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Just as I was beginning to look into planning an adventure for a semi big birthday next year I received an invitation to a wine tasting event hosted by Voyages-SNCF (previously Rail Europe).  Located in Piccadilly, Voyages-SNCF is the rail expert in European train travel.  For the event they brought in wine experts, Taste of the Grape, […]

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Samuel Johnson has said, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.”  This is more or less how I feel about Italy. My 30th birthday was spent on a hike through Cinque Terre, with splendid views of the Italian Riviera, to work up the nerve to tell my friends and family I’ll be moving […]

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We ventured to Whitstable, the English seaside town in Kent, on Sunday to partake in the annual week-long Whitstable Oyster Festival.  I visited Whitstable a few years back and loved spending a quiet afternoon by the sea with the Brit.  This time around we were joined by three friends to experience the delicacies and charms of Whitstable.

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If there is a particular group of food that defines summer for me it’s seafood.  Growing up in New England,  a meaty lobster roll with a buttery corn on the cob was never too far from reach.  Nor were east coast oysters, fried clams or crab cakes.  Weekend gatherings for clambakes and BBQs after a few hours […]

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It was 10:30 am on a Saturday morning.  There was a thickening crowd of people in Borough Market as I made my way to Rabot 1745, a restaurant with a cacao-centric menu, for 10:45 am reservations.  The food stalls were open and alive with energy while some of the restaurants were slowly awakening.  Elliot’s Cafe, one of my favorite […]

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