Visiting my first National Trust property during Covid: Mottisfont

We are now proud card carrying members of the National Trust here in the UK. Only took me nearly two decades to get there. Truly, this is the best deal in the land. It cost me £120 for the two of us and this gives us unlimited access to over 500 locations around the UK, ranging from stately homes to…
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Life After Lockdown: Shopping Bicester Village

I wonder, when I talk to friends twenty years from now, will we ask the question, “where was the first place you visited when lockdown was lifted from Covid-19?” If we do, I’ve got my answer. Officially, it was Starbucks. Haha. I needed my American coffee fix in the middle of the English countryside. But, unofficially, my first big journey…
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London Food Review: Daffodil Mulligan

Last month I headed to Old Street to take in the tastes of a new Richard Corrigan establishment, Daffodil Mulligan. For those not familiar with the legend that is Mr. Corrigan, let me give you the appetiser sized bio. The Irish chef is a bit of a London legend, the man behind famous local establishments such as Corrigan’s Mayfair, Bentley’s…
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The Tiffany Blue Box Cafe arrives in London

We all know the magic of the little blue box. For years it’s been synonymous with the big moments in life. Graduations, engagements, marriage, push presents and more. There seems to be no occasion that a Tiffany blue box doesn’t make special. In 2020, that same monumental box has come to life, in a matter of speaking. The famous New…
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London’s Luxury Grocery: Panzer’s Deli

Every American I know is always banging on about how much they love the food hall at Harrod’s or Selfridges. It’s a destination, where foodies go for foodie things. Only it isn’t. Ok, don’t get me wrong, here. The department store food halls are sacred and offer a great deal of pomp and circumstance that food rightly deserves. But, ask…
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