Kristin in Kensington II: A Fashionable Guide to South Kensington, London

I recall Part I of this saga quite fondly: it was two years ago when I embarked on my year abroad—my first time in London in my entire life. Little did I know the impression this city would leave on me. It drew me in with its marriage of old and new: its endless museumsContinue reading “Kristin in Kensington II: A Fashionable Guide to South Kensington, London”

Tea Time at the Fortnum and Mason

You can always spot me having a spot of tea! In honor of the anniversary of my return from studying abroad in London and Queen Elizabeth’s birthday a few days ago, I thought I’d share the unpublished  Diamond Jubilee Afternoon Tea experience I had at the Fortnum and Mason. If it’s any reflection on howContinue reading “Tea Time at the Fortnum and Mason”

Exhibitions and Ensembles: Exploring the Oscar de la Renta Exhibition

When a designer leaves this world, he leaves behind his imprints through the garments he crafted. The garments become a treasury of creativity, a gallery that pays homage to his legacy. Two years ago, Oscar de la Renta passed according to the DeYoung Museum website; Today, he lives on through his fashion house that continuesContinue reading “Exhibitions and Ensembles: Exploring the Oscar de la Renta Exhibition”

Coffee With a Side of Cognition

Studying for finals while studying abroad in London is like the carriage in Cinderella turning back into a pumpkin. One minute, you’re staring at a photography exhibit for Julia Margaret Cameron at the Victorian and Albert Museum, and the next your computer screen, creating an outline for your British History essays. The reality is, studyingContinue reading “Coffee With a Side of Cognition”

Lane Lookbook

One of the things I love most about London? Every neighborhood has its own personality. The East End of London is a completely different character than South Kensington (check out an article about South Kent here). Brick Lane specifically is where a friend and I adventured today. If I could sum up the area inContinue reading “Lane Lookbook”