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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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Take Me Back

I have never been good at keeping secrets, but some things are just too good not to share. While sharing plates in restaurants has never (with a capital N) been my thing, sharing divine destinations is another story.  Cap Ferret is another story. Cap Ferret, and no, I don’t mean Ferrat, is a sublime sandy…

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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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Cote d’Azur a la Isy

I just spent a glorious few days in Cap Ferrat with my friend Isy who knows all the best places to buy everything from black olives to  old-fashioned, pretty cotton nightgowns to vintage Gucci luggage. Even in a nondescript tourist shop chock-a-block with porcelain snails and dolphin key chains, she’ll find the one great-looking, slightly…

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Slow Down and Smell the Truffles

A week ago I knew very little about Umbria apart from that it’s  in Italy somewhere below Tuscany and has six letters. Of its capital city Perugia, I knew a bit more, namely Baci chocolates, Foxy Knoxy and seven letters. Having just spent a week with friends near the charming and pristine village of Montone,…