then you see one perched conveniently in...

    11. April 13, 2010

      Female deficit

      Where are the women? This is as male-dominated an election as any I can remember. The key figures are all men: Gordon...

    12. April 10, 2010

      Offensive tweets trip up Labour hopeful

      The Labour party has sacked a parliamentary candidate in Scotland after he wrote a litany of offensive comments on...

    13. April 9, 2010

      Labour hopeful sacked after Twitter outburst

      The Labour party has sacked a parliamentary candidate in Scotland after he wrote a litany of offensive comments on...

    14. February 26, 2010

      Crystallised vision from the new guard

      "Creative", "inspiring", and "reflective" were the three words Sarah Brown, the UK prime minister's wife, chose to...

    15. February 25, 2010

      Crystallised vision from the new guard

      “Creative”, “inspiring”, and “reflective” were the three words Sarah Brown, the UK prime minister’s wife, chose to...

    16. February 20, 2010

      Home and heart

      Tax issues arising from a new statutory residency test being worked on by the Treasury in tight fiscal times did not...

    17. October 24, 2009

      Krug and kudos

      A stellar cast of City names that could be dropped right into the next Mrs Moneypenny column gathered to raise a glass...

    18. October 16, 2009

      All a Twitter

      Forgive me if I seem a little bit distracted at the moment. Something rather exciting has just happened. I have been...

    19. October 7, 2009

      Suits you, Sir Gus

      Sir Gus O'Donnell, the cabinet secretary, gave away one of his nice M&S suits this week when cabinet office staff took...

    20. October 2, 2009

      Supper with the supermodels in New York City

      Who is that? At a large dinner in New York City I felt somewhat disadvantaged since I couldn’t identify most of the...

    21. September 25, 2009

      Vadera's friends in high places

      Lady Vadera spent the night before quitting as a government minister in the company of power women such as Wendi...

    22. September 12, 2009

      Stuart hits town

      While headhunters were busy drawing up a list for Sir Stuart Rose's successor, the Marks and Spencer boss was back on...

    23. August 14, 2009

      Cameron joins Brown in defence of NHS

      David Cameron, Tory leader, on Friday added his voice to that of Gordon Brown, prime minister, in defending the...

    24. August 8, 2009

      A fleeting tweeting

      It happened the way most of these things do: slowly at first, and then in a deluge that could not be ignored. Of...

    25. July 14, 2009

      Can she be human enough for two?

      To judge from the media coverage of recent weeks, you would think it was Sarah Brown rather than her buttoned-down...

    26. July 13, 2009

      Can she be human enough for two?

      To judge from the media coverage of recent weeks, you would think it was Sarah Brown rather than her buttoned-down...

    27. June 20, 2009

      Multi-function Murdochs

      Rupert Murdoch's arrival in London coincided with news that the WSJ Europe was moving its base to the city. The...

    28. June 3, 2009

      Expenses paid

      Some good has come from the MPs' expenses scandal. A sum well in excess of £10,000 has gone to the Jennifer Brown...

    29. June 2, 2009

      Swap MPs for a nice, new quango

      If you were pinning your hopes on major reform of Britain’s democracy, forget it. No chance. Not this side of a general...

    30. May 18, 2009

      Friendships and frictions

      From accompanying a business delegation to Israel and Palestine to facing a revolt by enraged Oxford University dons,...

    31. April 4, 2009

      Fashion, frocks, finance and funds

      With one of the talking points of the G20 being the first ladies' fashion, it was a surprise to learn that the navy...

    32. March 2, 2009

      Guys and Dolls, Nederlander Theatre, New York

      The conventional wisdom: Guys and Dolls is so sure-fire that a producer could shove trained canaries into this 1950...

    33. February 27, 2009

      Designers gear up for battle with tough tailoring

      In spite of the lipstick-smothered smiles, the quirky clothes and, of course, the pop of champagne corks as...

    34. February 26, 2009

      Designers gear up for battle with tough tailoring

      In spite of the lipstick-smothered smiles, the quirky clothes and, of course, the pop of champagne corks as celebrities...

    35. February 14, 2009

      A Few Highs - But A Lot Of Mountains Still To Climb...

      Hppy valentine's day david rubenstein - you summed up davos for me. The co-founder of Carlyle, a large American...

    36. February 14, 2009

      A few highs - but mountains still to climb . . .

      Happy Valentine's Day David Rubenstein - you summed up Davos for me. The co-founder of Carlyle, a large American...

    37. February 14, 2009

      A few highs – but a lot of mountains still to climb...

      Happy Valentine’s Day David Rubenstein – you summed up Davos for me. The co-founder of Carlyle, a large American...

    38. February 3, 2009

      It's snowing men

      Snowy London gave the scene at Davos a run for its money yesterday, as the City put on its alpine clothing....

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