Five things to do on a day out in Notting Hill

Ahh, the gorgeous Notting Hill. Home to the famous Portobello Road…or maybe you know it from the movie with That Blue Door and Hugh Grants floppy hair…this colorful neighborhood has a feel all its own. A day in Notting Hill is always a good one, and is never quite enough! Here’s my list of theContinue reading “Five things to do on a day out in Notting Hill”

Blooming London: Where to Find London’s prettiest Magnolia

The warm weather this year has shocked all of London, including the delicate and pretty magnolia blossom – they are being coaxed out a bit early this year! I thought I would share a few of my favorite place to find these majestic flowering trees. Early to mid-March is typically peak magnolia in London, butContinue reading “Blooming London: Where to Find London’s prettiest Magnolia”

IG Talk: How to reach 10K on Instagram

I still remember having a conversation with another instagrammer about reaching 10,000 followers. I said something along the lines of “Once I have 10K, I won’t pay attention to my numbers anymore.” She laughed. And you know what, I was definitely being naive! As much as I don’t want to pay attention to the numbers,Continue reading “IG Talk: How to reach 10K on Instagram”

My Guide to Surviving January in London (or anywhere)

It’s cold and dark outside. I’ve just recovered from the flu. I’m endlessly searching warm places to holiday. It must be January! Do you feel it? I’ve never been particularly good at January, but especially since moving to London where it’s dark and the weather is often grey/rainy, I’m not the easiest person to beContinue reading “My Guide to Surviving January in London (or anywhere)”

London in Bloom: Five Best Places to See Cherry Blossom

Planning a trip to London? I can’t think of a prettier time to visit when the cherry blossoms are out in bloom. It’s no wonder it’s my favorite time of year in London. So, when can you see cherry blossoms and where should you go to get the best shots of these lovely pink blooms?Continue reading “London in Bloom: Five Best Places to See Cherry Blossom”

In Paris: One Day, Five Patisseries

When my friend, Sara, invited me to a one day trip to Paris with the sole purpose of eating desserts, I booked my Eurostar tickets before even checking to make sure someone could watch my kids. Sara is a formally trained patisserie chef, and knows her way around the vast city of Paris with aContinue reading “In Paris: One Day, Five Patisseries”

London is Pink Guide: Holland Park

One of my absolute favorite neighborhoods to get lost in is Holland Park. Holland Park is the genteel, quieter neighbor of the wild and colorful Notting Hill. It’s like the older sister who grew up, settled down and decided to buy a few nice things. But, even though older, she’s not afraid to show theContinue reading “London is Pink Guide: Holland Park”