Travel

College Trip Tips for the People Who Aren’t Going to College – the Parents

Third child, third college trip, too many information sessions and campus tours to count. I’ll take the pain of childbirth (ok, there was an epidural on constant drip) over the tedium of information sessions and campus tours any day. Yale, Brown, Columbia, Princeton, Penn and Georgetown. Must they all say essentially the same thing? Couldn’t…

Rail: Work-Wear that Works Off Duty

I keep going back to pop-up shop Rail on Clifford Street. And it’s not just for the music and beer. Founded by Hugo Ross, Gigi Ettedgui and Ariadne Irving,  three highly creative, quietly determined, good-humoured and totally adorable Edinburgh students, Rail is a  pop-up worth popping into. It closes end of day Tuesday, July 1st…

Bloomin’ Bloomsbury

Bloomsbury is blossoming, and not just on a sunny day – although that doesn’t hurt. Start with the just renovated Curzon Bloomsbury – once the much-revered art-house icon Renoir that had fallen on hard times. Not anymore. The new Curzon Bloomsbury is perfect date-night material. With its gold bar, sleek lounges, minimalist look, “The Canyon”…

How I Love a Good Pop-Up

One of my all time favourite design blogs, Remodelista, is holding a one day fair tomorrow (Saturday, November 15) at a terrific recently-opened interiors shop in north Mayfair called  The New Craftsmen. I’ve been following SF-site Remodelista on Instagram for ages, ever since my always-in-the-know sister Alexandra told me about it. Don’t miss this one-day…