Lady in Tignes

It’s no secret that this year’s ski season in the French Alps hasn’t had the snowiest start. While most resorts are open, many aren’t operating at full capacity yet. But even with less snow than normal, there is still a lot to do in places like Tignes.

French Alps in Tignes

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Lady Loves London’s Christmas Lights

Londoners are a little obsessed with Christmas. It’s hard not to be. The weather may be cold and the days so short we marvel the sun bothers to rise, but what keeps us from hibernating in our local pub is that the streets are so amazingly bright we can’t help tearing ourselves away from our tenth first pint to get outdoors and into the Christmas spirit.

Christmas Lights on Carnaby Street in London

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Lady’s Frequently Asked Questions

One of the best things about being a blogger is that I get to interact with people from all over the world. New readers and loyal subscribers alike get in touch to ask all kinds of questions, and I love being able to communicate with them. Over the years, a number of questions have come up repeatedly, and today I’m launching a Frequently Asked Questions section on the A Lady in London blog.

Big Ben from the London Eye

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Lady at the Birmingham Christmas Markets

One of the best things about traveling in Europe in the winter is the Christmas markets. From Cologne to Copenhagen, Salzburg to Strasbourg, seemingly every city is bursting with seasonal sausages and Santa Clauses. But over the years I’ve learned that you don’t have to leave England to find some of the biggest Christmas markets in Europe. Namely, those in Birmingham.

Birmingham Christmas Markets

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Lady’s List of Where Not to Travel in 2015

As someone who spends most of her life traveling, I try to focus my trips on places that are worth visiting. Every December I plan the following year, making sure to book travel to the worthwhile places and not the unworthy ones. This year I’ve come across a number of destinations that are not worth visiting come January. To help you avoid any travel faux pas, today I bring you A Lady in London’s list of where NOT to go in 2015. You’re welcome.

Sculpture of Rope in Wapping, London

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Lady Launches a Photo Gallery

Today I’m excited to announce a new addition to the A Lady in London blog: a photo gallery! Over the years, my love of travel has developed into a love of photography. I’ve enjoyed sharing my travel photos with you, and because of the positive response my photography has received I’ve created a SmugMug gallery where you can buy my travel photos and gifts online.

Umbrella in Malacca

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Lady’s Expat Thanksgiving Survival Guide

Thanksgiving can be a minefield for expats and foreigners. From too-small ovens that can’t hold your giant turkey to confusion as to why your American friends don’t remember every detail of the first Thanksgiving, cultural differences can cause a lot of stress. So to help people from both sides of the Atlantic navigate the holiday and avoid the slippery slope of social awkwardness, today I bring you A Lady in London’s Expat Thanksgiving Survival Guide.

Thanksgiving Centerpiece

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Lady’s Thanksgiving Giveaway

It’s almost Thanksgiving! For American expats around the world, being away from home on Thanksgiving can be difficult. Today I’m going to help ease the pain by sharing with you an app that allows you to call family and friends in the US for free (until January, no less!) and by giving one lucky reader £200 towards a Turkey Day feast on Thursday.

Thanksgiving Dinner

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Lady at The Grill at The Dorchester

There are entirely too many restaurants in London. Well, not too many, but enough that I could spend every night of the next year eating at a different restaurant and still not come close to having tried a fraction of them. But why would I want to do that when there are some restaurants worth going back to? Like The Grill at The Dorchester, which just re-opened after an extensive renovation.

New Grill at the Dorchester in London

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Lady’s Guide to Christmas Events in London

Winter is not my favorite time of year. As a Californian, I grew up with “winter lite”, a season where scarves were fashion statements and boots were worn with bare legs and miniskirts. But now that I face the annual reality of cold, dark London winters, I have to find ways to cope. As such, I’ve put together a little survival guide for the run-up to Christmas, and today I bring you A Lady in London’s guide to Christmas events in London.

Christmas Tree in London

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Lady’s Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas is coming! There are only five more Mondays until December 25th, and that means it’s time to get shopping. To inspire you, I’ve scoured the country for great Christmas gift ideas. Whether you’re shopping for someone that loves travel, food, or fashion, a woman, man, or child, I’ve handpicked great gifts for even the most difficult people to shop for. Here’s the list…

Christmas Tree

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Lady Spends a Day in Dublin

When it comes to travel, the last places I go are always the closest to home. Give me the option of flying to Australia or visiting Ireland, and I will probably choose the former. Faraway places inevitably sound more exotic, and at some point I find myself having lived in London for seven years without ever traveling to Dublin. Thankfully, that changes today.

Bridge in Dublin

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Lady Commemorates Poppy Day

The week I moved to London I noticed a strange phenomenon: everyone I passed on the street wore a red paper flower pinned to their coat. Being new to the city, I wasn’t sure what to make of this. Was it a fashion trend? A local tradition? Somebody help a foreign girl out! After much observation, I learned that these pins were poppies, and they were worn in honor of Poppy Day.

Poppies at the Tower of London

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