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No FOMO in Sizzling Brooklyn

Brooklyn may only be a bridge away, but for years it was a bridge too far, a no-go zone for Manhattan loyalist moi. But what would be the 4th largest city in America is now so cool that I decided the time had come to cross that bridge. One neighbourhood, Flatbush, has just been voted…

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Bamford Country

Read my latest instalment in Trufflepig about how Lady Bamford and the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire get their hands dirty in the Cotswolds. Title or no title, it’s hard not to enjoy it out here. Not only is the scenery pretty spectacular … But the zen Haybarn spa always leaves me feeling pretty ommmmmm. And…

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Don’t Forget Your Sunscreen

London is having a moment, a very sunny one. Take a walk in the park, lunch al fresco and spend as much time as possible enjoying this blip of California blue. London is chock-a-block with open air options. And for those craving the real deal beyond London, check out the fabulous informal gardens at Barnsley…

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Capering in the Cotswolds

Breathtakingly beautiful, bucolic and at times buzzy, the Cotswolds is the ideal weekend getaway from London. Read my article for Trufflepig, a spirited site devoted to digging up the best in travel. And for those who are doers, there’s lots to do here. “Please do touch” is the theme of  on form, the only sculpture exhibition…

Ham Yard Heaven

Prepare to be dazzled by Firmdale’s latest, largest and boldest hotel, Ham Yard. From the huge bronze Tony Cragg sculpture  in the leafy courtyard to a Texan, solid maple, 1950’s style bowling alley downstairs to the pewter piano that’s now an ice bucket on the rooftop garden, this is not your standard hotel. Ideal venue…