Posts tagged "London"
Five Vacation Getaways for the Luxe Lover

Five Vacation Getaways for the Luxe Lover

Luxury means so many different things to different people. For some luxury is as simple as having something done by someone else that one might normally be required to do without any assistance at all. For others, luxury implies decadence on a grand scale. And still for others, luxury means “best in class” –immersive experiences...
LivingWells Icon | Egerton House Hotel

LivingWells Icon | Egerton House Hotel

That London’s Egerton House Hotel should be the first hotel named a LivingWells Icon will not at all come as a surprise to anyone who has had the distinct pleasure of a stay at this regal and historic property secreted away in the bosom of eternally fashionable Knightsbridge. Located just steps away from Harrods, Harvey...
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...
A World of Holiday Shopping

A World of Holiday Shopping

  I know that the holidays are supposed to be about family and friends, togetherness and all that jazz, but let’s face it—they really are also all about shopping and the sights and sounds of what is undeniably one of the most magical times of year (for most people anyway). As we head into the...
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...
The Best Martini in London

The Best Martini in London

Cheers from Merry Olde England, darlings! I’ve just landed in London (aka my home away from home) and I’ve already gotten into the swing of nightlife in my personal favorite city in the world, enjoying several martinis along the way, of course. Divine! Speaking of Martinis—those beautiful, clear, mind-numbing libations that bring such joy and...
London 2.0: Undiscovered Gay London

London 2.0: Undiscovered Gay London

London 2.0: Undiscovered Gay London  Duane Wells 7/8/2010 London may be a grand old dame of a destination, but don’t be fooled into thinking it has lost one ounce of its spunk or legendary cool with the passage of time. After years of being thought of as one of the world‘s leading gay-friendly destinations, London remains...
World Pride 2012 London Recap

World Pride 2012 London Recap

World Pride 2012 London Recap Duane Wells 7/12/2012 All photos by Jeffrey James Keyes It is no secret that World Pride 2012 was plagued by a series of widely reported calamities along the way, but in the final analysis, out of what might be called chaos arose a global celebration worthy of the title World Pride....
Pride Guide 2012

Pride Guide 2012

Pride Guide 2012  Stephan Horbelt & Duane Wells 5/10/2012  As summer quickly approaches, one thought on the minds of many LGBT individuals is the litany of Pride celebrations taking place locally and abroad. Why restrict yourself to the fun Pride festivals of SoCal? Put some stamps in your Pride passport by checking out these various celebrations...
Backstage with Daniela Brooker: The New Princess of ‘Power Pop’?

Backstage with Daniela Brooker: The New Princess of ‘Power Pop’?

Watching Daniela Brooker for the first time on stage at the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood recently, I was duly blown away. She has that thing. That tonal quality in her voice that forces you to stop and listen, not only because of its distinctiveness but because it conveys so much with its every inflection. On...
My Very Bridal Afternoon In London with Bridal Gown Couturier, Gwen Russell

My Very Bridal Afternoon In London with Bridal Gown Couturier, Gwen Russell

Travel and shopping go together like brunch and Bellinis, like great handbags and Jimmy Choo stilettos…. Like Lady and Gaga. If there’s one thing that should have become clear by now to anyone who reads this blog, it is my firm conviction that shopping is not merely an afterthought related to travel, it is a...