My first trip to London's Topshop, where customer service apparently involves fish pedicures. It's not weird, it's Ichthyotherapy.

On a recent trip to London, I naturally went to Topshop on Oxford Street.  The most-talked-about style institution recently caused a frenzy among fashionistas by setting up shop in Toronto, and I was expecting runway styles at an affordable cost, but with a European edge. I wasn’t let down. The store was 5 floors of… Read More »

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Aoki Does London, Ont.

In case you haven’t noticed, we’re all about the road trip. Really, we’ll take any excuse. So, know someone who lives in London? Know someone who used to live in London and has a plethora of Western couches just waiting for you to crash on? Lucky you, rev the engine, get on the 401, kids-it’s… Read More »

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Warming the severe and austere

When recently in England, equal time spent in London and the gorgeous countryside, I was struck by the juxtaposition of textbook perfection manners, and that infamous stiff English upper lip. The right words, but delivered in a ho-hum expression (not quite a scowl, not quite a smile…remember the opening bus scene in “Shaun of the Dead”?).… Read More »

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