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COOL HOTELS | London | Number Sixteen

COOL HOTELS | London | Number Sixteen

I love this hotel.  I want to live in this hotel.  I won't go to London unless I can stay in this hotel. At 16 Sumner Place, in the South Kensington neighborhood of London, in a row of white houses that all look the same, is Hotel Number Sixteen.  There's…
FLEA MARKETS | London | Portobello Road

FLEA MARKETS | London | Portobello Road

For me, there is no better way to spend a London Saturday than Portobello Road market. Portobello Road is a Victorian street in the Notting Hill district of London. The market began as a fruit and vegetable market in the 19th century, and antique dealers started setting up stalls in…
FLEA MARKETS | London | Spitalfields

FLEA MARKETS | London | Spitalfields

On a London Saturday, the Portobello Road antique market stretches through Notting Hill. On Sunday, across town, is Old Spitalfields Market...a market of a very different color. Each day of the week, various vendors sell their wares here, but Sunday is when the covered market comes to life, with the…
London | Royal Wedding Adventure | Celebration

London | Royal Wedding Adventure | Celebration

The wedding of Will and Kate is over, but the occasion is still very much alive in London.  Everywhere I go, people are talking about it...where they watched it, how lovely the dress was, how sad it was that Diana wasn't there to see it, how poised the young couple…
London | Royal Wedding Adventure | The Big Day

London | Royal Wedding Adventure | The Big Day

The atmosphere in London is positively jubilant.  People from all over the world have gathered to watch, and be part of, the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.  Some have camped out for days, and, even so, the mood is simply one of great joy.  Unusually, I didn't have…
London | Royal Wedding Adventure | The Hats

London | Royal Wedding Adventure | The Hats

The most important accessory for a Royal Wedding is, of course, the hat.  People are even taking bets on what color the Queen's hat will be tomorrow.  John Boyd has been making hats for London society, including the Royals, for 65 years.  I looked in on the shop today to…