La Rive

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In most European cities, one can find evidence of a strong relationship between the city, its trade links and infrastructure, its art, its people and the waterways that run through it. This is nowhere more apparent than Amsterdam, where the 400 year old canals and bridges of the city’s Canal District have been added to... Read more »

Taprobane, Sri Lanka

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Taprobane Island is without doubt one of the most eccentric and beautiful places I have ever visited. It is situated on the southern tip of Sri Lanka, about half an hour from the Dutch colonial centre of Galle. This strip of Sri Lanka is dotted with fishing villages, modern developments and the usual tourist traps... Read more »

The Lyons

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At the wonderful Menier Chocolate Factory, London the European premiere of Nicky Silver’s play ‘The Lyons’ is currently taking place.  After the success of ‘The Color Purple’ (which truly was divine) the theatre is now hosting a play with 6 actors which is a wonderfully delicious black comedy. The Lyons family gather around Ben Lyons... Read more »

Brompton Bar and Grill

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The Brompton Bar and Grill is a quaint restaurant that resides in the roads connecting the museums of South Kensington with the glamorous streets of Knightsbridge. Though it is firmly nestled amongst some of the world’s most fashionable streets – where trends are set on a seasonal basis, the Brompton Bar and Grill pays homage to classic... Read more »

Kerry Ellis & Edward Seckerson

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I could not think of a more perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon than sitting in The Charing Cross Theatre listening to Edward Seckerson speak to Wicked Musical star Kerry Ellis about everything from Broadway to what’s on her ipod (some very good choices from Adele to Musical Theatre)! The event is hosted by... Read more »

Interview with Chef Rick Bayless

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Most people know Rick Bayless from winning the title of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, beating out the French and Italian with his authentic Mexican cuisine. His highly rated Public Television Series, Mexico–One Plate at a Time, is in its ninth season and is broadcast coast to coast. In 2012, Rick was nominated for a Daytime... Read more »

Hey Sailor

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I love accessories that bring a smile to my face and this is exactly what Hey Sailor does for me! Hey Sailor is vintage-meets-Parisian romance and it’s not only sweet accessories to wear but also things to brighten your home, such as cute tea sets or beautiful wall art. The colours are everything from sweet pastels to fierce corals. You’ll... Read more »

Hotel 717, Amsterdam

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“Little by little, one travels far.” –  J.R.R. Tolkien When planning a holiday, it can be tempting to overlook European neighbours, like the Netherlands, in favour of far flung destinations with never-ending sun, sea and sand. However, like other European cities, Amsterdam has its benefits; you can fly there in less than an hour, the... Read more »