Breathe

On Disconnecting: An Unintentional Digital Detox

Laptop.  iPad.  Samsung Galaxy.  Nokia Lumia.  Twitter.  Facebook.  Instagram.  Email.  As a journalist by day and travel blogger by night, I’m nearly always connected to a device, or the internet (or both). So what happens when you remove all of the above? Complete relaxation, that’s what. While my phone is already off-limits at family dinners…

Columbia Rd Window Box

A Sunday Stroll in London’s East End

“Cop a feel, luv.” He was talking about flowers, of course, and the woman next to me at the stall seemed very taken with the dried purple blooms that never need watering.  At Columbia Road Flower Market that Sunday morning, the ‘pitch patter’ rang out loud and clear in thick Cockney tones, floating over the…

Hoxton Holborn Lobby

The Hoxton Holborn: More Than A Mere Hotel

There’s no other way to say it: The Hoxton Holborn is cool.  It oozes cool, in a quirky, charismatic way.  Which other hotel could brandish interior accessories that look as if they were squirreled from your granny’s attic, and make them seem like the most stylish, must-have items out there? Style is the first thing…