Dearest All To break silence and celebrate the appearance of fabulous friend and force of nature Barb Stegemann on the BBC’s marvellous Midweek programme ( find it here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qrpf ) here’s another chance to read my encounter with the woman herself. The Dandy will be back tomorrow with a classic perfume that has reawakened my fragrant passions! Until then, I remain, yours ever… The Perfumed Dandy
Cliché has it that some people have the power to ‘light up a room’ with their personalities, one can’t help but think that if Barb were connected to the power grid she’d produce enough electrical energy to keep a decent sized city glowing well into the night.
Tall, athletic and casually glamorous, Barb seems like a body in perpetual motion: a restless and inquisitive soul forever on the search for new experience and outlets.
When we meet for the second time at a café in London’s Selfridges department store, she is in the midst of saying farewell to a writer from The Telegraph, a British newspaper that will carry an interview with her to coincide with the launch of her perfume range The 7 Virtues at the mammoth store later in the year.
Barb embraces the young woman like an old friend before saying…
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