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Tatler UK

February 2021

Tatler is mischievous, glamorous, intelligent and fun, providing an insider’s view of what is really happening in British society with a compelling mix of fashion, the arts, politics, people, parties and glamour.

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English
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Conde Nast Publications Ltd
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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
tatler contributors

Charlotte Edwardes The Times journalist Charlotte Edwardes started her decades-long career in investigative reporting, covering the Iraq War for The Telegraph. ‘There’s been plenty of entertainment, including arguing with Kevin Spacey when he called The Telegraph diary desk in 1998 to complain about a story we’d written,’ she says. In this issue, Charlotte delves into the life of Conservative Party co-chairman (and the Duchess of Cornwall’s nephew) Ben Elliot. ‘Usually I interview, so it made a nice change to do a deep-dive profile,’ says Charlotte. Her first impressions of Ben (‘bumptious, but funny’) still stand, but she did uncover something new: ‘I was surprised to learn he is an Ordnance Survey nerd.’ Leaf Arbuthnot Shortly after publishing her debut novel, Looking for Eliza, last year, Leaf Arbuthnot joined Tatler as acting features director,…

4 min.
among friends

6 min.
diary of a gen-z prohibition partygoer

2020 BEGAN WITH SUCH optimism: the new Roaring Twenties were in full swing, and today’s Bright Young Things were ready to party the decade away. And then other, less welcome echoes of the 1920s returned. Moonshine was out, masks were in. Thanks to the pandemic and ensuing lockdowns, a new era of prohibition descended – friends in Scotland, in a wholly unwelcome return to Puritanism, couldn’t even order alcohol in pubs after 6pm. And so we adapted. Who would ever have thought we’d see a time when parties were forced – sometimes literally – underground? A time of virus-secure ketamine, strict social-media blackouts and Covid-test-dictated guest lists? Members of my generation have spent the past year feeling restless, tired of draconian restrictions against a disease that, statistically, poses a low risk…

8 min.
very english scandals

PSST! A WORD IN YOUR EAR: Gossip Girl is back, but with corsets. It’s like Tatler on telly, circa 1812. What am I talking about? The new Netf lix period drama Bridgerton, which transported us to Regency London when it premiered over Christmas. There are headpieces and carriages galore, and Lady Danbury’s godson is a priapic duke. But most intriguing of all is the Gossip Girl sub-plot, in which the trials and tribulations of our lavishly costumed heroes are revealed via an enigmatic narrator, Lady Whistledown, who wreaks havoc and delight with her regularly published scandal sheet. Readers of Tatler will be quite accustomed to the thrill of printed gossip. Indeed, it has been serving up the plumpest titbits since 1709, more than 100 years before the fictional Lady Whistledown put…

3 min.
scene with sabine

IF I COULD THROW THE PARTY OF my dreams for one evening, I’d have it at Maxim’s, the celebrated restaurant in Paris’s 8th arrondissement. It is an historic landmark in the heart of the city that has become a symbolic place for the art-nouveau movement – and for French gastronomy. Since the restaurant first opened in 1893, it has become one of the most important meeting points in the French capital, attracting the most iconic stars: Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Maria Callas and Brigitte Bardot all dined here. Its incredible decor oozes feminine charm – the lines are curvy and the shapes voluptuously rounded – and the decorations are inspired by fauna and flora. You sit surrounded by multicoloured stained glass and all sorts of creatures, from butterflies to birds and…

7 min.
from bad to verse

YOU MAY ALREADY HAVE heard of 28-year-old poet Arch Hades. If you haven’t, however, you’ll find her best work not on bookshelves but on her Instagram feed, where she publishes poems almost daily for her followers – a whopping one million of them. Hades is part of a new, modern school of literature: the Instapoets. Writers such as Hades, Rupi Kaur and Lang Leav have shot to fame with their shareable, likeable snippets of verse, self-published on social media. And these are no penniless artists – soaring follower counts have led to book deals, with the Instapoets topping best-seller lists. Still, the Instapoet title does annoy Hades. Thankfully, she says, ‘it fell away quite quickly – now, people just call me a poet’. She waves a hand dismissively. ‘But anyway,’ she…