Cruisin’ on the Thames

I took some friendly advice from a Londoner and spent the late afternoon cruising on the River Thames. I haven’t spent a whole lot of time touring the city yet, so he suggested this would be a good start.

The Tower of London is located next to the Pier, and as you can see there was something happening. Dear Google, ‘Why is the Tower of London covered in red flowers?’…

The Tower of London marked the 100th year anniversary of the First World War with an installation (the peonies) called Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red.

tower of londonThere will be 888,246 ceramic poppies to fill the Tower’s moat. One poppy for each British military fatality during the war.

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Bit by the Homesick Bug

This week has been a bit of a challenge. I’ve caught the homesick bug, cough cough.

Homesickness is such a strange feeling. It’s easy to forget that little pain in your heart when you’re distracted, but when it hits, it hits hard. Maybe the feeling is more like a mosquito bite? When you forget about it, you’re fine. Once that bite starts getting itchy, forrrgetttt about it, you’re done for. No matter what you try, it only seems to get worse.

Wahh. I miss home dammit.

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Bachelorette in Boston: Part Two

9AM came pretty quickly, along with a wake up call from the hotel.


“Good morning Ms. Edwards”

“Good morning, how are you?”

“I’m great, but I think your day is about to get A LOT better.”

And by A LOT, he meant that our dearest bestest friend had ordered us an in-room massages! The morning had already outdone itself.

Completely relaxed, I probably would have gone back to bed if it wasn’t for our brunch reservation.

Ahhh, good morning Boston.good morning boston

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The Bridal Shower

My best friend is getting MARRIED!

MARRIED? She’s going to be a wife to a wonderful man (soon to be hubby). I couldn’t be more thrilled, happy, tearful (happy tears) and excited to celebrate this beautiful day with such a beautiful couple.

I am also the MOH. YEAHHHH, MOH baby! (Maid of Honor or Honour)

How do you begin to plan a shower for the most beautiful, stylish and chic friend? Pinterest.

I created more boards, pinned for hours and overdosed on DIY project ideas and well, I would say, the shower was a success. The bride was gorgeous, the groom, elated, and lots of happy guests. What more could a MOH ask for?

Step one. The theme.

Garden Party Glam: Golds, mint, pinks & lavender with a touch of garden chic.

Step two. The prep.

gold letters

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