I was recently in London, England. Every neighbourhood I visited either had, or was just installing these ‘rent-a-bike’ racks. Very Vancouver. Talking to one of the installation crews revealed that these entire systems are made in Canada ! Somebody must be making a fortune, somewhere. Notice how many are being used? Exactly none. Every encounter with these bike racks was the same – one or two empty spots, dozens sitting there, taking up desperately needed parking spaces and blocking traffic lanes. Very Vancouver. London is amazing but exhausting. Everybody smokes. EVERYBODY. Yuck. And, phone addiction is worse than anyplace I have ever been. I was relieved to go to the Cotswolds after 5 days. Lovely stone walls and buildings, gorgeous gardens and antique shops….the ‘Good Life’ is actually visible everywhere you look !
Lots to be learned from this gorgeous home….balance….neutrality….edit,edit,edit….no ‘flowers’…..no trampoline…..
Charming visions around every corner……is this a display at The Chelsea Flower Show ? No, it is part of a village. They are all so lovely,I can’t remember which one this was…..
DAYLESFORD ORGANICS in Kingham, Gloucestershire, was a must-see for Brent and I. We have been to their London shops and were blown away by the shops fixturing as much as its products. Everything is perfect. The ‘Mothership’ is their farm operation in the Cotswolds. WOW – retail perfection . The boxwood and gravel set the mood, they are not for sale. The experience is what is being offered. This is my version of crack !! All the food is grown or produced on their own farm. Everything.