FFG Eats: Maggie Jones’s, High Street Kensington

Just when you think you know all your neighbourhood haunts, someone turns around and says, “you must love Maggie Jones’s. We visit every time we are in West London. And you live so close.” It’s then that I have to smile and pretend that I know exactly what these foreigners are talking about and rush to make a reservation. Such…
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Introducing Laurence Coste

I’ve made no secret of my earring obsession over the past decade. You guys know I love a statement earring as much as I love a great dress. They are the two wardrobe items that make me go weak in the knees. Earrings last forever. They don’t change as your weight yo-yos, can be worn for any occasion, can be…
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FFG Travels: Coworth Park

Fashion Foie Gras was a guest for one night and two days at Coworth Park. “Escape to the country“, they said. “It’s just right outside of London and you’ll find yourself in a bubble of relaxation“, they claimed. “They” aren’t usually right, whoever “they” usually are. But, in this instance, the collective were absolutely on key. Two days at Coworth…
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FFG Travels: New Road Hotel, Whitechapel, East London

I’ve had a lot of requests lately for a greater variety in pricing for hotels that I share, specifically in London. As your wish is my command, here’s one that fits into the “bargain” category in The Big Smoke. The words “bargain” and “London” don’t often fit well together. In my experience, the end result is actually pretty scary. But,…
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Introducing Keanu… My first car in London, the good, the bad and …

Last year, after sixteen years of calling London “home,” I decided it was time to bite the bullet and get my drivers license in the UK. Now, keeping in mind I’d been driving in the USA since I was 15, this all seemed a bit ridiculous. Why wait so long? All my friends back at home thought I was crazy,…
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