An afternoon at Lympstone Manor: Gin, Michelin Star Cuisine & Interior Goals

When one is invited to dine with Michael Caines MBE, Michelin starred chef and national treasure, it is impossible to say no. So, when the call came in from Salcombe Gin, inviting me for a very special lunch by the seaside with the aforementioned culinary genius, I would never have dreamt of saying no. The combination of food, booze and English…
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FFG Travels: Thyme, The Cotswolds

It was two and a half years ago that I visited Thyme, in the Cotswolds, for the very first time. It was a newly opened country property that was offering Londoners the perfect weekend escape and visitors to the UK the perfect first look at our idyllic countryside. It had also been the site of Kate Moss’s famous wedding to…
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FFG Travels: Kiawah Island Resort, South Carolina

When new acquaintances ask me to describe my home in “The South,” I know they are always expecting me to compare my lifestyle to something out of Gone With The Wind, Fried Green Tomatoes or Dawson’s Creek. There is an incredible romance that has built up around this part of the world, because of the way it has been portrayed in popular…
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Dog Friendly Travel: Palmetto Bluff Puppy Pampering complete with Southern Charm

While home in the great Southern States for the summer, I had the most handsome gentlemen by my side from dawn until dusk. With dusty blonde hair, wide shoulders and smiles for days, everyone in their path swooned as we passed through the doors of Palmetto Bluff on my first weekend back in the USA. No doubt about it –…
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London Shopping: The Shop at Bluebird Covent Garden

The latest and greatest here isn’t so latest anymore. The Shop at Bluebird Covent Garden opened this summer and, in all honesty, I’m ashamed I’m only just now getting around to shouting loud and proud about it. Bluebird was always one of my favourite shops on the Kings Road. Their edit was impeccable and their layout left every shopper feeling as if…
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