When I first started travelling alone with my kids I was terrified. With Hux a tiny nappy-wearing milk guzzling baby and Elfie having medical needs that necessitates the carrying of syringes through airports, it seemed the solo parent holiday milestone would be too complicated to hit.
New York: the city that never sleeps, so good they named it twice, if you make it here you can make it anywhere. Etc etc. It’s literally the most hectic place on the planet, but if I had to be anywhere I’d be there in a flash: here’s my definitive guide to the city.
My six-year-old son is obsessed with snow. I mean, obsessed. We have Google Home devices…
As I write it’s 4.30pm: it’s early January, the temperature is almost in the minuses…
Located inside the old BBC Television Centre, the old HQ for BBC TV between 1960 and 2013, this 45-room hotel is bursting with charm, good food and plentiful drinks.
On occasion I’m one of those people who gets smug about no longer living in London. I noticed it when I went for lunch with my Sister-in-Law recently; I started waxing lyrical about the low crime rates, big houses, affordable living costs and good schools out here. “And it’s only 30 minutes into Euston!!!” I exclaim. “Amazing!!!!”
Studio 54’s Ian Schrager opened PUBLIC on Chrystie Street in the Lower East Side last year. Sold as a disruptor to the Air BnB model, he wanted to open a space that would do away with the unnecessary bells and whistles of traditional hotels. Did it work for us?
Last week marked the – god, 11th? 12th? – trip I’ve taken to New York in the last ten years, and as I spent my six days in the city that never sleeps I realised just how much knowledge on navigating NYC I’ve accumulated.