There’s a bottle of gin in the fridge; a rather stylish black bottle with an embossed pattern on part of it along with a red motif and some elegant white lettering. It’s a shame to keep it in the fridge, where it can’t be seen, but we like our gin well-chilled.
We have to confess to only having visited New York twice, and - an even bigger confession - we’ve not yet made it to Brooklyn. However, Rachel Felder’s fascinating fully illustrated Guide has made us determined to get across the pond and explore this lively borough just as soon as possible.
New to the excellent Marco Polo Spiral Guides is the city of Lisbon, long-time a favourite city of ours.
If anybody had told us that we would sit fascinated for an afternoon reading about Stockholm’s coffee culture we wouldn’t have believed them. But that is exactly what we did.