Lady at the Commonwealth Games

I’m speeding through the Scottish countryside on the train from Glasgow to London. To my right are fluffy sheep, to my left big bovines. The hills are covered in pink wildflowers, and I have a serious urge to stand up and sing something from The Sound of Music. This is only partly due to the beautiful scenery, though. It’s mostly due to my excitement about the time I’ve just had at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Glasgow Central Station


Lady at the Whitstable Oyster Festival

There’s nothing I love more than a summer day by the sea. If that sea happens to have an abundance of delicious food in it, all the better. That’s why I spent yesterday at the Whitstable Oyster Festival in Kent.

Whitstable Oyster Festival


Lady’s Photos on BBC Travel

Exciting news today: I’m going to be tweeting and Instagramming about London for BBC Travel! From next week, I will be sharing my photos from around London on their Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Chinatown in London


Lady in Camden

Everything new and great in London seems to be going on east these days. But just when I think I have to trek over to Hackney or London Fields to get my fix, I find other areas of the city that are equally buzzing. Like Camden.

Camden Lock in London


Lady’s Road Trip Essentials – Win a Free Trip!

It’s summer. If there’s one thing I always want to do at this time of year, it’s take a road trip. Maybe it’s the American in me, always desiring to explore the open road. Or maybe it’s just the (occasional) British sunshine that tempts me to get in a convertible and go. Whatever the reason, it’s road trip o’clock and I need to get packing.

Road Trip Packing Essentials


Lady at Rivea

When the Bulgari Hotel opened in London, it was met with a lot of fanfare. After all, it’s not every day that one of the world’s most luxurious fashion brands launches a hotel. But the opening didn’t catch my attention nearly as much as the launch of its brand new restaurant, Rivea. Not least because the chef is the legendary Alain Ducasse.

Rivea Restaurant at the Bulgari Hotel in London


Lady at the Pub

Have you ever wondered what people around the world are doing at the the exact moment you’re doing something? When it’s 4pm on Saturday in London, I wonder if people in San Francisco are waking up to their morning coffee, and if others in Seoul are out dancing all night. My friend Jessica wondered this, too, and came up with the idea of having four bloggers around the world write about what they’re doing at an exact moment in time. This is that moment.

Fish and Chips in London


Lady at Marcus

The only thing happening faster than the pace of new restaurant openings in London is the pace of big changes at existing restaurants. From new menus to new chefs, the city is never satisfied. One of the most high-profile changes this year has been the refurbishment of Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley, a two-Michelin starred restaurant in Knightsbridge that recently reopened simply as Marcus.

Beef at Marcus Restaurant at The Berkeley in London


Lady at the Covent Garden Academy of Flowers

It’s wedding season. Every weekend from now until autumn, everyone I know will be attending a wedding at least once a month. To get into the spirit, I’ve decided to pick up a new skill. No, it’s not flirting with groomsmen (although I could probably benefit from that). It’s making bouquets.

Bouquet at Covent Garden Academy of Flowers in London


Lady’s Guide to the Henley Royal Regatta

The English summer season is in full swing. With the Chelsea Flower Show and Royal Ascot finished, Wimbledon and now the Henley Royal Regatta are underway. After last week’s visit to the tennis, I headed out west yesterday to spend a sunny day at the rowing, which is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year. And because my guide to Wimbledon was so well received, today I bring you A Lady in London’s guide to the Henley Royal Regatta.

Henley Royal Regatta Guide


Lady at Fera at Claridge’s

One of the best and worst things about living in London is the constant stream of new restaurant openings. I could spend every day going to one new restaurant after another and still not get to all of them. While this phenomenon keeps things exciting, it also makes it hard to keep up. And that’s why it’s nice to know which are actually worth a visit. Like Fera, the new restaurant at Claridge’s in London.

Lobster at Fera Restaurant at Claridge's in London


Lady’s Guide to the Wimbledon Tennis Championships

I’ve wanted to go to the Wimbledon Tennis Championships since I was five. My family traveled to London that summer and spent part of every afternoon watching the tennis at Wimbledon on TV. I was obsessed, and vowed to go in person someday. This week I finally got my chance, and now I bring you A Lady in London’s guide to Wimbledon.

Tennis at Wimbledon


Lady’s Map of London

Today I’m excited to launch something new on the A Lady in London blog: an interactive map of London’s neighborhoods! Given how many I’ve written about, I thought it would be helpful to put them all together in one place. Each neighborhood and my relevant blog posts are pinpointed, making it easy to get an idea of where everything is.


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