An Insider’s Guide to Islington, London

Upper Street, Islington

Upper Street, Islington

Just north of central London, Islington is currently one of the city’s most popular neighbourhoods. Why? Great transport links; a healthy (or unhealthy) selection of independent bars, restaurants, and boutique shops; and a young, predominantly single population. In fact, Islington has the highest rate of single people in the entire United Kingdom.

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Passion for the Palate: Channing Daughters Winery

Walter Channing’s sculpture

Walter Channing’s sculpture

When choosing a term to encapsulate Channing Daughters, the word that comes to mind is “passion.” What happens when a venture capitalist, a viticulturist, a French Culinary Institute-graduate-turned-sommelier, and a nonprofit theater manager contribute their collective talents to a winery partnership? An authentic, creative approach to winemaking is the inevitable result. The sparklingly sincere Allison Dubin, winery manager, explains Channing Daughters is a magical place that seems to draw people with a true dedication to the craft of winemaking. For these reasons, a visit to the 26-acre vineyard in Bridgehampton, New York, is an immersive experience in artisanal winemaking at its very finest.

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Garden of the Gods: A Divine Reason to Go Outside

Panoramic views of Garden of the Gods can be seen from the Visitor Center

Panoramic views of Garden of the Gods can be seen from the Visitor Center

At the western edge of Colorado Springs lies a 1,364-acre public park famous for otherworldly rock formations that attract more than two million visitors each year. Garden of the Gods, designated a National Natural Landmark in 1971, is a land of sharply rising sandstone and boulders complemented by more than 15 miles of multi-use trails. Though Colorado is overflowing with gorgeous landscapes, there is nothing else quite like this “garden.”

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Sausalito: A Slice of Italy

Approaching Sausalito via ferry

Approaching Sausalito via ferry

If you’ve visited Italy’s Amalfi Coast, you know the azure sea, meandering coastline, and picturesque fishing villages. In Northern California, we have our own slice of Italian heaven called Sausalito. It’s close to my home in San Francisco, yet often an overlooked destination.

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