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 ... Read More

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 ... Read More

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 ... Read More

D-Day — the Turning Point of World War II

D-Day — the Turning Point of World War II

  Tomorrow marks the 67th anniversary of the Normandy Invasion — the most well-planned, massive and secret invasion of World War II.  A statue of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who helped coordinate the landings stands in Paris  and calls to mind his unwavering will and courage of the English people.  The quotation on the ... Read More

The Chelsea Flower Show — The Most Famous Gardening Show in the World

The Chelsea Flower Show — The Most Famous Gardening Show in the World

    The 2011 Chelsea Flower ends tomorrow, after tens of thousands of people have flocked to Chelsea to see it this week. The Queen and special celebrities go a day early and are the first to enjoy the many show gardens. We enjoyed watching the daily coverage on the BBC, watching the  the iconic ... Read More

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. ... Read More

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 ... Read More

London Theater Season – Exciting New Productions!

London Theater Season – Exciting New Productions!

London Theater is in full swing and you’ll be spoiled for choice by a host of new productions! I did a survey of our theatre-going friends and here are their choices… ... Read More

Delicious French Navarin of Lamb on a Cold Winter’s Day

Delicious French Navarin of Lamb on a Cold Winter’s Day

It’s a freezing day in London, a perfect time to fix an easy and delicious French casserole, called Navarin d’Agneau. I’ve adapted the recipe from several others, especially The Silver Palate Cookbook. ... Read More

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. ... Read More

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. ... Read More

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