Friday fave :: The Cultivist UK launch at Leighton House Museum

Among the many hidden gems in London there is one that completely floored me this morning when I attended the UK launch of The Cultivist held at the Leighton House Museum.  Immediately upon entry I was captivated by the wall of Turkish blue tiles and the overall elegance of an entirely different time and place.The Leighton…

Friday fave :: the perfect serve of Boursin

I’ve been on the go lately as wanderlust has inevitably crept in to my spring and now summer plans. And since the Brit has some time off in between jobs we are looking forward to touring Vietnam and driving through New England over the next few weeks. On the days that we’re both home I’ve been…

Inspired by Paris

A few weeks ago I traded one grand city for another.  Joined by two other freelance friends, Christine & Kathy, we strolled through one arrondissement to the next over five days to take in Paris.  We couldn’t have picked a better week to be free from our day to day distractions and fuel up on our collective creative…

London food & lifestyle photography workshop in session

A man peered through Lyle’s large windows as I pointed my large lens at a lone tomato.  It must have been a funny sight to see 13 people in an otherwise empty restaurant with cameras strapped around their necks and one particularly photogenic tomato on a table.  What is this madness?

Friday fave :: One Fine Stay Paris

Bonjour! I just want to say a quick hello from Paris and share a few images of the One Fine Stay home my friends and I have been staying in over the last few days.  If you haven’t heard of One Fine Stay you’d do well to hop on their website and browse the hundreds of beautiful…

Friday fave: London Wellcome Collection

Step into the Wellcome Collection and you’ll be greeted by a bronze statue standing upside down from the ceiling.  You won’t be able to help but laugh.  It just looks so funny standing there!  Within a minute of entering the building I was already pleasantly surprised by the Wellcome Collection.For years I resisted visiting, even though it’s…

Modern Calligraphy 101 with Lamplighter London

The long dormant calligraphy enthusiast in me leapt back to life last Friday when I attended a 2 1/2 hr Modern Calligraphy 101 workshop led by Chiara Perano at the London Town Hall Hotel’s photogengic restaurant, Corner Room.  After a few attempts at learning calligraphy on my own through books, I packed all my tracing paper, writing instruments, ink…

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