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Black Cat Cabaret Christmas & NYE Shows

Black Cat Cabaret Christmas & NYE Shows in Leicester Square

Although the Radio City Rockettes kick up Christmas in style more than 3,000 miles away in NYC, Londoners can still celebrate the festive season with Christmas and New Year’s Eve...

Scrumptious World Cheeses – from Italy to Colombia

If you’ve got a penchant for cheese chomping, you need to read about these wonderful world cheeses. Recent studies claim that this dairy stuff is addictive – but let’s be...

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Let Me Change Your Name: Eun-Me Ahn at Dance Umbrella

Six dynamite dancers join choreographer Eun-Me Ahn in “Let Me Change Your Name” on stage in an exploration of identity. The piece fluctuates from vignette to vignette, complete with a...

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Trois Grandes Fugues: Lyon Opera Ballet at Dance Umbrella

Trois Grandes Fugues: The Premise The premise of Trois Grandes Fugues will pique the interest of “Project Runway” fans. Although created at different times, three master choreographers (Lucinda Childs, Anne Teresa...

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Origami Launches Dance Umbrella 2017

Origami launched the 2017 Dance Umbrella festival at Battersea Power Station. Created by Paris-based Satchie Noro and Silvain Ohl, the 40-minute site-specific piece offers Londoners the chance to view modern...

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BalletBoyz Fourteen Days Premiere at Sadler’s Wells

BalletBoyz’ FOURTEEN DAYS presents four new pieces that were created and set on company members within two weeks. Inspired by the concept of “balance,” choreographers commissioned by BalletBoyz’ artistic directors...

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Fanciful Street Fans Exhibit in Greenwich, London

What do street art and fan making have in common? Usually, not much. But the Fan Museum in Greenwich London has merged the two distinct art forms with their current...

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Between the Sheets: Burlesque on South Bank London

Turn up the fleeting British Summer Time heat with a visit to Miss Polly Rae as she stars in Between the Sheets at London South Bank’s Underbelly Festival. The Underbelly...

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I Loved Lucy: Tribute to Lucille Ball in London West End

Lucille Ball rightfully snatched her Queen of Comedy title, while starring as the determined, scheming redhead in I Love Lucy. The combination of Lucy’s indefatigable spirit, gumption and a pinch of...

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Best London Finds from #Traverse17

The Traverse 2017 pre-conference events in London were the perfect excuse to travel locally. Since moving abroad for love and settling into the UK, I had stopped exploring the city....

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Scrumptious Filipino Foods with the Philippines Tourism Board

Filipino foods completely won me over during a 3-day trip to Manila and the Taal Volcano. During those72 hours, I happily downed chicken adobo on rice, halo-halo and fresh seafood...

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Curry Crazy on the Eating London Brick Lane Tour

Guilt prompted me to book the Eating Europe Brick Lane curry tour in London. Due to a salt beef bagel sandwich addiction fed by the nearby Beigel Bake, I spent over...

Tapas Day 2017

Tip Top Tapas on Spanish Tapas Day

An interesting cultural aspect of dining in Spain (aside from their incredibly late dinner times!) is sharing tapas. Tapas are small dishes, so a group will generally order several of...

Processing the London Bridge Terror Attacks

Processing the London Bridge Terror Attack

We almost walked right into the London Bridge terror attack. Thankfully, a friend of a friend’s warning text message arrived just in time to stop us from heading into the...

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A Night “On The Town” in London’s Open Air Theatre

For a break from London and a breath of old Manhattan, head to Regent Park’s Open Air Theatre for a showing of On The Town. Choreographed and directed by Olivier...

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Lisbon in London: ‘Masurca Fogo’ Dance Review

‘Masurca Fogo’ – Pina Bausch & Dancers (1998) The late Pina Bausch’s dancers brought a refreshing splash of Lisbon to London’s Sadlers Wells Theatre during a particularly long and dreary...

Virgin Money Lounge

Virgin Money Lounge in Central London

The Virgin Money Lounge Londoners regularly pay and (rightfully) complain atrocious rent. This is why the Virgin Money Lounge in Central London is so novel. The lounge, just a minute’s...

London Terror Attacks

Reflections on the London Terror Attacks

A friend’s Facebook post alerted me to the London terror attacks less than 20 minutes after they were reported. But after working next to a tube (metro) station where a...

Santorini

Top 10 Travel Highlights of 2016

I’m ready to say “sayonara” to 2K16 – a year that kicked off with a car crash and continued to metaphorically drizzle for its duration. Though coming home to J...

Trujillo

Trujillo, A Truly Encantador Spanish Town

The promise of the nation’s best cheeses lured me to the small Spanish town of Trujillo. Dreams of creamy Manchego accompanied me on the three-hour ride from Madrid, as the...

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The Power of a Hot Tea in England

When threatened with a knife during a store robbery, the British employee requested to finish her tea. Although taken back, the burglar denied her the pleasure of finishing her hot...

Bonjour Paris: Pre-Departure Pondering

Ahh, Paris… Sweet paihr-ee conjures such romantic images. And in less than 24 hours, I will meet this beautiful city because last week’s pity party about the downside of London...

Om-Nom-Nama: Raw Food in London Review

I reviewed, reposted and drooled over the Nama Food Instagram account daily for two months thanks to a work partnership. Intrigued by their organic, vegan raw food concept and finding...

Santorini Stay at Ecoxenia in Oia

We chose Ecoxenia for our few days in Oia following a gorgeous Santorini wedding. The AirBNB reviews made it a pretty easy choice, but read below for a more in-depth...

Cheese & Wine Tasting in Hampton

Over the past decade, seemingly everyone who enjoys eating, owns a smartphone and regularly uses social media accounts is a self-declared foodie – or unabashedly uses the #foodie and #omnom[nom(nom)]...

Henley Royal Regatta Aboard the ‘Alaska’

“Oooh, I bet you’ll see loads of Toffs at the Henley Royal Regatta,” breathed my co-worker. Noticing my befuddlement she quickly added, “You know – rea-­llllllly rea-lllllly rich people in...

Sea of Bluebells at Hucking Estate

Bluebells flower each spring, dotting the ground with indigo blossoms – which, at the height of their beauty – spread out and blanket the ground in a sea of soft...

London Lumiere Festival

The free London Lumiere Festival premiered across the city of London from January 14 – 17. As the festival draws to a close, one of the trending Twitter hashtags is #LumiereLDN… with...

Christmas Season Discoveries in the UK

Though the days are short and often overcast, the holiday spirit makes London living much more pleasant. Here are a few traditions that I learned about this year.

5 Ways National Rail Almost Stole Christmas Eve

Trotting out of work at 4:00 PM on Christmas Eve (not a big concession from my employer, but I’ll take what I can get), I avidly hoped to avoid the...