5 fabulously festive English Christmas teas

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The ritual of sitting down to afternoon tea has graced the households of Brits for centuries, and has become a tradition recognized by many restaurants and hotels, too. Families around the country come together for a mid-afternoon meal of biscuits, pastries and finger foods, all centered around the main event: a refreshing pot of hot […]

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On Sunday night, the closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London celebrated the culmination of two weeks of inspiring, international competition as well as showcased the Square Mile’s festive atmosphere. In collaboration with Johnny’s recent  trip to the City of London and an effort to stir up some friendly competition of our own, […]

Experience the London Olympic Opening Ceremony Spectacular for Real!

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If you watched the Olympic opening ceremony last night and wished you were taking part, here are some ideas for how to live it for real thanks to VisitBritain.com If you liked the countryside … The countryside scene that opened the show took inspiration from the Somerset village of Glastonbury whose ‘Tor’ (hill) sat at one […]

Enjoy Your Very Own Royal Treatment While Celebrating The Queen’s Diamond Jubliee

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The Diamond Jubilee- taking place in 2012- marks Queen Elizabeth’s 60 years of reign in England. Only one other monarch in British history (Queen Victoria in 1897) has celebrated the same milestone. In honor of this momentous occasion and as part of the ongoing celebrations in the city, the Queen has visited various schools in […]

Cheerio From London

Cheerio from London where I’ve been three times in the last few months. I love this city and could live here (in the summer, that is) if the opportunity ever arose. I stayed at a variety of places, including a refurbished historic hotel, dined at an array of restaurants and walked a lot, especially through most of the city’s royal parks. […]

London Part 2 Gauthier and Draycott Hotel

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Cheerio from Europe! Last week I gave you part one of my trip to London, where I stayed at the prestigious Dorchester Hotel in Mayfair. This week we move across town to Chelsea and check in to an intimate and very English hotel called the Draycott. On my way over I got a glimpse of […]

Londontown & Stonehenge

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Cheerio from England! Last week we left off from Athens and instead of flying directly back to the States, I stopped off in jolly old England to not only make my trip shorter but to review two incredible hotels and check a destination off my Bucket List: Stonehenge. This week, we also have part two […]

Cheerio From London

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Cheerio from London where I’ve been three times in the last few months. I love this city and could live here (in the summer, that is) if the opportunity ever arose. I stayed at a variety of places, including a refurbished historic hotel, dined at an array of restaurants and walked a lot, especially through most of the city’s royal parks. […]