Category Archives: America

November 21

ESCAPE LONDON-VISIT AMERICA : The Fairmont Grand by Name and Grand by Nature, Del Mar, California

Grand by nature and grand by name! With the opulence of an historic European manor, the Fairmont Grand Del Mar hotel in San Diego, California, was an utmost pleasure to review. From the moment you walk through the front door,  to the time strolling through the beautiful 17th century English Levens Hall-style garden topiary and rose gardens (rather […]

December 20

ESCAPE LONDON, VISIT AMERICA – Superb dining at The Tavern on The Green, New York

Situated on the Upper West Side in the heart of Central Park, this again is a must for tourists, who are not travelling on a student allowance. At an average of $17 a starter and $28 for the main course, it wouldn’t suit everyone’s budget. However, as the saying goes ”You get what you pay for” and […]

December 20

ESCAPE LONDON, VISIT AMERICA – have a luxurious brunch at the Waldorf Astoria, New York

It’s a cliche but true, there’s no place quite like New York at Christmas time.  New Yorkers love their Sunday brunch and the Astoria has been boasting one of the best for several decades now. The beautiful, historic building situated on Midtown Park Avenue is impressive from both outside and in. There is a certain […]

December 20

ESCAPE LONDON, VISIT AMERICA – Spoil yourself in the heart of New York at the Kitano Hotel

The boutique hotel Kitano in New York is situated a stones throw from the Empire State Building and in central Manhattan. Before you even step inside the stunning hotel, you are greeted by the porter at the door and this is just where the excellent service begins. The receptionists are very friendly and are sure […]

December 15

ESCAPE LONDON, VISIT AMERICA – The Gadarene Swine in Los Angeles is simply the best!

The Gadarene Swine is a lovely little restaurant in Studio City, Los Angeles. As you walk off Ventura Boulevard you are greeted but a pretty patio, with little trees, fairy lights and a welcome arch. As soon as you step inside you can’t help but feel welcome and at home, yet walking inside is just […]