What British People Say vs. What They Really Mean

A fun read about the meaning behind British phrases. I think a few of these could apply to American English as well. Novelists (and native Brits) Lucy and Plum Sykes give us a primer on Brit speak. Source: What British People Say vs. What They Really Mean Continue reading

7 British Etiquette Rules Americans Need to Adopt

You'll look more proper than ever. Source: 7 British Etiquette Rules Americans Need to Adopt Continue reading

12 Things the Italians Do Better Than We Do

From coffee to gelato, to suits and beaches, the Italians have a certain flair for food, fashion and fun. Here are 12 things our Italian friends do like no one else. Source: 12 Things the Italians Do Better Than We Do Continue reading

26 fascinating things you never knew about Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II is one of the most recognizable people on earth — but there's a lot you might not know about her. Source: 26 fascinating things you never knew about Queen Elizabeth II Continue reading

French Girl’s Guide to Looking Great in Photos 

French Girl’s Guide to Looking Great in Photos 

Get a picture perfect pout by following the French girl's guide to (not) smiling in photos. Source: How to (not) smile in photos - My Little Paris Continue reading

8 Words the Royal Family Never Uses

You definitely won't hear the Duchess say "living room." Source: 8 Words the Royal Family Never Uses Continue reading

Hygge, the New Nordic Lifestyle Craze 

Hygge, the New Nordic Lifestyle Craze 

Living in the Midwest my whole life, winters can seem never-ending. After the Christmas tree and decor are stored away, you're left with day after day of snowy, overcast skies, limited daylight and freezing temps - the infamous winter trifecta that can make even the happiest person feel blue. So Continue reading

What people eat for New Year’s Eve in 21 countries around the world

I have always been intrigued by what other cultures eat, especially around the holidays. Although I'm familiar with some of the traditional Holiday foods enjoyed around the world, I never realized there were so many food traditions associated with the New Year. Take a look at just a few of these Continue reading

4 Reasons to Adore French Living

4 Reasons to Adore French Living

As if I need another reason to love the French! But in case you do, here are 4 of their enviable qualities.... It's no secret that the French are generally healthier than Brits and Americans. Our Gallic neighbours enjoy a diet packed with artery-blocking ingredients and yet somehow manage to avoid Continue reading

British Royal Family Christmas Traditions

British Royal Family Christmas Traditions

Just in time for the 12 days of Chritmas, take a peek at 12 ways our favorite British Royals celebrate Christmas. We're taking you inside the royal festivities, from a bit of rough and tumble on Christmas Eve to cider and movie nights. Keep reading for 12 traditions that might surprise Continue reading

15 Christmas Foods Around the World

Celebrating the holidays with special foods has been a tradition for centuries. Sugar cookies, honey hams and green beans are just a few of those classic dishes that seem to appear year after year on tables during Christmas dinner. Growing up in a Polish/Welsh family, we had many of the typical Continue reading

20 Holiday Markets to Visit Across America

Visit these European-style holiday markets for unique gifts for friends and family. Source: 20 Holiday Markets to Visit Across America Continue reading