“One's destination is not a place, but a new way of seeing things.”

Henry Miller

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

London’s Fashion Week Day 1: The V&A Museum

My eyes feasted on beauty today. For three hours, those things called legs became slaves to the tantalizing textures, seductive shapes and vibrant colors that beckoned at every turn I made in the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum. With the absolutely horrific weather London has seen in the past couple of days, I canceled a trip to Birmingham (and was… Read more →

The street outside my apartment

Essential Tips for Apartment Hunting in London

Housing can be a nightmare for anyone who’s looking for their first apartment – especially if it’s in a foreign country! My search for an affordable apartment in London was not a walk in the park; read more about where I’m living here. Read on for some important things I’ve learned about the housing market in the city: When to… Read more →

The inside of my tiny, tiny apartment

Life as a Notting Hill Tenant

I’m a lucky girl – I get to live in one of the premier neighborhoods of London for the duration of my co-op with Kobalt. As a point of reference, I’d say living in Notting Hill is the equivalent of living in Boston’s Back Bay or Beacon Hill or in New York City’s Greenwich Village or East Village (but only… Read more →

Collection of old cameras at the Portobello Market

The Rich Man’s Market: Portobello Road

It’s an unspoken rule in England that you must go out when there’s beautiful weather, or even semi-beautiful weather. Sunshine and blue skies are precious things that cannot be wasted when rain and storm clouds lurk nearby. Emilee and I spent our first weekend in Notting Hill by visiting the renowned Portobello Market, made famous by the movie Notting Hill… Read more →