regional features editor, 2010-2014
I smuggled my golden retriever into Tatler Towers during a Christmas bash. Colleagues saw fit to feed him champagne. Poor puppy ran into a glass door and was hungover for days.
Another great memory is the closing dinner of El Bulli in August 2011, when 50 chefs led by Ferran Adrià cooked 50 courses for 50 guests. My evening included an encounter with designer Marc Newson, who insisted I share his scent sachet, and drinking vintage Dom from the bottle with the winemaker. It was the perfect Tatler weekend.