Patriotic London

Being an American, I’m used to a certain level of public patriotism, especially during the summertime. I’m used to seeing American flags waving in the wind, posters and banners placed all around town, and red, white, and blue EVERYWHERE. Our love of patriotic things becomes even more intense during the month of July. Every July,…

Easter in London

Happy EasterΒ πŸ°πŸ£πŸ‡πŸ€ Someone once described my clothing style as an “Easter egg throwing up.” While I am not sure they meant it as a compliment, I decided to take it as one. The world can be so boring in dark, monotonous colors. I like when things are bright, colorful, and expressive, and can be seen…

Man on the Moon and Christmas, too

I found this hidden gem while browsing instagram for christmassy things in London (can you tell that I have Christmas on my mind?). In case you haven’t seen it, I recommend watching the John Lewis Christmas Advert for this year. The “Man on the Moon” story was adorable, and the song is catchy. Watch it…

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

“Christmas waves a magic wand over the world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful” On a whim, I decided that a cold and dreary looking Wednesday night would be the perfect time to make my way across town to the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland. Ok, actually I was once again procrastinating (this seems…

Christmas in Covent Garden

It’s Christmas in Covent Garden! Since Covent Garden is a stone’s throw away from my classes, I visit this place often, especially around lunch time. I love just getting a hot drink and people watching in this area, since it is always crowded. Finally the christmas decorations have replaced the big floating balloons! Once again,…

It’s Christmas Time in the City!

Because England doesn’t celebrate Thanksgiving, I decided that it was socially acceptable to begin my Christmas celebrations right after Halloween. I know, it’s disgustingly early, but I’m still going to do it. And apparently London agrees with me, because lights have been popping up all over town! While avoiding doing any real work, I decided…

Thanksgiving in London

  Sad this is my first Thanksgiving that I won’t be traveling home to be with my family. Instead, I will be in classes all day (since this is only an American holiday) and have a museum trip tonight, so I have to postpone my celebrations until this weekend. With this in mind, a few…