Wednesday, January 6, 2010
For the London Files
I just came across weebirdy.com, a brilliant blog written by a former magazine editor from Sydney, who now lives in London and writes about her favorite shops and restaurants and finds in her new town. She does "shopping tours" on her site, and you can really get a sense of what the different stores are like, which I appreciate. I can't tell you how many times I have torn an article mentioning a store from a magazine, traveled across town to get to the shop in question, and found it wasn't worth the schlep. She also has a complete listing of all her favorites attached to a Google map. It's not particularly mom-oriented, but it has plenty of listings of stores with objects for the whole family, and her restaurant and café choices are spot on (Ottolenghi is probably the best café I have ever been to). And because she makes it supereasy to navigate and manage your time, it's a great secret weapon for moms.