Paradise found at Pine Cliffs in Portugal

When I was little, the sailing instructor at a summer camp, that my grandmother owned and ran, was a Brit abroad. This young chap taught all of us how to navigate a sunfish, all the while entertaining us with stories of living in Europe. He did this with an accent that seemed wildly exotic, at least to a bunch of…
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The Luxury Heathrow Experience: shop, lounge and sip champagne like royalty

I’ve made it no secret, over the years, that Heathrow Airport, in London, is my second home. I actually think I see more time walking the floors of this airport than my own flat in the city. I can tell you the best places to grab coffee, the best terminals for shopping and which sections of certain lounges offer the…
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FFG Eats: United Chip, London, UK

Fish & Chips are a staple of British culture. They are the comfort food that will hug you just as tight at lunch as they will at the stroke of midnight, they’re equally delicious with a can of coke or a bottle of beer, and they are found on just about every high street in the United Kingdom. You will…
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Chatting my way into the Four Seasons Hampshire

Tired and weary Londoners, let me suggest a break that’s a mere miles away from London Town that will provide fresh air, fabulous food, gardens a plenty and even a horseback ride of two, should that tickle your fancy. This is the Four Seasons Hampshire and it’s easily accessible by car, train or helicopter. There’s no point waiting for good…
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FFG Eats: Chicama, London

I think I’ve passed Chicama, running up and down the King’s Road in London, at least three dozen times since it’s opened. It’s always been one of those restaurants that I’ve said “one day” to. I didn’t know what kind of cuisine they served. I didn’t even know what it looked like inside. I just knew that the exterior was…
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