12 of the World’s Most Enchanting Secret Gardens

Source: 12 of the World's Most Enchanting Secret Gardens I’ve long admired English gardens, they are truly enchanting as are all of the gardens on this list. Continue reading

What All The Royals Actually Eat In A Day – Meghan Markle Diet, Kate Middleton Diet

What All The Royals Actually Eat In A Day – Meghan Markle Diet, Kate Middleton Diet

Yet another chance for you to copy literally everything Meghan Markle does. Love to hear how Meghan is just like me - French fries, avocado toast and wine - yes, please!! Source: What All The Royals Actually Eat In A Day - Meghan Markle Diet, Kate Middleton Diet Continue reading

Countries Where You Can Afford to Retire 

Retiring in some exotic locales can be cheaper than in the U.S. I’m not even close to retiring, but reading this makes me want to! Continue reading

British Women Politely Laugh Every Time Americans Wear These 4 Items

Well now we know. Source: British Women Politely Laugh Every Time Americans Wear These 4 Items Continue reading

20 Cheeky Gifts Every Royal Family Fanatic Will Love

    It's never too early to start your holiday shopping ..... When it comes to finding a special something for your friend who studied abroad in London or your sister who made you tune in to the Royal Wedding, look no further than these British-inspired gifts. Source: 20 Cheeky Gifts Continue reading

In Photos: Queen Elizabeth Through the Years

A look back at iconic moments from her life. Source: In Photos: Queen Elizabeth Through the Years Continue reading

Tips for Traveling Abroad – 12 Things Americans Do Wrong

In the US, standing out from the crowd is often applauded for it shows personality and originality. However, for Americans abroad, standing out from the locals can leave you a target for scrutiny, contempt, disgust, or worse, danger. Traveling to a different county this year? Here's what not to Continue reading

Paris Adventure – The Louvre

Paris Adventure – The Louvre

Bonjour from Paris! We arrived in Paris at 8:30am local time and had intended to hit the ground running. Instead, the lack of sleep on the flight quickly caught up with us, leading to two bleary-eyed travelers shuffling their way through the city to reach the St. Germain Hotel, in the heart of St. Continue reading

Chicago Gourmet 2014 Celebrity Chefs

Chicago Gourmet 2014 Celebrity Chefs

Chicago Gourmet 2014 - a celebration of gourmet food and fine - featured many local celebrity Chefs, including Rick Bayless, Stephanie Izard, and Jimmy Banos. What I especially liked about this year's event, was that the celebrity Chefs were front and center at the event, giving food Continue reading

Mother’s Day Macarons

Mother’s Day Macarons

While in downtown Chicago this weekend celebrating Mother's Day, I happened upon one of my favorite French pastry shops outside of France - Vanille Patisserie. (By the way, this charming little shop is a MUST if you enjoy a little taste of French heaven in the Windy City.) While I debated the Continue reading

Fall in Chicago

Fall in Chicago

As I was running to catch my train in downtown Chicago today, I came upon a strange but interesting site in Dailey Plaza.....a fountain with orange water spouting out and dark orange pool water at the bottom. I've passed by this fountain many times and know that it is not a regular 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