Tag Archives: UK

Holiday Shopping – London to Oxford

With the better exchange rate for the Canadian dollar, it makes UK shopping less outrageous. Scratching the shopping surface, I’ve only made it to mass retailers this journey. I’ll have to save the next trip for cheap vintage finds at the markets and for bespoke lux just off High Street. Favorite places to hit up […]

London Gold

For culture enthusiasts, London is a playground like no other. There are a lot of sites that talk about it already, so I’ll digress here. My personal recommendation would be Time Out. Of the fascinating cultural landmarks I’ve perused, one rare must see opportunity would be the London 2012 medals at the famed British Museum.

Falling ♥ In With London: Getting Around

So, I had an advantage being centrally located by the Victoria Station hub at the Lime Tree Hotel. As my realtor uncle would say “location, location, location” (also the moniker of one of my favorite British TV programs on Ch. 4).  I found London to be fairly easy to navigate, easier than the square grid […]

Falling In ♥ With London: Accomodations With Soul – Lime Tree Hotel

  London. What started off as a check mark to my bucket list has quickly turned into one of my favorite travel destinations, thanks to the hospitality and cozy accommodations at the Lime Tree. Ranked in the top 20 of Trip Advisor’s B&B list, the Lime Tree Hotel is centrally located to many attractions (Buckingham […]

Coffee Connoisseurs Like Siphon Brews

Many epiphanies, ideas and posts have been born over a latte or Americano and now I can add siphon coffee to my list of inspirations. Aaron of Kafka’s Coffee and Tea (kafkascoffee.ca) on Main St. showed me how serious coffee is made with a siphon while sharing tips and and bit of history for this […]

Bright Star: An Epic Romance

Every holiday season I like to kick back and enjoy a few good movies, either new blockbuster hits or recent foreign films. To catch up, I selected Bright Star, a British film directed by New Zealand native Jane Campion. Selected for the Festival De Cannes and the Toronto Film Festival, it didn’t disappoint. An appropriate […]