Cotswolds: Woodstock & Blenheim Palace

While I was still in Edinburgh, I met a friend of a friend who grew up in nearby Chipping Norton. Having a local in my grasp, I of course grilled him for recommendations. He told me about a pub I could walk to, a pathway that was great if I could find a dog to borrow, and a gorgeous poppy…
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Cotswolds: The Wild Rabbit, Kingham

In the UK, everyone has their ‘local’. It’s the neighbourhood pub they’ll retire to after a long day for a pint, or to gather on Sunday with friends and family for a roast. The Wild Rabbit is mine. The Wild Rabbit might just be the most beautiful pub you’ve stepped foot in. Owned and designed by the same Lady Bamford of…
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Cotswolds: Luxury Retreat at Daylesford Farmhouse

I love London, I swear. It’s got an incredible energy, with endless opportunities beckoning to you around every corner. But the older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve appreciated being able to escape it all. Luckily, my best friend has a cottage in the most beautiful corner of the world: the Cotswolds. And not just that, she’s got a place in Kingham,…
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Italy: Ciao Checca, Rome

Sometimes it feels like fast food has taken over. I was shocked to see signs next to the Trevi Fountain pointing me to the nearest McDonalds. And back home in Detroit, the queues for the drive through Starbucks are twice as long as the ones inside. The Slow Food Movement was born in resistance to that, but often times I…
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Québec: Little Italy, Montréal

Little Italy is one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods in Montréal, bursting with unique little businesses and beautiful storefronts. At the heart of it all is Marché Jean-Talon, which has become my go-to as soon as I arrive in Montréal to pick up groceries and a few treats to bring home. Fresh produce lines the main corridor, but along the fringes you’ll…
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