Lady in West Yorkshire

It’s autumn in Yorkshire. The air is crisp and clear, and the trees are changing colors. As my train speeds from Leeds to Shipley, I can’t help but think that fall in old England is as pretty as fall in New England. And when I arrive at Hollins Hall, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club in West Yorkshire, I see it even more clearly.

Golf Course at Hollins Hall Hotel in West Yorkshire

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Lady in Clerkenwell

When I first moved to London, I asked a friend where I should live. She told me that if she could do it all over again, she would live in Hampstead. Now that I’ve been in London for six years, I sometimes wonder what I would tell someone if they asked me the same question. Usually I find myself leaning towards a particular neighborhood in central London: Clerkenwell.

Leaves in Clerkenwell, London

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Lady’s Expat Holiday Blunders

Happy Thanksgiving (and Hanukkah, for that matter)! Every year since starting the A Lady in London blog, I have written about Thanksgiving in London, but this year I am going to do something different: talk about navigating the holidays as an expat, and all of the wonderfully embarrassing mistakes I have made since moving to the UK. Here goes…

Thanksgiving in London

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Lady Gets a Massage at the Met

Winter is coming. Autumn leaves are disappearing from the trees, the sun is setting painfully early, and the weather is rapidly approaching freezing. Sitting in my icy flat (do you have to pay council tax on an igloo?), I dream of tropical beaches and island sun, but face the fact of frigid fingers. If only there was a way to escape the winter without leaving London. And then I discover that there is…

Metropolitan Hotel Spa

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