FFG Travels: Returning to Dormy House

I’ve been obsessed with the Cotswolds since I first moved to England. To me, it was initially the equivalent of escaping to Maine or New Hampshire from New York City. It’s a collection of small beautiful towns and villages that truly look as if they belong in the time of Jane Austen. And just in case you may think that’s…
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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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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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This is the best lobster roll in London

I feel I need to start this review with a rather crucial declaration of expertise. My lobster palette is next level. Think seafood connoisseur. It’s not because I’ve been ordering lobster in restaurants my entire life. Quite the contrary actually. I’ve been eating lobster every summer since I first had teeth on the back porch of my family’s beach house…
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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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