"Oh, 2020. For a few sweet weeks, whether or not my laptop would link to the hotel television was among my greatest concerns"
"On Saturday night the 'Glasgow Fabulous' crowd, who wholeheartedly and touchingly believe their city the fashion and glamour capital of the world, were out in full force"
"At last I felt like I knew what all the fuss was about" Neil D.A. Stewart on palace life in Jaipur
"You might be looking for the spirit of punk on your LES safari, but when that was in evidence, so was omnipresent gunplay"
"I periodically locked gaze with the barman, who was clearly also hoping for some Godzilla-type event to hit the hotel"
"The girls had ironed hair that hung lower, it seemed in some cases, than the hems of their dresses"
"Merchant House is, in a hotel landscape that could otherwise be described as 'banal luxury'"
"I spent afternoons staring out the window at planes take off, contemplating my strange new life, living in this non-place"
"To describe it is a horse race is unfair to an event which has elements of rugby, gang warfare and the Tournament of Roses Parade"