Tag Archives: London

Parting shots: London

Not many people would spend such a short time in London — only a day and a half for us. And most visitors would want to see all the places marked in bold print in their tour guides.  But since … Continue reading

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Stay the Night: London’s Grovesnor House, a JW Marriott Hotel

Settled squarely in the Mayfair section of London with a posh Park Lane address, Grosvenor House puts you in the center of uptown luxury.   But with a focus on gentility, service and personal attention, it’s much more than just … Continue reading

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Three things to do at Shakespeare’s Globe even when the play’s not the thing

Visiting the Shakespeare’s Globe after teaching the works of the bard to countless high schoolers — some in love with the form, others just tolerant — is a rite of passage, or at least it was for me.  But visiting in winter … Continue reading

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Party-ready men’s fashions: Selfridges in London

When you travel, you may hit those travel book high spots starred and written in boldface.  Why not?  They’re tourist stops for a reason.  We check ’em off our list like everyone else does.  But we also like walking neighborhoods, … Continue reading

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Shiny and black: Doors on London’s Park Street

When you travel, walking the neighborhood near your hotel is one way to get a feel for how people really live.  And, if doors are any indication of the people inside the homes in the Mayfair section of London, we … Continue reading

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Cruise the Thames with London’s Oyster Card

You never know just how valuable a concierge can be ’til he gives you information that 1) saves you money and 2) gets you where you want to be!  Thanks to Grosvenor House: JW Marriott for hiring a man who … Continue reading

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Unexpected glitz: London’s Bond Street

Sometimes we arrive at a hotel, put our things down, and head to the Concierge Lounge to get a bite to eat.  And that’s what happened on a chilly December afternoon when we arrived at London’s Grosvenor House: A JW … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Shimmer at Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott Hotel

Dear Readers, Here’s a Postcard from England: Christmas 2016 from Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott Hotel in London, a hotel that shimmered with gold and silver all through the house. From the elegantly shiny trees outside to glittery table arrangements … Continue reading

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Postcards from England: Christmas 2016 – Hamleys Toy Store

Dear Readers, It’s Saturday, and Hamleys in London is bustling with shoppers.  And to add to the excitement — demos and wowsers of all kinds.  From magic erasable boards to flying airplanes, boomerangs, and bubbles. When it all came down … Continue reading

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Postcards from England: Christmas 2016 — Windows at Selfridges

Dear Readers, Santa took center stage at Selfridges in London, but it was this glitter-mouthed mannequin that caught our eyes! If you’re old like we are, it brings back memories of Twiggy and all the buzz around London fashion in the … Continue reading

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