“Travel is little beds and cramped bathrooms. It’s old television sets and slow Internet connections. Travel is extraordinary conversations with ordinary people. It’s waiters, gas station attendants, and housekeepers becoming the most interesting people in the world. It’s churches that are compelling enough to enter. It’s McDonald’s being a luxury. It’s the realization that you…
Growing up, my jobs on Thanksgiving have remained fairly the same: set the table, watch the parade, and steal bites from every side dish before it was time to eat. This year however, was very different.
While the Crown Jewels may be tucked away in the Tower of London, one of the city’s best hidden gems can be found just a few blocks from Leister Square station. Sandwiched between SOHO and Covent Gardens, Seven Dials is a hidden village of colliding streets, mixing cultures, and lots & lots of shopping.
“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast” & London definitely does leisurely breakfast best. From waffles with a view to porridge and a cup of Joe, check out London’s most adorable breakfast nooks that are just waiting to become your new cozy niche.
While doorsteps in the States are flooded with pumpkins and turkey wreaths, life across the pond is already well into counting down the days until Christmas. With hundreds of light crawls & market stalls throughout the city, make sure to not miss these holiday festivals, freezing ice rinks, and snowman themed afternoon teas this Christmas in London.
From the cobbled Royal Mile to hilltop regal castles, Edinburgh is a city of twice the town and half the worry. Home to too many ghosts and too strong of whiskey, the city marks itself as one of the most vibrant and nostalgic towns within Scotland and all of the United Kingdom.
From stuffing suitcases to exchanging money, the one thing I didn’t think I had to worry about when I decided to study abroad in London was learning a new language. Little did I know, I was so wrong.
From the Romans to Jane Austen, Bath, England is the essence of British life and history. Home to ruins dating back to 43 AD, three hot springs, and inspiration to writers for centuries, one weekend in Bath had me house hunting for the perfect British winter home.
London is a city of great food. While a long week of pliés and grandé battlements may have meant less river cruises and more hours of studio training, I still had plenty of time to visit some of the most delicious places in London (with a friend who never refuses an expensive meal out).
When I moved to London almost three weeks ago, I was ready for the rain, the tea, and the accents. One thing I wasn’t expecting besides the dreary weather and adorable finger sandwiches though, was the love affair London has with vintage markets (a similarity that unfortunately I share).