Category Archives: England

Embarking on an Extraordinary Journey with Taylors of Harrogate

Slurp and spit. Then repeat. I’m stood by a spittoon next to friends and polite company with an assembly line of teas: black, green, herbal and fruity and we’re quickly becoming experts in tea tasting. Slurping with force helps to coat the tongue and allows for catching more notes of the tea we were told…

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Weekend in Cornwall at the Artist Residence

Embracing the art of slow living during the nitty gritty of everyday life is not something I excel at. I’ve never been known to be patient and too often suffer from a bad habit of attempting to cram in three days worth of to do lists into one day – only to be overwhelmed by it…

Unrequited love in the U.K.

Last Friday morning, when the EU referendum results shocked the world, I woke up in a country remarkably different to the one I slept in the night before. Mark had already rushed off to work to deal with the tumbling financial market and I was left to stare at the news in complete disbelief and…

Ascot Chase Day

What do you do when you get an invitation to a day at the Ascot racecourse for the Royal Ascot fine dining preview launch headlined by two Michelin star chefs Raymond Blanc and Phil Howard? Start shopping for the fanciest hat you can afford of course. That is until I realized smart casual is the dress code for premier…

A quick Cambridge wander

Whenever I have State-side guests visiting I love to take them out of London for a day trip.  A few weekends ago, Carolina & I spent an afternoon in Cambridge to admire the architecture, punt and try traditional English fare with a full English breakfast and afternoon tea.  

An afternoon at the Whitstable Oyster Festival

We ventured to Whitstable, the English seaside town in Kent, on Sunday to partake in the annual week-long Whitstable Oyster Festival.  I visited Whitstable a few years back and loved spending a quiet afternoon by the sea with the Brit.  This time around we were joined by three friends to experience the delicacies and charms of Whitstable.

On location with Marte Marie Forsberg

There were 9 of us, from various parts of Europe, who convened in idyllic Shaftesbury this past Saturday for Marte Marie Forsberg’s food photography workshop. Over hot chocolate and pastries in Marie’s charming English cottage, with the fireplace ablaze and slippers on, she delved into the elements of visual story telling, branding and portfolio building….

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