Turkish Delight

I’ve just been to a sumptuous reception for the opening of Lokum Istanbul at 95 Walton Street, Chelsea.

A shop, elegantly decorated by Anouska Hempel, whom I once interviewed many years ago for my first book Women.

The distinguished guests milled around an Aladdin’s cave full of Turkish delights, bespoke stationery, scented candles and silverware.

But, my Turkish delight of the evening was the irrepressible Rosalind Milani Gallieni, whose charm and energy would invariably send able-bodied young men to utter distraction.

May she always remain a public relations icon.

2 responses to “Turkish Delight

  1. Rosalind Milani Gallieni

    Lokum Istanbul in Walton Street saw such a great mellee of international gran viveurs tonight. Naim, you have always been one of my most discerning guests, and I am proud you enjoyed the decadence of this modern day Alladins Cave. Anouska deserves every bit of recognition for pulling this Delightful (!!) store together in 2 months! not to mention the launch which we were given 3 weeks to sort out – nothing like working with great minds !!


  2. Cherri Gilham

    Lucky you. (in many respects, lol)