FFG Eats: Kettner’s Townhouse Afternoon Tea (and a sneaky peek at …

There’s a new jewel on the London hotel scene and it will absolutely charm the pants off of you. This is Kettner’s Townhouse in Soho, located just next door to the original Soho House and, incidentally, now owned by the same people. The Soho institution has had a revamp with the new owners and the interiors are, quite simply put,…
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One night in the new Mandarin Oriental Knightsbridge Suite

There is a grandeur found with the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park that has very little competition in London when it comes to luxury hotels. It sits in Knightsbridge like a member of the royal family, overlooking her kingdom, with a facade that is both greatly intimidating and equally intriguing. There is history here. The Mandarin Oriental Hype Park, however, knows…
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Style Update: Happy Valentine’s Day, beauties!

Ladies and gents, Happy Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day or just regular Wednesday! Sure, it’s a day for flowers, chocolates, elaborate displays of all the gushy love stuff, and I know firsthand that such displays can make this day one of the hardest to stomach for the singletons amongst us. However, I’m taking a pledge to make this day more than…
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Style Update: Stripes for a stroll in Knightsbridge

I’d like to start by saying I was not trying to pose as an ad for the great red, white and blue. It just came out that way. I love stripes, I love a pop of red and can never say no to the beautiful bling of gold. The end result is usually me looking like I’m the marketing director…
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How this American made London her home Part I: My first 48 hours

I wish I could tell you my moving to the UK was all sunshine and joy from day one. First of all, it wasn’t going to be sunny. I arrived at the beginning of December 2002. The day I stepped off the plane, the newspaper headline was “coldest day ever in London.” Right, so sunshine is out of the question.…
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