The winter in London is a long, hard, slog but by the grace of All That Is Good it is finally over. The blossoms are out in full force and I am feeling a spring in my step. (Perfect springy photo above courtesy of @lost.in.ldn’s lovely Instagram feed – go take a look for a few […]
Mardi Gras floats are rolling right this second and so it may seem like poor timing for a guide to New Orleans. Perhaps, you might reason, this is information that would have been more helpful to you a week ago. But listen, Mardi Gras is a very special time in New Orleans but it isn’t […]
Unless you make it a point to avoid London or travel-based Instagram accounts, you have likely seen Notting Hill pop up all over the place lately. Instagram has done for Notting Hill over the past 18-months what Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts did for it in 1999. (17 years later, I am still stopped on […]
Food + Photography + London Very exciting news here for lovers of food, London and Instagram! I have gotten together with some of my favourite women who also happen to be fantastic Instagramers: @joythebaker @hannahargyle @siobhaise and @angrybaker to bring a 2-day cooking, food styling, shooting and instagram workshop to one of the most photographable […]
Last week I received a box of Christmas gifts from one of my dearest friends in the world. She lives in Austin,Tx. I live in London. We both have children. So I understand that getting to the post office to ship a large box internationally is a pain in the ass. I do not […]
Eleven dishes I would like to see served this Sunday and how to execute my dream dinner.
2015 Holiday Gift List. This is the list for him. This is the list for her. And this is the list for the little ones they produce. The people who either have everything, claim not to want anything or live so far away you have no idea what their lives entail. This is the list […]
My All Star lineup of Thanksgiving foods.
Venice is known for a whole host of things: Carnival. Architecture. George and Amal Clooney. Water damage. Striped shirts. But sadly, despite its convenient location within Italy, it is not renowned for its food. There is the increasingly common Instagram retreat held there, and food writer Skye McAlpine extolls the virtus of living La Dolce Vita […]
Another elevenses list…this one about things. Just wonderful, shiny, useful, seasonal things. London stores love the AW15 designation. Followed, soon, by SS16. Then AW16. It only took me three years of living here before I understood the pattern. I’ll see if you can figure it out. While you Google it, here is my list of […]
The Brits do it right. Not content with breakfast, lunch and dinner they also manufactured afternoon tea as a 3pm mini-meal with tea, sandwiches and tiny cakes to hold you over until dinner. And so that lunch did not get jealous they also threw in elevenses which is a cup of tea and a biscuit (cookie) or small cake at, well, […]
The summer is gone, kids are in school, and our thoughts turn to uniforms, Guy Fawkes and Thanksgiving celebrations and whether we really have the nerve to go for those over-the-knee brown leather boots (yes). This means that it will not be long before we catch ourselves day dreaming, number-crunching and saving up for our next […]