#1 inn…Somerset, England–

IMG_0036 IMG_0010 IMG_0009 IMG_0002WOW!  Here we are hangin’ out in Mells, a sweet little village in the Somerset region of England.  Mells is home to The Talbot Inn, and this place ROCKS it real good.  If you love five-hundred-year-old cobblestones, five-hundred-year-old buildings that have been lovingly restored and updated with all of the modern conveniences that you need and desire, great food, great drink, and super-hip staff, then you will love The Talbot Inn.  It opened just about two years ago and will probably live on long after we are all gone. . .so get over to Mells, Somerset, England NOW, and get ready to experience easygoing vibes in an ever-so English setting.

I send you easygoing vibes and so much more from The Talbot Inn. . .feel them. . .they will make you happy to be alive.

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Michelin ‘Pub of the Year’ 2015–

IMG_0067 IMG_0061 IMG_0060 IMG_0056BAM!  Here we are gobbling away at a place called The Wild Rabbit in Kingham–a village in the Cotswald District of England–and this place ROCKS!  The Wild Rabbit was recently named the “Pub of the Year” by the 2015 Michelin Guide, and it is easy to see why.  The food is fabulous, the drink is varied and delectable, the rooms are cozy and totally tricked-out, and the staff is welcoming and oh-so-English.  We love The Wild Rabbit, and we strongly recommend that you consider a visit here if you find yourself planning a jaunt through the Cotswald section of England over the coming months or years.  The Lady of the Manor will be happy to make your acquaintance, we are most sure.  Cheers!

I send you posh and smart vibes from The Wild Rabbit. . .feel them. . .they will help you stand up straight and tall.

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Hume walked here–

IMG_0083 IMG_0072 IMG_0068 IMG_0067David Hume was born in Edinburgh back in 1711, and he died here in 1776.  He loved his hometown, and he knew that people needed a break from the hustle and bustle of city life.  So, he worked to set up and preserve a park area called Calton Hill just on the outskirts of the city center for people to take a stroll, sit, breathe in fresh air, and enjoy fabulous vistas of central Edinburgh.  Hume was particularly fond of a trail that leads up and down the hill. . .today it is known as ‘Hume Walk,’ and the trail remains for you to enjoy today and tomorrow and tomorrow and so on and so forth.  We are lucky that the sun is out today, the breezes are light, the air is mild, and the views are as magical as ever.  Come to Edinburgh some day and tred on the very path that David Hume walked upon. . .it will make you just a tiny bit smarter than you are right now, I promise.

I send you glorious vibes from Hume Walk in Edinburgh, Scotland. . .feel them. . .they are most worthy of your attention.

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#1 restaurant…Edinburgh–

IMG_0037IMG_0038IMG_0042IMG_0055POW!  Here we are puttin’ a feed on at Edinburgh’s only Michelin-starred restaurant, 21212.  A dude called Paul Kitching owns and runs this place, and I gotta tell you, you will be hard-pressed to find a better spot for lunch than this establishment.  We are treated to a delectable and tasty five-course meal that includes olives, seafood amuse bouches, mushrooms, chicken, salmon, vegetable soup with lime juice and coriander, cheeses from France, England, and Scotland, and pillowy fresh bread to sop everything up with. . .mmmm, aaahh!  The whole meal is washed down with a reasonable and sturdy Sancerre. . .and, most importantly, everything is served up by a warm, professional, and switched-on staff. . .jaaaa!  We love lunching at 21212 in Edinburgh, and I am willing to bet that you will, too, if you ever find yourself wandering around this great town lookin’ for somethin’ good to satisfy your hunger.

I send you mouth-watering vibes from Edinburgh. . .feel them. . .they are good for your spirit.

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York makes us happy–

IMG_3939 IMG_3925 IMG_3913 IMG_3876Wandering around York we learn that Constantine the Great was proclaimed Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire here back in the third century, c.e.. . .wow!. . .Constantine actually trod upon these bits of stone and Earth–nice.  We also find that there are thousands of beers and ales available for consumption here. . .I better get busy, for I only sampled a couple dozen–and they were/are damn tasty!  Plus, there are many wonderful town vistas for us to take in like the one you see above from the top of Clifford’s Tower. . .mmm, aaaahh!  York, Yorkshire–the town so nice they named it twice. . .sort of.

I send you invigorating vibes from York, England. . .feel them. . .they are full of earthiness and history and the force of life.

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#1 restaurant…England–

IMG_4133 IMG_4111 IMG_4098 IMG_0015KABOOM!  The restaurant is called L’Enclume, which means ‘anvil’ in French. . .L’Enclume is in an eight-hundred-year-old building that used to be a blacksmith shop–there is an actual anvil in the dining room, as you can see me posing by above. . .L’Enclume is located in the village of Cartmel in the Lake District of England. . .Cartmel is the place where sticky toffee pudding was invented and perfected–apparently Madonna has someone in town send her sticky toffee pudding whenever she craves it. . .L’Enclume has two Michelin stars. . .L’Enclume serves a seventeen-course dinner every evening of the week–it is freakin’ magical and tasty. . .L’Enclume is the dream-come-true of a guy called Simon Rogan. . .in short, L’Enclume ROCKS!  I hope you can eat here some day.  Cheers!

I send you absolutely delicious vibes from Cartmel, England. . .feel them. . .they make the world a better place.

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#1 whisky bar…Glasgow–

IMG_0011IMG_0099 IMG_0094 IMG_0102BAM!  You say you want some whisky, do ya?  Well then you gotta get on over here to The Pot Still in Glasgow, Scotland.  This is a real-deal totally impressive place for a wee dram of the water of life.  We are told that the selection includes over six hundred single malts, and I see no reason to disbelieve this piece of information.  I ask the barman for a lovely taste of something 15 to 18-year-oldish from the very north of Scotland near John o’Groats, and he selects something from an island just north of there. . .a whisky called Scapa is the one for me, he says.  He pours me a lovely dram, it costs me about eight quid, I sit down with me lovely lady and sip on this elixir–it is potent, sweet, smoothish, a tad randy after I swallow, and super warm as it spreads out in my belly and throughout the rest of my body. . .mmmm, aaaahh. . .I am a happy boy once again, just for a moment or two, then time for another sip. . .mmmm, aaaahh. . .and on it goes. . .sucking in the water of life at the source–what an honor and a joy to be here.  If you love whisky, then you must visit The Pot Still in Glasgow. . .you will find a tad of satisfaction here, I am quite certain.

I send you life-giving vibes from The Pot Still. . .feel them. . .they are full of magic and joy.

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