A Winter’s Tale

· Scenes of Cambridge in the winter · We’re lucky here in Cambridge that it’s started to warm up the past few days. With glorious sunshine and temperate temperatures, it’s easy to think we’ve made it to spring. Maybe we have, but we’re also aware that we’re only halfway through February. With random snow, hail, and cold rain storms common in March, … More A Winter’s Tale

Queen Anne’s (Laser-Cut) Lace

· Styling the eighteenth century in the twenty-first · It’s been said that costumes in historical films reflect more on the current times than they do on the period being portrayed. It seems that The Favourite costume designer Sandy Powell was aware of this, and, in fact, leaned into it while designing the costumes for the Oscar, BAFTA, and Golden Globe-nominated film. … More Queen Anne’s (Laser-Cut) Lace

Winter at Wimpole

· Exploring a National Trust property in East Anglia · The United Kingdom is one of the most underrated countries. Like Ireland, it has rolling green hills, small mountains, rugged coastlines, and picturesque rivers. However, its beauty is often overlooked as tourists head to London and London only. While we are the last people to say anything bad about … More Winter at Wimpole

Pub Primer

· Exploring the magic of the English pub · For hundreds of years pubs have been the centerpiece of British life. The pub is where communities have long come together to socialize, conduct business, and relax. While they may no longer hold quite the place they once did, it is still where many finish their days. … More Pub Primer

Flirty Thirties

· Night and Day: 1930s Fashion and Photographs at the Fashion and Textile Museum · In 2016, the Fashion and Textile Museum in London staged one of their most popular exhibitions to date: 1920s Jazz Age: Fashion and Photographs. Following on from this extremely successful exhibition, the Museum recently staged Night and Day: 1930s Fashion and Photographs. … More Flirty Thirties

Fashion Exhibition Bonanza

· 2019’s most anticipated fashion exhibitions* ·  *This post focuses on New York and London. In recent years, both museums and designers have taken note of the popular demand for fashion exhibitions. Attracting high numbers of visitors, they are an attribute to underfunded museums and also lend cultural currency to fashion houses through the association with the … More Fashion Exhibition Bonanza

Truly Gothic

· A taste of one of London’s “Magnificent Seven” cemeteries · Cemeteries are kind of enchanting, aren’t they? Call me morbid, but I love a good stroll through an old cemetery. Reading names and dates, seeing the different ways families immortalized their kin; there’s something deeply fascinating about a wander around a graveyard, many of which … More Truly Gothic