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  • Hotels
Posh digs at the Pelham Hotel

October 2, 2011

LONDON, UK–When I’m visiting London by myself, the Pelham is one of my lodgings of choice for two reasons. One, the oh-so-cozy rooms are just a little *too* cozy for two, but cozy (in the good sense!) for one. And two, even after just one night, the whole staff knows… (more)
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  • Shopping
An ocean of whimsical curiosities at Octopus

August 15, 2011

LONDON, UK – Covent Garden is a true mecca for shopaholics and tourist types. The two-level market plays host to a plethora of eateries, street entertainers, and outlets that includes cutesy cupcake shops, tea palaces, and accessory-style boutiques. If nothing else, living in London for four months taught me that… (more)
Buckingham Palace
  • Sights & Activities
Reliving the Royal Wedding at the Buckingham Palace

July 27, 2011

LONDON, UK – Just three months after the whole world watched Kate Middleton say her vows in a stunning Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wedding gown, said dress was snapped up by Buckingham Palace and put on display in the Royal ballroom for all to see—in person. Genius idea—the annual… (more)
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  • Shopping
Fab fabrics and other colorful curiosities at Liberty and Co.

July 17, 2011

LONDON, UK – Liberty and Co. is one of those London institutions that’s woven into the fabric of society — literally.  The iconic emporium known for its extravagant and eccentric fashions and furnishings has been around since 1875.  Its wide range of clientele, from genteel ladies to edgy fashionistas and… (more)
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  • Shopping
Selfridges, London’s rock star department store, ages well

July 10, 2011

LONDON, UK – When rock stars grow old, things can go one of two ways.  Some of those sex icons who agitated youth culture in their younger years mature into seasoned, sophisticated performers in later decades (case in point: Sting).  Others, unfortunately, go the way of Keith Richards, still parading… (more)
The Windso Castle
  • Nightlife
Warming Up at The Windsor Castle

June 30, 2011

LONDON, UK- It was a chilly November day in London when a friend and I decided to explore the town. We had a full schedule planned- tea at Harrods, shopping at Topshop, a play in the West End. Of course, there’s nothing I love more than taking in the sights… (more)
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  • Shopping
More posh than Portobello in Notting Hill

June 23, 2011

LONDON, UK – With all those years of royal rule and aristocratic consciousness, it’s perhaps not surprising that the British know how to tell really good tales of love that cross class lines. The newly wed Duchess of Cambridge aside, the entire Jane Austen cannon is obsessed with such goings… (more)
Spitalfields Market
  • Shopping
Cutting out the middleman at Spitalfields Market

June 9, 2011

LONDON, UK – One of the things I love about farmers markets is that you get to buy direct from the source. You can ask a farmer about his growing practices, which vegetable is at its peak, and what are the favored preparations for the produce he’s hawking right on… (more)
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  • Restaurants
Happy as a clam at chic J Sheekey

May 16, 2011

LONDON, UK – One of the great things about London is its abundance of pleasures both high and low.  If you’re craving seafood and a show, you could be perfectly satisfied by a bite at a chippie and the £1.50 first matinee at the cinema.  But if you’re aiming for… (more)
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  • Restaurants
Building a better mousetrap (or two) for the pub set at The Thomas Cubitt

May 8, 2011

LONDON, UK — “If you build it, they will come” seems to be the guiding spirit at The Thomas Cubitt.  First off, the popular gastropub is named for London’s legendary 19th century master builder (the East front of Buckingham Palace is one of his credits).  And second, the pub has… (more)
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