Kansas City There They Were

The Last of The Blue Devils is an excellent documentary of the Kansas City jazz scene. Let by Count Basie, it features a countless number of great musicians that got their start in the city. There were players such as Jay McShane, Dizzy Gillespie and the legendary Charlie Parker. Made in the 1970s it’s also […]

The Fine Cut

Barber Barber is an old style barbers in various locations including The Barton Arcade. Its vintage atmosphere is manifested with old barber seats, cut throat razors, worn wooden finishing and a wall full of black and white photos. Service is taken to that extra level with complimentary drinks including beers and relaxed and assured staff.

Festivities Are Coming

The Manchester International Festival opened with a packed program of cultural events to fill out the city’s summer. Opening the festival was Yoko Ono’s Bells For Peace, a gathering of festival goers with bells that were rung in the name of unity and peace. The festival continues for the next 19 days with plenty events […]

You Khan Get It

Indian food is plentiful, but it can be difficult to find the good ones amongst the not so good ones. Khan’s on Westbourne Grove is one of them. With food that will still be good the next day for the inevitable left overs, this is a staple in the area.

Warmth For Winter

European airports and other public spaces have a distinctive feature not found in warmer climes. They are built to warm you up. An obvious thing to do, but in hotter places this is precisely what you don’t want. Architects and designers would be well aware of this (hopefully), but it something you don’t notice until […]

Neither Dull Nor Unfrequented

As one of the oldest streets in London it is now one of the most desirable. Home to antique and street markets on weekends as well as a local festival, it’s a popular destination for locals on a weekend. The location has had many functions ranging from pilgrimage to industrial over its 1,000 year history, […]