FFG Travels: Foxhill Manor

I have been staying in and reviewing hotels around the world now for ten years. That, by no means, makes me an expert. But, I like to think that means I have a pretty good foundation laid for what’s what in the world of luxury retreats. So, this next sentence should not be taken lightly. Never in my life have…
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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 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: Thyme in the Cotswolds

Living in London can cause what I call “concrete jungle madness.” One becomes overwhelmed by the walls built up around them. The polluted air filling our lungs and the mad rush of day to day activities becomes cumbersome. An escape is required. Therein lies the reason that the masses retreat to the country as often as physically possible. And over…
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A world away at Dormy House in the Cotswolds

Earlier this month I made the journey to the Cotswolds to experience the beauty of Dormy House Hotel & Spa. The 17th century farmhouse has recently undergone a £10 million renovation and we were there to check out the new digs. Now, it’s February in the UK which means the weather outside is less than ideal. The journey up was…
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