Thursday, August 21

Swoon Swimwear

It's August and practically the end of summer so very appropriately I bring you... swimsuits. Why not?!

Tuesday, August 12

Brimfield Antique Market - An Antique Heaven.

The Brimfield Antique Show is America's oldest outdoor market and the biggest in New England, the USA and among the biggest in the world. Once we found ourselves on that side of the Atlantic and with the big renovation back in London there was no question of missing it.

Tuesday, July 22


Like a sleeping beauty, awakening after 100 years of sleep here I am again. Refreshed, relaxed and ready for some blog action.The above work of art is by Danish-born artist Jeppe Hein and has the didactic value I have been following the past few months. I haven't exactly been missing in action, I've been busier than ever, enjoying life more fully and without many of the self-imposed obligations and meaningless responsibilities. I have changed continents, homes, habits and priorities. Taking a break to stand back and absorb is always a good idea.

Friday, March 21

Family Zoo

Because as my husband said: "everybody wants a monkey on their car"...

Claydon House

We went we saw we loved. Claydon House is a seriously stunning home that financially broke its ambitious owner (hidden message here?) Visitors can see the model of the initial structure but today only the west wing remains. It's magnificent and lavish enough to wow guests like my eldest  daughter who kept exclaiming upon entering every room.

Tuesday, March 4

Out & About in London Town

I know you'll think 'she goes out a lot' but it's just London and for London standards it is not a lot. We're still nowhere near the B.C. (before children) glory days and the truth is that I stay in an equal amount of time as going out - it's balance. But kiddo, life is short and it's got to be enjoyed, preferably with food. Here are just a few of our recent outings in case you're looking for new spots to hit.

Ember Yard - great small dishes prepared on charcoal. Note: no high chairs for kids.

Plum & Spilt Milk

I am not the strictest reviewer out there but I am not one easy to please either and Plum & Spilt Milk definitely hit the spot with me.

Northern Soul

We recently visited family up north and took the train which is always lovely. It is incredible how different the pace (and cost) of life is the minute you step outside of London.