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…

40 North Entrance

Find Your Foodie Fix at 40 North

If you’re rushing from one Isle of Lewis tourist spot to the next – and there are plenty sites to see – you might just miss the road-side sign for 40 North Foods. Based in the small village of Bragar, this small independent take-away business operates out of an old loom shed, and boasts culinary…