Blondie's Kitchen Cookies London

Blondie’s Kitchen – The Milk & Cookies Pop Up Shop In London

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If you are a long time reader or follow me on social media, it’s no secret that I have a bit of a cookie obsession.  A visit to Blondie’s Kitchen Pop Up at Selfridge’s in London was going to be a treat on my continual quest to find a good cookie in London (it really […]

The Grazing Goat Roast Dinner Yorkshire Pudding

London Sunday Roast Dinner at The Grazing Goat in Marylebone

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So I took a silly quiz recently to see “How British Are You” based on the list of British foods you’ve eaten.  It was a fun quiz and not surprisingly I scored “you are a picky eater” which made me laugh because I won’t eat haggis for extra points. One tradition I could finally check […]

Chicken Shop Holborn Hoxton

Solo Dining London: Chicken Shop Holborn -Oh My and a Side of Pie

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When my former London colleagues would ask what I wanted for lunch, I’d always reply “I’m good with chicken” and they would give me a weird look.  While chicken is everywhere in the U.S., in London not so much.  There were Turkish, Indian, Thai, Italian and sandwich takeaway shops but chicken?  Well that was exotic […]

Taste of London at Tobacco Dock

The Taste of London – U.K. Food Highlights from Tobacco Dock

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It was an overcast November day with a chill in the air as winter approached Tobacco Dock.  The crowd gathered to eat, drink and be merry inside the warm, inviting event space as the holiday merriment had already overtaken the city of London on the buildup to Christmas.  With my press pass in hand, I […]

London Cupcake and Chocolate tour Oreo cookie brownie

My DIY London Cupcake and Chocolate Walking Tour

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It was my birthday and what better way to celebrate than to visit my favorite London cupcake and chocolate shops in Soho for a day of sugar treats?  My travel writer friend, Kristen, who I met at the NY Times Travel Show earlier this year, met me for lunch at Café Deco on Store Street […]

Harrods Ice Cream Parlour

A Tasty Treat at Harrod’s Ice Cream Parlour

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“I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream” unless, like me, you are lactose intolerant, then you just sit there sad with your once scoop of sorbet remembering a time when you could enjoy ice cream (yes, I’m still bitter by my diagnosis). Here I was at Harrod’s Ice Cream Parlour  at the iconic luxury […]

Placemat menu Polpo Covent Garden

Solo Dining London: Polpo Covent Garden, add to your favorites list

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When I tweeted that I was in London and needed restaurant recommendations during a travel chat, many great options were suggested. As I was staying at The Rosewood London in Holborn, one option suggested, Polpo Covent Garden,  a short walk away.  I did a quick read of the restaurant’s menu online and deciding that the […]

FriFotos: Souvenirs from Africa, London and New York City

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The FriFotos theme this week is “Souvenirs”.  When I first started traveling, I bought a souvenir for everyone in my life – friends, family and co-workers.  I had friends who collected shot glasses, magnets and postcards. Over the years as my packing got better and bag got smaller, the amount of souvenir space diminished and […]