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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.

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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Food Trends

The Bread Explosion Gone are the days when you could only buy white sliced bread or maybe a pale brown loaf if you were lucky. Today there are lots of choices, and with so many varieties experimenting with di erent … Continue reading

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Little Venice Dog-friendly Cafe in Garden Centre

Dog-friendly Quince Tree Café at Clifton Nurseries The Quince Tree Café, hidden away in an otherwise residential area bordering on Little Venice, is where you are likely to find many of the locals. Walk down a passage way where on … Continue reading

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Revolution: Russian Art at the Royal Academy

Running until April 17, 2017 an interesting and extensive exhibition at the Royal Academy Revolution: Russian Art 1917 – 1932 focuses on the period of Russian history which ended Tsarist rule. A time when both Lenin and Stalin were in … Continue reading

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Stylish 3* Hotel in Champagne

Le Marius Hotel I enjoy hotels that have character and the stylish family run hotel Le Marius at Ricey Bas in the Champagne region fits the bill. On the Burgundy border, in a small village the 16th century Le Marius … Continue reading

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