The Ludwell Post Office Store in the English countryside is something I wish someone would copy and roll out in small (and big) towns across this country. It’s a small store, which has everything you need. Vegetables from the local farms sit next to a bin of wrapping paper, lovely Wiltshire local cheeses across from […]

waitrose parking

We’ve waxed on before about our love for the English grocery chain Waitrose…but on a recent trip, I noticed their priority parking for parents with kids, and fell even more in love with them. The best parking spots, devoted to families. I think Ikea does this too. Any other big companies you know of that […]


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.


In their ethnic food section, they sell Mexican Coke! Mexican Coke is made with sugarcane, not high fructose corn syrup, and it’s always in a heavy recycled glass bottle. Plus, we think it’s so much better tasting. And I guess we’re not alone–there’s even a site called Where To Find Mexican Coke.

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