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About natashablair1

Travel journalist who enjoys discovering new places in style, where possible, with her dog, a Coton de Tulear, called Poppy. Good food, not necessarily gourmet, is important as is the atmosphere as she also writes about restaurants. Culture is another love, and as she is based in London, she reviews theatre and art exhibitions.

The Royal Mews and Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace

#Buckingham Palace is a must-see for everyone whether a Londoner or a tourist. Sadly the Royal Mews and the #Queen’s Gallery, which are part of the Palace should be included, but are often overlooked. As a Londoner, although I was … Continue reading

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Gastro dog-friendly pub in Hampstead

The Freemason’s Arms  Whenever I go to Hampstead to meet friends we invariably end up at the Freemason’s Arms on the south side of the Heath. The big plus for me and lots of others who frequent the gastro-pub is … Continue reading

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Leonardo to Rembrandt Drawings at NPG

Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt opens at the National Portrait Gallery. An exhibition of 48 portrait drawings by some of the most talented Renaissance and Baroque artists working in Europe during the 17,18 and 19th centuries, some of which have … Continue reading

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Atmospheric hotel in Pretty Village of Dunster

The dog-friendly Luttrell Arms in Dunster, Somerset one of the oldest post-houses in Britain, occupies the site of three ancient houses. Recorded in 1443, two of them were at that time conveyed to Richard Luttrell, who already held the other. … Continue reading

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Synagogue is One of Plymouth’s top Tourist Attractions

Nominated by Trip Advisor as one of Plymouth’s top visitor attractions, the city is home to the oldest functioning Ashkenazi Synagogue in the English speaking world.  Its added attraction is that it has a Royal connection. The synagogue dates back to … Continue reading

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Why It’s Painful to Watch The Handmaid’s Tale

I went to Bucharest and can see how the entrepreneurs of this lovely country are doing whatever they can to encourage prosperity in their country Romania after such a rigid and horrendous regime. Source: Why It’s Painful to Watch The … Continue reading

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Bucharest and Southern Romania

#ExperienceBucharest It is hard to imagine what the people of Romania endured under the Communist regime. Whole areas of the city were destroyed, and people moved out of their homes, on the orders of their former dictator Nicholae Ceausescu to … Continue reading

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Food Trends WITH NATASHA BLAIR published by The Magazine Connection

  Olive oil is one of those products that should be in everyone’s store cupboard. It is not only beneficial for a healthy diet but can also be used to replace butter, margarine, and other spreads. While butter may taste … Continue reading

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Giacometti Retrospective Opens at the Tate Modern

Giacometti Retrospective Opens at the Tate Modern An exhibition of works by Albert Giacometti opens today Wednesday, 10 May at the Tate Modern. Considered one of the great sculptors of the 20th century this is the first large scale retrospective … Continue reading

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The musical ‘An American in Paris’ comes to the West End

I was fortunate enough to go to a preview of the musical ‘An American in Paris’, based on the American film of the same name which has now officially opened at the Dominion Theatre on Tottenham Court Road. The music, … Continue reading

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