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  • No Place Like London for the Holidays

    No Place Like London for the Holidays

    While there’s no place like home for the holidays, we’d just like to remind you that this time of year is also one of the best times to visit London! From the Winter Wonderland Markets in Hyde Park to the Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink, planning a trip to London during Christmas is a magnificent

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  • Kate Middleton Gets Short at Gary Barlow Concert

    Kate Middleton Gets Short at Gary Barlow Concert

    Kate Middleton and Prince William attended a Gary Barlow benefit concert at The Royal Albert Hall in the South Kensington area of London earlier this week, and the Dutchess’ dress grabbed all the headlines! She wore a black and white lace dress by Zara that cost only ₤69.99. For Kate who has favored knee-length dresses, a

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  • Head to the Notting Hill Carnival in London!

    Head to the Notting Hill Carnival in London!

    The Notting Hill Carnival started today.  We headed there to listen to the music, watch and taste the food.  The music was definitely loud, but everyone was in great spirits. A parade, loads of delicious food stands and caribbean music! Several of our  London vacation rentals are walking distance to the Carnival, including the Princes

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  • The Royal Wedding — What is it About English Hats?

    The Royal Wedding — What is it About English Hats?

    British occasions — from weddings to horse races — mean English women go shopping for hats. The Royal Wedding in London last week was no exception. As ever, I was amazed by the bold designs, colors and sheer size of the hats! Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice took the spotlight, while I took a moment to look back on other creations they have worn.

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  • The Royal Wedding:  Less than 24 hours to go!

    The Royal Wedding: Less than 24 hours to go!

    I’m so excited I could burst!  It’s less than 24 hours until the Royal Wedding and I’m counting down the hours like a child waiting for Christmas.  I can’t wait to see THAT dress, the look on Prince William’s face when he first lays eyes on Kate, the famous guest list, and (hopefully) a smile

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  • The Queen’s Household Cavalry — taking a break!

    The Queen’s Household Cavalry — taking a break!

    I stopped at the Cornwall apartment this morning and saw something that made me smile; thought I’d share it with you. The Queen’s Household Cavalry Regiment is based nearby in Hyde Park and naturally take the horses out daily, normally around Hyde Park and adjacent Kensington Gardens.

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  • London at Sunrise

    London at Sunrise

    I like to drive my daughter to school if I’ve got time in the mornings. It’s a great time to talk about life, friends, school and more. One of the benefits is that we drive through Kensington Gardens, where it divides with Hyde Park. The other week, was lucky enough to see this sunrise as we drove past.

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