Category Ordinary Life

Room service in Luxembourg

It hasn’t been two weeks since I got home from Sydney and Singapore, and already I’m on the road again! Two days in Luxembourg, where I glamorously had room service by myself at the hotel . . . Tomorrow I fly back to London for a night, and then on to Seattle for about a […]

Walking around Surry Hills

One of my favorite things to do in a new city is simply to walk around and see what it looks like, both in the famous touristy sections, but also in the ordinary neighborhoods.  What does real life look like there?  Here are some photos I collected during the week we stayed in the Surry […]

A Christmassy Saturday in London

I love Christmas in London–and I realized last night that this is my last weekend in London until after the New Year!  I’ll be in New York next weekend for a wedding, then in Luxembourg for work, and then off to Australia for Christmas and New Year’s.  So today I went into full Christmas mode. […]

Saturday at The Ned

I’ve had a gift card to the Cowshed at The Ned burning a hole in my wallet for nearly a year now.  Matt gave it to Justin as a Christmas gift last year, but he hasn’t been able to use it, and since it will expire before he makes it back to London, he said […]

Everything is better on blue and white

Turns out my 18th Century Chinese dish is the perfect size and shape for a burrito bowl from Chipotle. Yum!

“The ‘breast of the nymph in the brake’ astounds no one”

Ever vigilant in keeping my gardening standards at the cutting edge of taste, Lady took to heart Muriel Stuart’s sage advice that gnomes and pheasants are out . . . . . . but stone nymphs are in . . . . . . with the happy result that my window boxes are now graced […]

Cosy

It’s November in London, which means the days are chilly and oh-so-short. Time for blankets and candles and Danish porcelain full of wintry minty herbal tea…