Issue 5



Where we celebrate ‘The Art of…’ everything, from conversations at the barbers in Trumpers on Curzon St or deboning a dover sole, to the art of encapsulating a two to three-hour theatre performance in a simple eye-catching poster. We also learn about the dandizettes, or female dandies. It’s a new term on us, but Dorothy Savile, Elizabeth Wilbraham and ‘Mad Madge’ all predated the male dandies by a good century or more. Full story on page 8.

We celebrate the Cover Competition launched in the last issue where our winning artist Lorraine Ansell’s playful covers highlight the connections between Mayfair and Covent Garden. Her images have been turned into ‘Magazine Flags’, which are currently flying high in Covent Garden’s Piazza.

We were blown away by the quality of entrants. Joyce Hytner, one of our fabulous judges wrote, “I was knocked out by the amount of work that has obviously gone into the very varied and really beautiful different designs that all the artists submitted.”

We also have a limited amount of complimentary paper hand-held flags for you at The Dorchester’s Parcafé on Park Lane (read more on page 19).

For John Betjeman fans, a new plaque has been erected at Grosvenor Chapel where he worshipped from 1972 commemorating a poem he wrote about a lady in the congregation. The woman was Joan Price, a 6ft model, who then worked as a beauty editor for Queen magazine (later Harpers & Queen), and in all his time, he never actually spoke to her.

The service for the Blessing of the plaque is on Sunday 2nd October at 11am.

Please do say hello if you see me out and about in either Mayfair or Covent Garden, especially if you see me hovering under any flags!