The unique Italian holiday experience at Castelfalfi

*FFG stayed as a guest for two nights at Castelfalfi. When I was 17, I read Frances Mayes’ Under The Tuscan Sun for the first time. As I closed the book on the last page I knew I would revisit this beautiful story time and again over the course of my life. Flash forward two decades and I can probably…
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Shopping Southern California: The ultimate fashion outlets and a lofty challenge

FFG was a guest of Simon Shopping Destinations on this trip. “Hold on, you’re basically taking your dream holiday….and this is work?” That’s what my mom said, in response to my telling her I had to jet off to California for a week to “work,” last month. And she wasn’t wrong. If given the choice of having a holiday where…
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A calmer way to do Los Angeles at The Langham, Pasadena

As I write, I’m sitting on the grand terrace at The Langham, Pasadena. The sun rose minutes ago and the air is only just starting to change from a dewy morning crispness to a drier and warmer start to the day. I’m sitting alone. It appears not another soul has moved from their bed. I have a coffee to the…
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Checking into the TWA Hotel, JFK, New York City

Fancy stepping straight back into the 1960s? Well, next time you are in JFK airport, in New York City, the chance to step back into that decade is only an elevator ride away from your terminal. With over 500 rooms, a pool overlooking the airport runway and an airplane bar, the TWA hotel experience is like nothing you have ever…
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Review: Four Seasons Downtown New York

When most people I know visit New York City, they stay on the Upper East Side or they opt for total tourist town near Times Square. I have to admit I am usually up near the Park. I am a creature of habit. But, I broke that habit with my last trip to NYC and explored an area that is…
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