Posts tagged "Great Britain"
Brighton: 48 Hours by the Sea

Brighton: 48 Hours by the Sea

Just under an hour from London by train, the seaside enclaves of Brighton and Hove are a world apart from bustling London. The pace is slower, the scale of things more manageable, the locals friendly and, perhaps most importantly, a more provincial side of life in Great Britain comes into view. It’s the sort of...
LivingWells Recommends | Williams Handmade Luggage

LivingWells Recommends | Williams Handmade Luggage

Chic is in the details and if there’s one thing that Williams Handmade Luggage, some of the most luxurious luggage on the planet, gets absolutely right, it’s the details.  Moreover, unique handcrafted pieces from Williams Handmade Luggage revisit a time when travel and style were not exclusive but were instead wholly intertwined. Translated to meet...
London: By Royal Appointment

London: By Royal Appointment

Who says you need a tiara to live like a royal? Sure…royalty may be to London, as Wall Street is to New York or as Hollywood is to Los Angeles but it does not necessarily follow that one needs either a crown or a royal bloodline in order to live like a queen in England’s...
More | London: By Royal Appointment

More | London: By Royal Appointment

Once safely (and royally) ensconced in my accommodations at The Goring, I set off to explore a few more of the more interesting names on my roster of Royal Warrant Holders, that grand coalition of people and companies whose products and services buttress the royal patina “By Appointment”.   At the top of my list was...
London Chronicles: The Criterion Restaurant

London Chronicles: The Criterion Restaurant

Standing proudly in the thriving heart of lively Piccadilly Circus since 1874, The Criterion Restaurant in London hasn’t simply stood the test of time, it has aced it.   In an age where so many restaurants are hot today and forgotten tomorrow, The Criterion Restaurant has earned the designation ‘timeless’ not only because it has survived...
Drenched in History: Taking the Waters in Bath

Drenched in History: Taking the Waters in Bath

If you’re a fan of Jane Austen or 19th century English literature in general, then you are probably already familiar with the phrase “taking the waters.” However, to the uninitiated, the meaning of the phrase may seem somewhat dubious, so allow me to illuminate. Essentially, “taking the waters” refers to drinking or bathing in the famed,...
Best of Manchester 2012

Best of Manchester 2012

From the boisterous nightlife scene of Canal Street to the tranquility of the historic Neo-Classical mansion Tatton Park in Manchester’s lush countryside, here’s a best of look back at my 2012 visit in pictures:
The Audacity of East London

The Audacity of East London

I have been trekking to London ever since I was a wide-eyed 18-year-old college student who had seen little of the world beyond America’s borders during what might have been called my “formative years.” In fact, though London was the second European capital city I visited on my very first overseas tour, it was the...
Afternoon Tea at Sudeley Castle

Afternoon Tea at Sudeley Castle

Photos by Daniel Banko There are those exceptionally memorable times in life when all just seems to gel perfectly. You know the ones—those rare occasions when you find yourself wiggling uncontrollably with anticipation like a puppy laying eyes on a furry ball for the very first time. Well, one such moment occurred for me just...
A Very Mancunian Life

A Very Mancunian Life

First off, for the uninitiated, a couple of definitions: Mancunian: A person from Manchester. Mancunian Life: Fierce, fun, vibrant, independent, sometimes raucous, always original, forever unbuttoned and decidedly passionate about music. Now, with that settled, if you follow this blog, you already know that I just returned from my second thrill ride of a visit to Manchester...