High Life

Greece Is the Word

Greece Is the Word

I’ve stayed far away from the new barbarians with their choppers, tanklike cars,...

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A Tale of Two Parties

A Tale of Two Parties

I am surfing along the Cycladic islands on a 125-foot classic that was launched in...

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‘Spectator’ Sport

‘Spectator’ Sport

I switch personalities at Spectator parties, depending on who the guests are: For...

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Long Live the Pugs

Long Live the Pugs

I was going through my paces in Hyde Park, sweating out the booze, raising the...

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The Royal Treatment

The Royal Treatment

A funny thing happened on my way to lunch last week. I opened the Daily Mail and...

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Talking Ship

Talking Ship

A major Greek shipowner, whose political knowledge matches his wealth and business...

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Collective Stupidity

Collective Stupidity

The most famous epigrammatic nugget of wisdom appears in The Leopard,...

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Heart of Stone

Heart of Stone

I was busy explaining why the election was not a disaster to a 23-year-old...

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A Soft Manhattan Night

A Soft Manhattan Night

Main Street is a place, but it’s mostly an idea. It’s locally owned shops...

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Scum Life

Scum Life

I feel like an obituary writer, what with Nick Scott, Roger Moore, Alistair...

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Dinner With Spies

Dinner With Spies

Although both guilt and innocence fascinate me, I’m not so sure there is such a...

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Affairs to Remember

Affairs to Remember

The dinner party at an old friend’s house was as chic as it gets. Then a Trump...

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Just a Gigolo

Just a Gigolo

Much like the poor, the charity ball has always been with us, but lately it’s...

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Remembering Gimlet

Remembering Gimlet

I’m sitting in my office room and the place is still. The rest of the house is...

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