Category Archives: Travel

‘Twas the afternoon before the night before Christmas…

Although I’ve only been away for about eight weeks this time, I’d forgotten how ridiculously beautiful the UK can be – even in the middle of winter when it’s overcast, wet and grey. I understand that my snapshot is not … Continue reading

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For Cupcake Addicts and Television Geeks

As a relative stranger in Los Angeles, I find it odd that my life is so frequently punctuated by the familiar. As a result of the film and television industries, many of the usually banal markers of everyday life are … Continue reading

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The Berlin Wall, Chicken Curry, and a Clockwork Orange

It must be impossible to spend much time in Los Angeles without developing a sense of intrigue about the food truck phenomenon that now boasts a fleet of over 200 mobile eateries. There is clearly something very appealing about these … Continue reading

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The Rinconada Dairy: Hand-crafted cheeses and a passion for quality food

I’ve always found that arriving at a new destination after nightfall is a particularly special experience. The dark shadows of unfamiliar spaces are inviting and mysterious, full of potential and begging to be explored. This is exactly how I felt … Continue reading

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From Ranch to Range: Eating well in Santa Margarita

San Luis Obispo is a small but vibrant city almost 200 miles north of Los Angeles. At the centre of ranch country, its reputation is linked to the surrounding area where numerous small-holdings, family farms, homesteads and dairies work to … Continue reading

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Weekend Brunch: The Tack Room Tavern at the Empire Polo Club

My quest to discover the Californian autumn was temporarily – albeit very agreeably – disrupted at the weekend as I travelled to visit friends in Bermuda Dunes, one of a number of communities in the Coachella Valley desert region. Located … Continue reading

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