Art for your soul

I was prepared to sit and write about my day tonight. I am beginning to realize that my blog tends to embody a diary at times. Whenever I feel the need to rant or scream or cry or laugh or share some thrilling bit of news, I want to write about it. However, tonight I …

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Chez Antoinette

Hello, #SundayBrunchDay! I realize Sunday is nearly over, but you can make any day #BrunchDay and should you ever happen to stroll through London on a beautifully sunny morning you should take the time to enjoy a relaxed brunch at Chez Antoinette. Simple, seasonal, delightful French food; antique furniture, mismatched porcelain, exposed stone and low ceilings. …

The Eagle & Child

Day five in England. 1:40 pm, rainy. I am sat in a cozy country pub in Northern England and I do not ever want to leave. This trip has been a whirlwind, between trains, planes, and emotions, and I finally have a moment to breathe. The fiancé (!!!) is off at an appointment and I …

Et un cappuccino

I love coffee. I never drink coffee at home, and so I love finding cafes in which to enjoy said coffee. And I love sitting on a terrace while I enjoy said new cafe coffee. Unfortunately, May has not gotten the memo that spring has sprung, and today's chilly weather is not adequate for new …

Blooming butterflies

Days off are a rarity for me. True, do-nothing-all-day, void-of-any-responsibilities, absence-of-looming-thoughts-at-the-back-of-your-mind, days off days are practically never in the cards for me. So whenever a day "off" does come along, I like to find ways to maximize it. Today happens to be one of those days only because appointments were unexpectedly canceled, and I now …