London: from Harry Potter to Hamilton to Hampton Court (and Beyond!)

I could write a fancy introduction, or I could be straightforward about what this is. The fact is, I’ve written about what I ate in London, where I had tea, the Christmas decorations I saw, the exhibitions I visited (at the V&A and at Kensington Palace), and the flowers I ogled. And yet I still … More London: from Harry Potter to Hamilton to Hampton Court (and Beyond!)

London: Diana’s Fashion Story at Kensington Palace

I’ve visited Kensington Palace several times, and while all of it is worth seeing, there’s one corridor I always make a beeline for: the fashion exhibit, of course. In years past, this space has housed gorgeous gowns from the Queen, Princess Margaret, and Princess Diana. Currently, however, the space is dedicated to Diana alone. Obviously, … More London: Diana’s Fashion Story at Kensington Palace

London: A Colorful Morning on Columbia Road

The first time I visited Columbia Road Flower Market, I completely fell in love. An entire market dedicated only to flowers? I am so there. This time around, the market was no less charming. Located in East London near Shoreditch, Columbia Market is open every single Sunday, year-round. I wasn’t sure what I might find, visiting … More London: A Colorful Morning on Columbia Road

Oxford: Entranced by Hogwarts-Style Charm

A slow, steady rain fell throughout nearly the entire duration of my (quite brief) stay in Oxford, England, but it almost felt fitting. This town, filled as it is with stately, grand architecture, looks particularly beautiful in the rain. In other words, dreary moodiness just suits Oxford. After checking into my hotel – The Randolph, … More Oxford: Entranced by Hogwarts-Style Charm