Monday, June 15, 2020

Lime Tree Hotel, Belgravia, London UK

Are you finding yourself dreaming of where you'll holiday once travel restrictions are lifted?
Where do you want to go? Near? Far?

Me? I'm headed across the pond. Surprised? I didn't think so. 
And I know where I'll be staying. 

The Lime Tree Hotel in Belgravia, London.

Before all this covid mess, the hotel was going through refurbishments. Obviously, the re-opening has been put on hold, but when it's time, I'm there.

It's a home away from home. Cozy, intimate, clean, refreshing. Centrally located, the hotel is the best stay in London.

From the moment we entered, our treatment mimicked that of royalty. Yep. That friendly. 
I love chalkboards.
And fresh flowers.
Breakfast held its own bit of charm with traditional English breakfast in the quaint dining area. Don't you love the wallpaper in this room? Wish it could stay. I'm sure something new has taken its place. I can't wait to find out.
I'm anxious to see what's new with the garden.
I sat with my tea each morning and opened the window to a new day in London! Oh, to do that again...
I loved every second. I'm telling you, this is the place to stay. Fresh linens, excellent staff, superb in every way.
England hospitality at its finest.
Their website is inviting.
Lime Tree Hotel in London.
The refurbishment looks amazing.
Only a matter of time before I see with my own eyes.

Monday, June 1, 2020


Thought I would introduce you to one of my favorite magazines.

Anglotopia. The Magazine for Anglophiles

English treasures await readers inside the pages of each charming issue.

There's a slang page.

Lorry=A semi or truck
Bonnet=hood of car
Plaster=Band Aid
Tipping Down=Raining heavily

You get the picture.

There's a book page which gives titles of books to read relating to England. I refer to them often.

Recipes for scones, shepherds pie and other English favorites.

Articles about historical figures such as : Henry VIII, Alfred the Great, Richard III, Queen Anne.

Sites to visit: Oxford, Canterbury Cathedral, Emma Bridgewater, Exploring Leeds, Twinings Tea to name a few.

Research on the London Blitz, The Spitfire, The National Trust, The Great Smog of 1952, History of the Mini Cooper. The list is endless.

There is a whole site of all things Anglophile here...

You will go down many rabbit holes getting lost in the wonder of it all. A great escape. The hours will pass without a thought. But you won't care, for you've found pure enchantment.
You're welcome.