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London Calling

London has long been one of my favorite cities in the world. From our first family vacation here in 1997, I’ve loved walking the streets, the late bright summer nights, the accents, the tube, and even sometimes the food. I’ve been back a number of times since, always finding a fun new way to take […]

CannesFusion

Our last night in London took us to Porte Des Indes for dinner, a French/Indian Fusion restaurant just off of Oxford Circus. I had never heard of these two cuisines intersecting before, but the combination was super. As locations go, it’s just a block north of Oxfrod Circus close to Marble Arch. Fairly easy to […]

Grab a Dinner Jacket

Ever since my family’s first trip to Covent Garden, when my sister and I had narrower palettes, a baked potato was just about our favorite thing to eat in London. Simple but satisfying, as is the norm in much of the UK, Dinner Jackets at Covent Garden serves up steaming hot spuds from a little […]

Lunch at Pemberly

We took a break from walking the Gardens of Chatsworth House (Pemberly, from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice) to grab lunch. Here’s what we thought. There are a few lunch options around Chatsworth House, most are little ice cream or pre-made sandwich stands that we skipped over enjoyed at the end of our meal. Up at […]

All Pride, no Prejudice.

A beautiful June day in the English countryside brought us to Chatsworth House. A pleasant 2 hour train ride (where we accidentally upgraded ourselves to First Class) from London, the house is thought to be the inspiration for Pemberley in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Chatsworth House (or Pemberley, as it will be called for the […]

High Tea with a Lady and her Gentleman

Knowing we only had a short window to get a lot done in London, we made the ambitious choice to book an Afternoon Tea hours after landing. This was a great decision. We attended the 5:30pm Afternoon Tea at the Anthenaum Hotel, at 116 Piccadilly right on Green Park. It was a beautiful London night […]

Adventure Awaits!

A Work-Cation to brag about June 2014 brings our greatest adventure to date, a month around Europe for work, play, and everything in between. Tour stops include… London, Paris, Amsterdam, Munich, Salzburg, Rome, and Tuscany. I’ve always been nervous about planning dinners and birthday celebrations for anyone but there’s much more (self-imposed) pressure to plan a European […]