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Happy New Year! A look back at 2014…

Happy New Year! A look back at 2014…

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With 2014 almost over, we look back at some of the great times we had over the past year. We chatted with some interesting people, got a history lesson, learned about local places to swim, sampled some delicious food and so much more! We look forward to bringing you more great content in the new year, but for now, enjoy our roundup of some of our and your favourite postings.

May the new year bring you and yours much fun, health and happiness! Thank you to all of our readers for your continued support and to the local businesses who have sponsored us throughout the year. Happy 2015!

A look back…

Courtney and Marlow

 

A CHAT WITH COURTNEY ADAMO…

American expat Courtney Adamo originally came to London with her husband for what she thought was to be a brief stint. Ten years on and four children later, she’s still in London and now calls the leafy area of Highgate home…READ MORE >>

 

 

Richmond Pool

 

WHERE TO SWIM IN LONDON

Not only do we have a great selection of local pools to choose from, but living in the city need not mean going without taking a dip in outdoor waters…READ MORE >>

 

 

 

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF: ASKEW ROAD

London names like “Shepherd’s Bush” hark back to a bygone era, so how long ago did that moniker actually make sense? Looking round at the bustle of Askew Road today, one can hardly imagine the bucolic scene of nearly 270 years ago…READ MORE >>

 

 

Shaw Shots

 

TOP PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER 2014: Shaw Shots by Olivia Shaw

Choosing that special person to photograph your family can be a tough decision. For the past several weeks, we’ve have been featuring portrait photographers in our annual showcase…READ MORE >>

 

 

Lorraine Habanera

 

EAT: HABANERA, SHEPHERDS BUSH

The week before last, I had the best margarita I’ve had in London—a hibiscus one at Habanera, a new Mexican restaurant in Shepherds Bush…READ MORE >>

 

 

Buggy Pit Stop

 

SPIC AND SPAN PRAM WITH BUGGY PIT STOP

With the cost of pushchairs, strollers, prams and the like ranging from several hundred to a thousand pounds (or, absurdly, even more), many parents balk at buying a brand new one for baby number two…READ MORE >>

 

 

Ealing Mums in Business

 

MUMS IN THE ‘HOOD: SHELLEY HENDERSON AND ERIN THOMAS-WONG

This time we’ve got a twofer: we spoke to Shelley Henderson and Erin Thomas-Wong—friends, mums and cofounders of Ealing Mums in Business..READ MORE >>

 

 

clipnclimb

 

DO: CLIP ‘N CLIMB CHEALEA

If someone mentioned indoor climbing, I—and likely you—would picture a series of similar walls with those amoeba-shaped lumps scattered all the way up. But then I went to Clip ‘n Climb, just off the Kings Road in Chelsea…READ MORE >>

 

 

ArthurRazorMopedSigns

 

DO: ARTHUR RAZOR, ACTON

I’m jealous of my husband’s new hair-cutting place, on arrival he was offered a drink by owner and senior stylist Tony. Options went beyond the cappuccino or tea served at my hairdresser—G&T…READ MORE >>

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