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Girly Brown


Expat LAURA BROWN looks at American Spin on British Traditions



The Mad Hatters


Royal Ascot is the most prestigious race in the world, but is the Kentucky Derby turning the time-honored tradition into a Drag Show? Expat LAURA BROWN checks in at both and finds the sweet spot in a very special alliance.

The Mad Hatters

Royal Ascot is the most prestigious race in the world, but is the Kentucky Derby turning the time-honored tradition into a Drag Show? Expat LAURA BROWN checks in at both and finds the sweet spot in a very special alliance.


The Art of Afternoon Tea


High Tea is considered a fine art. But will Starbuck’s recent purchase of Teavana turn a time-honored tradition into a consumer circus? Expat LAURA BROWN checks in at the Milestone Hotel, and finds the sweet spot in a very special alliance.


Brand Ambassadors


Being Head of State is a tricky job. Expat LAURA BROWN compares brand Obama to Her Majesty The Queen, and discovers why governing requires a little bling.

Being Head of State is a tricky job. Expat LAURA BROWN compares brand Obama to Her Majesty The Queen, and discovers why governing requires a little bling.


Smartphone Nation


Alexander Graham Bell may have invented the telephone, but Steve Jobs put it into the world’s hands. Contributor LAURA BROWN looks at the new iphone, and discovers a very American spin of a uniqely British invention.


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