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Christmas at the Historic Royal Palaces in London

Having recently become a member of the Historic Royal Palaces, I decided to visit three in London for their special Christmas events from 27 December 2015 – 3 January 2016: Kensington Palace, Tower of London, and Hampton Court (it’s in zone 6). Kensington Palace A photo posted by V (@ladyandtherose) on Dec 27, 2015 at 8:52am …


Christmas in London

With one more week to go until Christmas, I’m sharing photos of the Christmas decorations and activities around London! #SevenDials’ #wreaths with #whiteroses. 🙂 #christmasdecorations #London #instalondon #igerslondon A photo posted by V (@ladyandtherose) on Dec 6, 2015 at 4:52am PST The Royal Arcade – Est. 1879 #London #OldBondStreet #RoyalArcade #arcade #architecture #Victorian #christmasdecor #christmasdecorations …

Fashion, London

CHANEL Mademoiselle Prive Exhibit in London

“The best things in life are free. The second best things are very, very expensive.” – Gabrielle Chanel Gabrielle Chanel could not have understood so many of us and summed it up better. I found out about the CHANEL Mademoiselle Privé exhibit at the Saatchi Gallery in London on the opening day (13 Oct) by chance on Twitter. …

Lifestyle, London

Afternoon Tea at Fortnum & Mason’s Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon

Happy Afternoon Tea Week, UK! Afternoon Tea Week (ATW) started yesterday, 10 August, and will end on Sunday the 16th. In honour of ATW, I will take a break from blogging about Paris, and blog on two afternoon tea’s I had in London in April. The first one was at Fortnum & Mason’s Diamond Jubilee …

60th Anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation;
Lifestyle, London

60th Anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation

Last year in 2012, we celebrated Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. This year – that is, this summer – we [will] celebrate the Queen’s 60th anniversary of her coronation, which took place on 2 June 1953. Here are some events and memorabilia to celebrate Her Majesty’s coronation anniversary: June 2nd: BBC Coronation season (source: bbc.co.uk) …

125 Years since Jack the Ripper;
London, Travel, Vancouver, World of Costume

125 Years since Jack the Ripper

Today’s post will be rather gruesome and dark, so perhaps you’d like to read another post. This 2013 year marks the 125th ‘anniversary’ of the Whitechapel murders. Between September to October 1888, Jack the Ripper – still unidentified, unfortunately – killed and mutilated at least 5 women from the impoverished Whitechapel district. Most of these …