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Friday Finds: November’s Metropolitan Markets

November 8, 2013

As Christmas nears annually, bazaars of Christmas gifts start setting up shop. The time of year for that, of course, is a ways before That Time of Year (which is, in turn, a ways before Christmas proper), but it seems the mere passing of Halloween this year has got New… (more)
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6 Not-to-Miss Markets Around the World

April 15, 2013

Whether the stock market is up or down, shopping at a local marketplace in the big city is always a good investment (not to mention loads of fun). This is especially true in metropolises like London, Los Angeles, and New York City, where local markets are a break from high-end retail and the… (more)
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Do London Like a Local: Kensington & Chelsea

March 3, 2013

LONDON, UK – When you fancy a break from the London tourist circuit and want to live like the (chicest) locals do, consider packing your finest luggage and making a beeline for the quintessentially posh residential neighborhoods of Kensington and Chelsea. The two districts definitely have distinct characters: Chelsea’s boho… (more)
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A Stylish Guide to London’s Knightsbridge

February 6, 2013

LONDON, UK — Whether you’re sightseeing or striking a deal in London, consider taking a break from all the action and making like many of the world’s wealthiest by treating yourself to a pampering escape in the ever-so upscale enclaves of exclusive Knightsbridge. It’s no secret that many of Knightsbridge’s… (more)
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A Stylish Guide to London’s Marylebone

November 10, 2012

LONDON, UK – This year has been a big one for London, full of world-class events from The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebration in June to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games underway this July and August. But as the tourist crowd’s eyes have been trained on the lavish spectacles of pageantry… (more)
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A Stylish Guide to London’s West End

October 22, 2012

LONDON, UK – The West End is an umbrella term for a hodgepodge of high-energy, tourist-friendly enclaves. From the footlights of the Theatre District to the flashbulbs of media center Bloomsbury, and the blinking neon of Soho’s pulsing nightspots to the soft glow of Chinatown’s dumpling houses, the West… (more)
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A Stylish Guide to London’s Notting Hill

September 5, 2012

LONDON, UK – We’re guessing you’ve seen Notting Hill the movie, but in case you haven’t, here’s the scoop: endearingly quirky Brit (Hugh Grant) unassumingly manages to snag the heart of a beautiful movie star tourist (Julia Roberts) through unwitting charm. The film is a fitting parable for visitors to… (more)
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A chip off a haute block at Fenwick of New Bond Street in London

July 2, 2012

LONDON, UK – Sometimes too much of a good thing is not such a good thing, as the tots in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory learned the hard way. New Bond Street in London’s Mayfair is sort of an analogue to this fictional fantasy of candy consumption, a wonderland of mega-brand… (more)
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Couture goes guerilla at the Dover Street Market in London

April 30, 2012

LONDON, UK – Ultra hot label Commes des Garçons’ designer Rei Kawakubo has long had a penchant for “guerilla” fashion.  From Los Angeles to Warsaw, she’s opened up barebones “pop up” shops that stay open for only a year or so.  These blink-and-you’ll-miss-’em suppliers have kept the focus on the… (more)
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Therapy for your gray matter at Grays Antique Market

April 25, 2012

LONDON, UK – The medical world, it seems, is poised to tread upon the territory of shopping as fertile soil for newly coined disorders.  “Oniomania” is the term doctors use to label the compulsive need to shop, and the American Psychiatric Association is debating whether or not it should be… (more)
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