Understatement of the week award must surely go to David Jones, the new group chairman of ad agency DMB&B. The Diary was enjoying lunch with Jones at the trÃÂ¨s chic San Lorenzo restaurant in Knightsbridge, when who should sit down at the next table but Hollywood legend Lauren Bacall with a female friend. It was too much for the Diary. Choking on a sea bass bone, we couldn’t contain a strangled whisper: “Sorry to interrupt David, but look who’s over there”. Jones, who had been in mid-flow, didn’t bat an eyelid. Squinting shortsightedly, he checked himself for a split second: “Oh, what, those two old women?” DMB&B be warned – this man is not easily impressed.
PS Entrants to the IDM free tickets competition might have a better chance of winning if they fax entries to 0171-930 5241 and not to the number printed last week. Apologies to all concerned.