August 10, 2011


With 4 little la la’s running about I need a little escape from reality from time to time [truthfully, I needed this before the littles  - - I mean, don't we all?].  My choice of escape is usually, to another time or place, by way of a book or movie.

I mentioned France just the other day but it feels only right to chat about my even longer love of all things English.  I can’t help but daydream of being in the English countryside, sipping on cup of tea and visiting with my dear English friend, Maggie.  There is just always a piece of my heart that feels very at home in England.

Currently, I’m getting my British fix by way of Downton Abbey [a Masterpiece Classic on PBS which you can watch instantly on Netflix]. I’m totally hooked on the lives of both the noble family that inhabit this estate and the servants that run it.  It’s a pretty great escape to another time and another place.  I can assure you that.  [I'm just trying to figure out what I'll watch once I'm through with this series].  Do you have any favorite ways to escape?  Favorite books?  Favorite movies?

Needing a bit more of a Brit fix?  You can read my other posts on England here.

PS- Today is the last day to enter the Sorting with Style Giveaway.  I’ll announce a winner tomorrow.

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November 16, 2010
Have you heard of the Kate Spade Pop up Shop in London?
If not, let me introduce you.
I’m pleased to introduce you to,
Bold Color Meets Perfection. . .





And here is a little video to get a better look inside the house.

December 16, 2008


Loving these mugs and many others from Emma Bridgewater.  Have a look around the website as there are many more darling items.  Now I’m signing off for tea with a magazine.. looking for a bit of happiness myself.
Do you have a favorite mug that you always drink out of?  What does it look like?  My fav is a mug I picked up in England last spring that is white and says “Posh Totty” in pink.  After I bought it, I thought maybe I don’t want to call myself a Posh Totty.  But I thought it was funny and my British friend Mags thought it was really funny!  And I get a good chuckle every time I sip my tea!
October 15, 2008

I am having withdrawls today….one year ago today hubby and I headed to London and Paris for our anniversary.  The pic of the Eiffel Tower was taken from our hotel balcony.  That was our view . . . sigh!
{images : Trina McNeilly}
August 1, 2008

Today my sister is returning.  She has been wondering around Europe for the past few months.   We started together in England and I returned and she continued on.  England to Holland to Germany, back to Holland, to Prague, Vienna & Budapest.  Most of her time was spent taking an art class in Prague, however.
I am just glad to have my sister return.  I’m heading to the airport with my brother to retrieve her.  We had an emotional parting in the middle of a square in York, England with music playing and such.
The above photos are from our short time in Haworth, home of the Bronte’s.  We are somewhat of Bronte fanatics.  
Amy is a so creative and smart.  I know she is going to do some amazing things.  She inspires me incredibly and any ounce of creativity or style that I have has to be attributed to her.  We are extremely different and in some ways very much the same.  Both of us love to write and we have been writing letters back and forth for several years.  Sending letters over the ocean and receiving them from foreign soil has been very fun!
I wish you all a very happy weekend filled with everything that makes your heart happy.  And in honor of Amalia’s return I leave you with a passage from one of my favorite poems by Emily Bronte that I find quite appropriate!
Now trust a heart that trusts in you ,
And firmly say the word Adieu;
Be sure wherever I may roam,
My heart is with your heart at home;