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Amazing luxury for the traveling baby! Suite Dreams Nursery at Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott Hotel in London

Suite Dreams Nursery at Grosvenor House in London: A Crib Even The Fussiest Mother Could Love

We have lugged our BabyBjorn Travel Crib Light everywhere: Sintra, Lisbon, Seville, Stockholm and Copenhagen. We do this despite being reassured that many of the hotels and rental apartments where we’ve stayed could supply a crib for my son — usually even for free. But could I trust those cribs to be comfortable and 100% germ-free? No, of course not! Well, I just learned about a place where I (and probably any mom suffering from First Time Mom Syndrome) would let my son use the crib: The Suite Dreams Nursery at Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, in London.

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Imperial War Museum North: Visiting Manchester’s Branch of the IWM

The Imperial War Museum North has the kind of name that makes you think that perhaps it won’t be all rainbows and unicorns inside. But despite its intimidating moniker and Daniel Libeskind’s imposing architectural creation, Manchester’s Imperial War Museum North makes one of the world’s most frightening topics surprisingly accessible (and not just because it’s […]

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Going Beyond Harry Potter: Inside the Still-Inhabited Alnwick Castle

Harry Potter (specifically the lure of seeing the castle that starred as Hogwarts) was enough to get us to take a detour to Alnwick Castle in Northeast England on our drive from Manchester to Edinburgh. But when we arrived we learned that there’s a lot more to Alnwick Castle than being the location where they […]

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Alnwick Castle: The Castle That Starred as Hogwarts in Harry Potter

By name, England's Alnwick Castle isn't that well known. But by sight? That's Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry you're looking at. Well, in real life it's the entrance to the state rooms at Alnwick Castle, a still-inhabited Medieval castle in Northumberland. But to Harry Potter fans, it's the ultimate destination as the castle's exterior […]

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Spencer Tunick’s Everyday People Are Naked at The Lowry in Manchester

I saw 1,000 naked people at The Lowry (pictured above) in Manchester on Sunday. Well, I saw photos of them at least. In honor of the tenth anniversary of The Lowry, New York-based photographer Spencer Tunick came over to Manchester and convinced 1,000 locals to pose in the buff. The "Everyday People" exhibit runs through […]

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