photo 2(14){Our little Christmas tree}

{Illesteva sunglasses that I bought after seeing this on Pinterest. Similar pair by Grey Ant here.}

photo 1(11){Brunch at Granger & Co. is one of my favorites.}

Processed with VSCOcam with m5 preset{Christmas at Oxford Street.}

I wanted to share a few images from my phone from life lately. It’s been super busy and hectic but Christmas in London is magic and I’ve finally been able to slow down and relax. I’ll be heading home for a short visit over Christmas and the New Year. I can’t WAIT! Merry Christmas to you and yours.


Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas! Sorry for the silence around here lately, priorities have been packing up and getting us safely from London to the US — and now spending as much time with family and friends as we possibly can. We’re here through mid-January and soaking in every minute since we don’t see them as often as we used to. It’s been so nice to unplug and enjoy the time we have with everyone. I miss blogging but I’ll be back in the New Year with lots of new content, a little site re-design, and more! Have a merry Christmas and happy New Year! 
P.S. I’ll still be {occasionally} pinning, Instagraming, and tweeting!

Gift Guide: For the Home

A few ideas for the hostess/home. I’d personally be happy with any of the above — especially that blanket {dream!} and those gorgeous platters.


Though they don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here in the UK, we’re still taking some time today to remember everything we’re grateful for and missing our families back in the US. It’s hard being away from everyone today but we’re anticipating spending Christmas back home, I can’t wait!
Some things that I am thankful for: I have a roof over my head. My family and I have had good health. I have a fabulous community of bloggers that are a constant source of inspiration. For this season in life, I get to live with my best friend in an incredible city. We have the opportunity to travel. We’re both employed and are thankful to do what we love.
Hug your families extra tight today — happy Thanksgiving to all!

Merry Christmas!

I’ll be taking a blogging break for the next little bit as I spend time with friends and family over the holidays, but I’ll be back in the New Year. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and happy New Year to you and yours!