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Category Archives: British

British men try high heels for a day

This I love …

(This video reminds me of a pair of black patent leather heels, which were gorgeous in theory – less so, when I walked around Tin Man-style around the office, not unlike these brave souls. The shoes remain in my closet and that is where they will stay.)

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New London tube map for walkers

London Tube walking map
Transport for London has just unveiled its new London Tube map, which shows how long it takes to walk to stations (so you can finally make an educated decision on whether it IS faster to walk versus take the Tube.) As a side note, it’s been my experience that it’s ALWAYS faster to walk when you’re up against the Circle Line, but that is neither here nor there …

Here is the full map for your viewing pleasure!

101 free things to do in London with kids

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is one of Time Out Magazine’s 101 places to visit in London with kids.

It’s been awhile since we’ve been back to London, but when we do, I’m bringing Time Out Magazine’s list of 101 free activities to do with kids in London.

Pop-In@Nordstrom: Liberty London

I’ve blogged about my love affair with Liberty London before. And so you can imagine my delight at seeing Liberty London’s home decor and giftables available stateside — at Nordstrom’s Pop-In Shop! Items range from gardening tools to stationery to clothing.

Here are also some other pieces that I have my eye on:

Floral print suitcase

Floral print suitcase, $95

Floral Print Charm Necklace, $30

Floral Print Charm Necklace, $30

Liberty Print Ballet Flat

Liberty Print Ballet Flat, $200

Liberty London will be at the Nordstrom Pop-In Shop until Aug. 2.

When you’re right about a princess …

Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

Presenting Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

Well, I just have to gloat for a moment … I really can’t believe that I nailed two of the three names for the new princess!

Check out my prediction here – and voila! It’s official!

Exciting news and a lovely name for a gorgeous little girl!

(And you can get your own royal baby name generator – mine is Queen Tynnifer Mansfield! Very regal!)

Can you pass for a proper Brit?

Can you pass for a proper Brit?

I just took the USA Today test measuring one’s proper Britishness and scored 9 out of 10. I am feeling exceedingly proud of myself, despite also wanting to kick myself for missing one.

Take the test for yourself and let me know your score!

Boden’s royal bodysuits

Boden bodysuits

In honor of the birth of Britain’s royal princess, Boden has unveiled its new bodysuits for babies, complete with celebratory bunting, crowns and the union jack. It’s $40 for two. Simply smashing for the new arrival in your life!

You sound like you’re from London …

I quite like this. My Brit-speak is getting rusty so always good to get a little refresher!

You Sound Like You're From London

A good card for an Anglophile

This card was too good to pass up!

A good card for an Anglophile

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10 Things That Brits Don’t Realize Are Offensive to Americans

Stephen Fry

Last week, I blogged about BBC America’s “10 things that Americans don’t realize are offensive to Brits” so naturally we need to cover the other side and discuss the 10 things that Brits don’t realize are offensive to Americans (most of these are pretty self-evident, IMHO, including saying Americans are unsophisticated and criticizing America.) I think the typical British reserve (replying monosyllabically to an American’s “How are you?”) can often be perceived as rude. Are there others?