London: Exploring Old Spitalfields Market

I love when I stumble upon something serendipitously, and Old Spitalfields Market in London was exactly one such thing. I had planned to stop by Columbia Road Flower Market and Shoreditch, but then the weather was so wonderful and the area so interesting that I just kept walking and walking and walking. And eventually, I walked … More London: Exploring Old Spitalfields Market

London: A Colorful Morning in Shoreditch and Beyond

Though I’m well aware of the criticism Shoreditch gets (see, for example, this, which alas makes valid points), I couldn’t help but kind of love it despite myself. Yes, it’s achingly hipster, but you know what else it happens to be? Very, very colorful, which is a quality I just adore, as evidenced time and time and … More London: A Colorful Morning in Shoreditch and Beyond

London: A Very British Tea at Hotel Cafe Royal

When in London, you are pretty much always surrounded by Very British Things (duh!), but there are some places that seem particularly British. For example? The afternoon tea at Hotel Café Royal, which comes complete with Tube-themed macarons and sweets reminding you to “keep calm and carry on.” Yep, God save the queen. The tea … More London: A Very British Tea at Hotel Cafe Royal

Things That Are Awesome, Vol. 181

The weekly (but not really because I’m always behind so maybe more like monthly) roundup of internet awesomeness: So good: Prince George to Justin Trudeau: Please Keep Your Filthy Peasant Hands Away from Me. Excitement is BUILDING, guys: Gilmore Girls “We’re Back” Featurette and We Ate Like Rory and Lorelai with the Gilmore Girls Cookbook. When … More Things That Are Awesome, Vol. 181