design tripper olde bell inn breakfast

It’s easy to see why people make such a fuss about The Olde Bell Inn—all rush matting, pewter pitchers, colorful Welsh woolen blankets, local high-backed chairs handcrafted in nearby High Wycombe, and a flock of sheepskin throws tossed in every direction. Plus, it’s only 45 minutes from central London. With a makeover by Ilse Crawford (the […]


Waitrose, which is something like the Whole Foods of the UK, has a great program called Community Matters. Each month, each store picks three local charities to support. When you check out, you’re given a token, which you then place in the box of the cause you want to give to.


At Cookie, one of the most popular travel stories we did was Paris. We had assigned and shot London, but then the magazine folded. With London in the front of mind starting tomorrow, we figured it was a good time to dust off this story, and let it see the light of day. Do let […]


We bought these cans of Gordon’s Gin & Tonic when we were in England, and wish we could have brought back a case of them. They were totally perfect—great taste—nothing seemed compromised at all. Actually, hotels should have these in their mini-bars, don’t you think?!  

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