London Cupcake and Chocolate tour Oreo cookie brownie

My DIY London Cupcake and Chocolate Walking Tour

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It was my birthday and what better way to celebrate than to visit my favorite London cupcake and chocolate shops in Soho for a day of sugar treats?  My travel writer friend, Kristen, who I met at the NY Times Travel Show earlier this year, met me for lunch at Café Deco on Store Street […]

London Street Art Shoreditch

London Shoreditch Street Art Tour with a Tween

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Last summer in London, my niece will tell you I tortured her with art.  If I tell the story, while I’m sure I should say it was an educational experience (which it was), it was actually a bit of revenge for her shopping torture I endured in Paris. At eleven, she wasn’t quite so keen […]

London Transport Museum

The London Transport Museum – A Hidden Gem for Kids of All Ages

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Apparently, I was spending too much time at the museum display as the quiet was interrupted by the words “Aunt Sue let’s go!” as my niece had stamped her ticket at this attraction and was ready to move on.  Me?  Not so much, I was quickly realizing that the London Transport Museum was a hidden […]

Place de la Concorde and Roue de Paris at night

Going Round and Round in Paris, London and Seattle #FriFotos

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This week’s #FriFotos theme is “Circles” …..I thought round and round…..then my mind wandered to the Dead or Alive song “You Spin Me Round (like a Record)” before landing on the Ferris Wheel (don’t ask how my mind associates things).  Many cities have added Ferris Wheels to attract tourists and provide incredible city views (who […]

Harrods Ice Cream Parlour

A Tasty Treat at Harrod’s Ice Cream Parlour

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“I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream” unless, like me, you are lactose intolerant, then you just sit there sad with your once scoop of sorbet remembering a time when you could enjoy ice cream (yes, I’m still bitter by my diagnosis). Here I was at Harrod’s Ice Cream Parlour  at the iconic luxury […]

Pink flower London

The Flowers of St. James’s Park in London

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It’s funny what you don’t see when it’s right in front of you – for years, I stayed in Park Lane across from Buckingham Palace and never entered the park preferring to stay on Piccadilly and use the Underground.  This summer, I finally took that walk in the park – St. James’s Park in London […]

The London Eye capsule at the top

The London Eye: The Ferris Wheel Rising above the Thames for Great Views

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In the year 2000, the Millennium Wheel was unveiled along the Thames. The enclosed Ferris Wheel welcomed the new century by adding a modern structure to the landscape of this old city. For more than ten years, the cab would drive along the Thames on the way to the office in The City and I […]

Changing of the Guard

5 Days in London, the Leisurely Tween Itinerary

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Over the past ten years, I’ve visited London generally once a year for work or for a stopover on an award ticket during vacation.  I’ve become comfortable with the city and have my favorites so when my niece asked “can we go to London too?”, I said “yes”.  I said “yes” because we were already […]

St. Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, on the outside looking up

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Crossing the pond to London has become a yearly trek as part of my job (great perk, right?).  There is, of course, a downside to the trek (cue tiny violins) – my agenda rarely gives me time to explore the city.  Over the years,  I’ve taken advantage of the free stopover that British Airways allows […]

Rainy Day London – Visiting The British Museum

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Over the past twenty years visiting London, I am hesitant to admit I hadn’t visited The British Museum.  It’s free!  Great Art!  The Rosetta Stone (not the language classes)!  Classic museum!  There were so many reasons for a visit and with each block of free time, I chose to instead walk and explore the city […]