Diamond Jubilee Tea for Two

Fortnum & Mason, tea, fruit scones, and clotted cream. These are a few of my fav-or-riteeee things!

Hoping to make a lover of tea & scones out of Nic, I brought her to afternoon tea at the Fortnum & Mason Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon.

Afternoon tea is the tradition of having tea and a little something between lunch & dinner. It’s a nice opportunity to sip tea, nibble on mini sandwiches, dessert & maybe a glass of champagne or two and catch up on girl time. Afternoon tea seems like such a British thing to do when an American comes to visit!

My dear friend Cathy introduced me to F&M, one of her favorite spots, during my first month here in London and it’s quickly become a favorite of mine.

Fortnum teapot

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It’s All About That Turkey

Thanksgiving is my most favorite holiday.

Good company, delicious food and very little stress. It’s alllllll about the turkey & being thankful for all the good things in life.

This year I had a million little things to be thankful for and therefore, decided to bring Thanksgiving to London.

This is what my miniature fridge looks like packed with dinner for 11. It’s a bit like Jenga. Taking one thing out runs the risk of everything toppling out!

Mini Fridge

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Mama in London!

Well it’s been quite some time since I’ve visited the blog and I have no good excuse other than – where does the time go!?

Oh yes, and my laptop died, which can make this whole blog thing a bit tricky. Luckily, my brother agreed to trade his laptop for my iPad…and a few dollars and saved me from emptying my savings account on a new shiny laptop.

And guess who else was in town, MAMA!

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Tour de Paris!

Ahh, Paris! The city of lights and love.

Due to a delayed flight (naughty BA), I had arrived later than I had hoped but I was prepared to squeeze in a bit of Parisian touring.

The city holds a very special place in my heart as it was my first trip to Europe in 2006 with my Aunt Linda and Uncle Mark. We rang in 2007 under the glittering Eiffel Tower and it was as magical as it sounds. My Aunt & Uncle are two of the most seasoned travelers I know, making my first abroad an unforgettable one.

I caught the traveling bug.

This is my fourth trip to Paris and each time, I fall in love just a bit more.

view from the hotel

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