"A pianist. At breakfast. Playing the love theme to Tootsie"
"Kate from Croydon and Naomi from Streatham, not glamazons from Manhattan"
"Polo can be as stealth as nicotine, more expensive than cocaine and as addictive as success"
"There are monkeys, of course, because this is India, and monkeys are ubiquitous, but if you’ve ever been on safari in Africa you know that once the guide starts talking about primates and wildfowl it means that all the good stuff has gone home for the day"
What we talk about when we talk about Anthony Bourdain
"Another glance in the mirror: those are pecs, those are abs, those are Brad-Pitt-in-Fight-Club cum gutters. Nice!"
"I’m so London that a century ago my great-granny was heaving her juddering Edwardian breasts over the ebonies and ivories of the Old Vic’s Vaudevillian Joanna as she recited myths, legends and stories about a capital in the midst of war"