Crabtree & Evelyn Holiday Giveaway Winner!

Crabtree & Evelyn Holiday Giveaway Winner!

And the winner of the Crabtree & Evelyn Holiday Giveaway is.... #2 Shaunah, aka Blackbird Running, who wrote: I love the La Source shampoo, conditioner and hand soap. I was treated to hotel-sized versions on vacation once, and can’t get enough! Congratulations Shaunah! Please email your address Continue reading

Crabtree & Evelyn Holiday Giveaway: One More Day!

Crabtree & Evelyn Holiday Giveaway: One More Day!

Bonjour! Only one more day to enter my awesome Crabtree & Evelyn Giveaway! Just look what you could win... Yes, that is right! Crabtree & Evenlyn's Citron, Honey & Coriander hand recovery cream makes my Christmas list. But, seeing as it's Christmas, I'm feeling rather generous and Continue reading

A Victorian Christmas

A Victorian Christmas

Have Yourself a Merry Victorian Christmas When I was a little girl, I remember watching Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol with my father. I think I watched every version with him - my personal favorite being Mickey's Christmas Carol. Each rendition of the story brought it's own unique quality. Continue reading

Retro Foods Comfort British During Recession

Retro Foods Comfort British During Recession

Nostalgia for food and other comfort items have become increasingly popular in Britain, particularly during the recession. The troubled economy combined with terrorist threats and assorted wars have left the British longing for a sense of calm and familiarity. According to the Daily Mail, the Continue reading

British Debate – Heels or Flats?

British Debate – Heels or Flats?

As we head into the Fall season, the Westernized world is also entering into a new fashion season, which brings with it a hot debate about shoes - shoe height to be specific. According to a recent article in the London Times newspaper, heels and pumps are no longer in fashion. In Britain and in Continue reading

Movies Inspire Travel, Fashion, and Food

Movies Inspire Travel, Fashion, and Food

There's a well-know debate over whether art imitates life or life imitates art. In the case of movies, I think it's a little of both.  Movies have greatly influenced pop culture for years. I'm sure a fair share of young men sported white t-shirts and leather jackets after seeing Rebel Without a Continue reading

British Mourn An Icon: Benson the Carp

British Mourn An Icon: Benson the Carp

British citizens are mourning the loss of a beloved figure. But this figure is not a writer, actor, or even a member of royalty - it is Benson, the 64-pound carp. Intrigued are you? I was too when I heard the first few sentences of the story on National Public Radio on my way home from work Continue reading

Could Haggis Really Be English?

Could Haggis Really Be English?

**WARNING** Alarming haggis photo ahead! For centuries, haggis has been Scotland's claim to fame. But, new findings report that this classic Scottish dish may actually be English - ah - gasp! Departed Scots are most certainly rolling in their graves at the mere thought of this. It's not enough that Continue reading

English Gardens: A Trip Down Memory Lane

English Gardens: A Trip Down Memory Lane

Prior to visiting England, I was never much of a garden person. You could say I really didn't appreciate a garden or all the work that goes into making a garden beautiful. But after seeing the amazing gardens at Hampton Court, Kensington, the Cotswolds, and other places in England, I was enamored Continue reading

Moonlight and Mozart

Moonlight and Mozart

Last night, my husband and I took a quick trip to Europe for a little classical music concert under the stars. Ok, we really didn't leave the state, but we were magically transported to France and Austria through the sites and sounds of Ravel and Mozart.   These days, I've been trying to add a Continue reading

The G-Gnome Project

The G-Gnome Project

A few weeks ago I posted some pictures of my unruly, not-so-British garden. Since then, I have spent at least 3 full days in the garden, weeding, trimming bushes, spreading weed prevention pellets, and more. Although the garden looks much better than it did before, it is still no where near my image Continue reading

Eating Belgian Chocolate In the Name of Science

Eating Belgian Chocolate In the Name of Science

Calling all chocolate lovers! Researchers in the United Kingdom need your help in discovering the potential health benefits of dark chocolate. No, I'm not joking. As reported in yesterday's Telegraph, Scientists from the University of East Anglia, that's in Norfolk, England, are looking for 40 Continue reading