- November 7, 2021
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As I enter the bar of the Nobu Hotel Portman Square, there’s the familiar golden rumble of people about to give themselves up to the night. I’ve been invited to celebrate the release of the maverick jeweller Stephen Webster’s book Cocktales. Moaning about having to go to parties used to be hip on the London party circuit, but not now. All the guests, from Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp to Tracey Emin and Pete Tong, are talking about “energy” — how good it is to feel the energy of a room full of people coming together.
I can probably feel that energy more than most because for the past year I’ve been living in a cave, and I’m not talking metaphorically. When Covid hit last
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