Istancool International Festival of Culture in Istanbul, Turkey

Istancool: another Turkish delight

As if a waterfront city that straddles two continents and brings together historic architecture, exotic dining and sensual spas needed more enticements, Istanbul has recently…

The Miller’s tale

Martin Miller doesn’t like birthdays, doesn’t really like weddings, and isn’t sure if he likes hotels (other than Miller's Residence of course). He used to…

Inside NYC #12: the Dumbo flea

Shopping in New York – the Dumbo fleamarketShopping in New York, anyone? Attention, all lovers of vintage clothes, second-hand finds, thrift stores, fleamarkets, retro furniture, antiques fairs and rummaging through any or all of the above (especially those based in the Big Apple or planning to stay in New York anytime soon): the excellent Brooklyn blogspot Brownstoner has reminded us that Brooklyn Flea’s annual winter pop-up market is back!

… and, as the saying goes, this time it’s bigger and better than ever. As a Brit, I love the fact that it’s referred to as the Dumbo Flea, however, more sophisticated readers will know that this actually signifies a specific location in New York, near the Brooklyn Bridge, and is not a reference to what we in the UK might call a ‘white elephant’ stall (Bring and Buy ring any bells, anyone?).

Brooklyn Flea at Dumbo, NY