Category United Kingdom

Wonder.land & Little updates

Comical and thought-provoking: Wonder.land led a night full of laughter and wonder. This was my fifth show in London and perhaps my favorite. As you can probably tell from the name, it was a modern twist on Alice in Wonderland. The plot focuses on the life of a teenage girl Alice whose parents were recently […]

Columbia Road Flowers Market

“The earth laughs in flowers.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson After seeing the absolutely gorgeous photos from Courtney’s blog last night, I decided that I must venture out to Columbia Road, where 20-30 flower vendors gather every Sunday. It was an hour walk from my flat, but it was so worth it! (Perhaps I will write another […]

International Fashion Showcase 2016

London Fashion Week….for free? “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” – Confucius Being a lover of clothing trends, I looked for tickets right away when I heard London Fashion Week was coming up. Though that seat near the runway costs about 10 trips to Bath, which I didn’t think would be worth it. […]

Matilda 5 Pounds Ticket

“The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She traveled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.” […]

Cambridge & Flat Dinner

  “I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.’” —Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar Wow! I cannot believe I have been in London for almost a month. The days feel much shorter here, especially since the sun sets at around 5 […]

Coin-flipping.

“Whenever you’re called on to make up your mind, and you’re hampered by not having any, the best way to solve the dilemma, you’ll find, is simply by spinning a penny. No — not so that chance shall decide the affair while you’re passively standing there moping; but the moment the penny is up in the air, you suddenly know what you’re […]

Day 6: Being a Traveler…or a Tourist?

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert Bright and early Sunday morning I crawled out of bed and came to Richard’s apartment for breakfast. We could not resist the delicious eggs and bacon…Well, that’s what I intended to happen. Instead, being a sleepyhead, I woke […]