Vintage Toronto – Kensington Market
Sep16

Vintage Toronto – Kensington Market

Kensington Market – Vintage Heaven Kensington Market has always been number 1 on my list to see in Toronto and it didn’t disappoint.    There’s a great vibe about the place,  a friendly atmosphere, more than a bit hippyish, full of free spirits and genuinely nice people, so I felt quite at home there! Kensington Market is a very distinctive multicultural neighbourhood in Downtown Toronto.  The Market is an old...

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Oh Dahling!  Afternoon Tea at The Dorchester…..
Jul17

Oh Dahling! Afternoon Tea at The Dorchester…..

Afternoon Tea at The Dorchester What could be more luxurious and decadent than Afternoon Tea in The Dorchester, the crème-de-la-crème of afternoon teas, in the heart of Mayfair? This was one of the best Afternoon Tea’s that I’ve had, and I’ve been to a few.  There’s a choice of The Traditional Afternoon Tea which is served in The Promenade on the ground floor, or the Vintage Afternoon Tea which is served on the...

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The Braderie De Lille, France
Jun13

The Braderie De Lille, France

The Braderie De Lille, Europe’s biggest Flea Market…… Just one and a half hours on the Eurostar from London or just one hour’s train ride from Paris, the town of Lille is host to the largest Flea Market in Europe on the first Saturday and Sunday of September.  The whole town is shut off from vehicles and given over to around 10,000 stallholders plying their wares and treasures on every street in the town, and...

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5 Best Vintage Shops in Brick Lane and Cheshire Street, Shoreditch
Jun10

5 Best Vintage Shops in Brick Lane and Cheshire Street, Shoreditch

If you’re looking for fabulous vintage, some of the best vintage shops to be found in London are all in the vicinity of Brick Lane and Cheshire Street in Shoreditch, and Sundays tend to be the best day when Brick Lane market is in full swing.  The shops are open all week but the atmosphere’s far better on a Sunday, plus you get all the independent vintage stalls out too which you won’t find during the week. Rokit One...

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The quirky Haga area of Gothenburg
May28

The quirky Haga area of Gothenburg

Haga, The Old Town, Gothenburg There’s one thing I noticed on arriving in Gothenburg, and that’s the amount of coffee shops lining the streets; the Swedes are big coffee drinkers and they’ve even got a name for it: Fika.  Fika means meeting friends for a social get together for cup of coffee and of course something sweet to go with it.  Some of the nicest Fika spots are found in my favourite place in Gothenburg, the...

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