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Springing into summer!

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 […]

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Visiting New Orleans and doing it right.

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 […]

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Notting Hill Neighborhood Guide.

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 […]

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Notting Hill Instagram Workshop September 16-18

  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 […]

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Elevenses. 11 AW15 must haves.

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 […]

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Elevenses. 11 cookbooks you should own.

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, […]

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An American’s guide to Havana.

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 […]

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A Weekend in Marfa, Texas

Marfa is a 1.4 square mile town in the southwest corner of Texas, near the border with Mexico, and in the midst of the Chihuahuan Desert.   It is, astonishingly, a Mecca for contemporary art lovers, collectors, gallerists and artists. It is also the next place you should visit in America. This town of just over 2,000 people […]

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HO HO HO! Floral arrangements for Christmas!

You have probably finished buying gifts now.  You *should* be done wrapping them.  You might have them under the tree, packed into the car or in your closet on that very, very top shelf.  Your menu is most likely planned and you think you have completely stocked up on everything you need for dinner tonight […]

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