Tag Archive: UK

Why Leith is Edinburgh’s Coolest Neighbourhood

At Condé Nast Traveler, I wrote about one of my favourite areas in Edinburgh: Leith. Leith never used to be so cool; in fact it was a pretty bad neighbourhood when I lived… Continue reading

The Real Iron Ladies

I am unlikely to go to see “The Iron Lady”. I grew up under Thatcher; young, but still. I don’t think I could watch an admiring portrait without a gnawing resentment. I’m Scottish… Continue reading

In Pictures: Isle of Skye

For the second year in a row I spent a few days of my annual trip home to Scotland on the Isle of Skye. Skye is off the west coast; vast, peaceful and… Continue reading

“Free Today With Your Super Soaraway Sun!”

Here’s something you don’t see so much in America–freebies with your newspapers and magazines. Within an hour of landing in Britain, I’d got myself a new shopping bag, Benefit mascara, and make-up case–all… Continue reading