Examining New York’s Best Hotel: The Lowell

As you walk through the atmospheric streets of the Upper East Side of Manhattan, you could easily miss New York City’s number one hotel. It’s entrance isn’t grand or demanding attention from all corners. Quite the opposite, actually. The Lowell is tucked amongst some of the wealthiest homes in the city, just off Central Park, with an entrance that could…
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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: 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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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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FFG Travels: University Arms, Cambridge, UK

I’ll be upfront here from the start. This may be the first time I’m featuring University Arms in Cambridge on FFG, but it most certainly won’t be the last. I have fallen, hard. Full disclosure – I’ve always been in love with Cambridge. Just a short trip out of London (50 minutes by fast train), this university town has always…
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