HM Queen Elizabeth II Celebrates 90th Birthday 

HM Queen Elizabeth II Celebrates 90th Birthday 

What an amazing life ....to have lived 90 years, with most as the Queen of England. God bless HM. 8 Little Known Facts About HM Queen Elizabeth II Source: Queen's 90th birthday: Her Majesty 'terribly happy' as well-wishers give her a day to remember at celebrations for her historic milestone Continue reading

God Save the Queen: Elizabeth II Becomes Longest Reigning Monarch

God Save the Queen: Elizabeth II Becomes Longest Reigning Monarch

LONDON (AP) — Fun facts about Queen Elizabeth II as she becomes Britain's longest reigning monarch. Source: Yahoo Continue reading

Princess Diana’s Best Fashion Looks

Princess Diana’s Best Fashion Looks

Her life and fashion sense captivated the world. While listening to the radio on my way to work, the DJ asked listeners which celebrities/icons from the 90s we remembered the most. I immediately thought of Princess Diana. She had grace, beauty, a caring nature and an impeccable sense of fashion for Continue reading

Royal Ascot: High Stakes and Style

Royal Ascot: High Stakes and Style

(photo source) Tomorrow begins Royal Ascot - the 5-day British spectacle, known as much for its top racehorses as it is for its sophisticated, and sometimes over-the-top, fashion. A mainstay in the British Royal calendar, Royal Ascot represents one of the most well-known sporting events in the Continue reading

Charles Dickens’ Life and Works in Pictures

Charles Dickens’ Life and Works in Pictures

(Photo source) Bonjour friends, The winter holidays may be over, but it needn't be Christmas time to appreciate Charles Dickens. The Victorian era author may have been famous for his characters of Scrooge and Marley in A Christmas Carol; but Dickens also contributed numerous other fictional Continue reading

What’s in Your Christmas Hamper?

What’s in Your Christmas Hamper?

(photo source) Around this time of year, I get the urge to make something homemade. One year I made beaded bracelets, another I knitted scarves. This year, however, I'm taking the more traditional approach - British traditional that is - of making Christmas hampers for family and friends. Just Continue reading

Introducing…..His Royal Highness, Prince George of Cambridge

Introducing…..His Royal Highness, Prince George of Cambridge

  (photo source) On July 29, 1982, the world was glued to the television watching Lady Diana and Prince Charles marry in London. On July 22 - nearly 32 years later - loyal followers are again captivated by the British Royal Family as Kate and William welcome their first child. Continue reading

Modern Twists to a Royal Birth

Modern Twists to a Royal Birth

Even the British Royal family can't escape social media, especially when the attention is surrounding Will and Kate's new bundle of joy. Although the royals will most certainly keep many traditions related to the announcement of a new heir, more modern, and socially acceptable, traditions may Continue reading

Strawberries and Cream: A Wimbledon Tradition

Strawberries and Cream: A Wimbledon Tradition

(photo source) Held each year in England for more than 130 years, Wimbledon is not only the largest international tennis tournament, but it is also the largest single annual sporting catering operation carried out in Europe. Of the food served at Wimbledon, strawberries and cream is by far the Continue reading

A Royal Father’s Day Tradition

A Royal Father’s Day Tradition

(Photo source) This weekend marks one of our biggest family traditions of the year - Father's Day Weekend at Arlington Park Racecourse. It just so happens that each year around this time is also one of the biggest horse racing events in the world - Royal Ascot. Steeped in pagentry and Continue reading

Queen Celebrates 60 years on British Throne

Queen Celebrates 60 years on British Throne

(photo source) This week, Queen Elizabeth  II celebrates her 60-year reign as Monarch of England. On June 2, 1953, her majesty was officially crowned with the highest ranking royal title, although she had been seen as Queen more than a year earlier at the age of 25, just months after her father Continue reading

Chelsea Flower Show Celebrates Centennial Year

Chelsea Flower Show Celebrates Centennial Year

(photo source) Chelsea Flower Show, May 21-25, 2013 This year marks the 100th anniversary of one of the most prestigious flower shows in the world - the Chelsea Flower Show. First known as the Royal Horticulture Society Great Spring Show from 1862 through 1912, the Chelsea Flower Show has been Continue reading