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London

Trooping the Colour at Horse Guards Parade

Every June, The Queen’s official birthday is celebrated through Trooping the Colour (TTC). This year’s Trooping the Colour falls on Saturday, 9 June 2018 and will be trooped by the Colour of the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards. Founded in 1650, the Coldstream Guards are the ones with red plumes on the right of the bearskin. My friends …

London, Travel, Vancouver

Captain George Vancouver: From UK to Vancouver

Today marks the 260th birthday of Captain George Vancouver, the namesake of Vancouver and Vancouver Island, BC (as well as Vancouver, WA and others). I had long been curious about Captain George Vancouver, one of Britain’s greatest explorers, and decided that when I moved to the UK, I must visit his birth and burial place. …

Fashion, London

Burberry – Makers House

When I saw photos of Burberry’s Elizabethan-inspired clothing on the website, I knew I had to find out more. Visiting the Burberry website led me to an invitation to the 8-day free pop-up fashion and crafts event co-hosted by Burberry (the luxury British fashion brand known for its trench coats and trademark check pattern) and The New Craftsmen (a network …

London

Moving to and Living in London On a Budget

Today marks my 6th month anniversary in London, England! Additional comments added in dark blue. Moving to London Prior to moving to London, I found the blog posts on moving to the UK on Alyssa Writes extremely helpful, particularly regarding the Youth Mobility Scheme (Tier 5) application for Canadians. Alyssa has written two posts on the subject, …

Lifestyle, London

Afternoon Tea (Easter) at Harrods’ Georgian Restaurant

Recently, my friend bayandbloor.ca and her toddler daughter were visiting London and wanted to visit Harrods. After wandering about, we decided to have afternoon tea. We had thought there was only one place inside Harrods where guests could enjoy afternoon tea but later learned that just about every cafe, bar, or restaurant inside Harrods offered afternoon tea. We ended …

World of Costume

Dickensian: Miss Havisham’s Wedding Dress

Those of us who’ve been following BBC’s 20-part Dickensian since Boxing Day last year were in tears on Sunday, 21 February. The series finale was brilliant and left viewers craving for more. Should Dickensian be renewed – a formal decision will be made at some point this month – we know we’ll be seeing Jacob Marley’s ghost, …

Fashion

OOTD: Boden ‘Isla’ Black Watch Dress

After a year and two months, I can finally debut my second favourite dress (my favourite being the vintage green velvet dress): Boden‘s ‘Isla’ Dress in Black Watch! I was browsing Instagram’s Explore page at the end of 2014 when I noticed this beautiful Black Watch dress on Forever Amber (one of my favourite fashion bloggers), …