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How to throw a British party

British invitation

No British party would be complete without these decorations, courtesy of Chickabug. Items include bunting, water bottle labels, cupcake wrappers and toppers, and thank you cards. Jolly good!


Gap Britwear for boys

I love Gap’s dedication to the union jack! Check out some of their boys’ stuff!

Gap has a 25% off sale on all regular priced items through Sunday. Enter Gap25 at checkout!

Happy Halloween

I want to carve a union jack o’ lantern! Next year! Photo credit: New Ravenna Mosaics

Can you believe it’s Halloween already? I’ve been looking forward to this day for so long (we bought costumes back in mid-September) and yet I always feel rushed to prepare.

Anyway, this year I’ve kept it mercifully simple. Bought a giant bag of candy at Target, which promises 180 pieces (okay, now there’s more like 160 pieces, but never mind…), which should hopefully be enough. We’ve decorated the house a bit (complete with orange twinkle lights) and we’ve carved our pumpkins early! (and knock on wood, they haven’t collapsed from mold.)

Even more fun? Our family is dressing up this year, Peter Pan-themed! J.M. Barrie would be so proud. I shall be Tiger Lily!

Have a lovely and safe Halloween, all!

British at heart

I spotted this online and love the retro vibe and cultural references! It’s available as a T-shirt via this link.

Mini Boden goes big with union jack styles

Have you seen the spring line from Mini Boden USA?

I’m loving all of these pieces. They’ve gone really big with union jack items for boys this season – even including canvas union jack sneakers! Sadly, they haven’t shared the Britlove for girls (although there are some gorgeous floral numbers that I wish were available in grown-up sizes).

Get it while you can! These items are sure to sell out quickly!

Union jack kids’ bedrooms

The union jack is a fantastic design element. Take a gander at these children’s bedrooms, all using the union jack as a motif.

A special thanks to Mix and Chic for sourcing these photos.

Lunch for one (anglophile)

A few weeks ago, I blogged about my search for the right bento box – and found one that fit the bill. Not only was it a good lunch solution but it doubled as a London double decker bus.

So, what about British lunch bags, I could hear you ask. How about this?

You know how I feel about union jack items – LOVE THEM. This little insulated neoprene lunch bag by Dabba Walla is machine washable, stain resistant and perfect for holding your your little (or big) anglophile’s lunch (ie. cheese ploughman’s, scotch eggs, crisps, pudding, etc.).

Fit for a queen

Be the envy of your anglophile friends with these amazing pillows by Naked Decor. They’re designed by Supon, a Thailand-born, U.S.-based graphic designer, who specializes in distinctive home accessories for style-minded homeowners.

They also sell luggage tags, book ends, clocks and yes, even coasters with the queen’s head. All are part of their British Invasion collection. Note: They currently only ship to the U.S.