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Maggie’s Club London – The 80’s are back!

Maggie’s Club London is back with a bang, after undergoing a facelift while it was closed during the pandemic and it’s totally rad! ‘Video didn’t kill the radio star’ at this 1980’s retro nightclub which is located in the heart of Chelsea. ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’, so after a day of birthday celebrations…

The Art of Banksy Exhibition – London

The Art of Banksy, is the world’s largest exhibition of privately owned Banksy artwork being showcased in a huge warehouse space in Covent Garden, London. Banksy is one of the most famous street artists in the world, yet he’s managed to keep his identity a secret. His face has never appeared in public photographs or on television, and he’s…

Girls Weekend Away – Visit Foxen Winery

My husband has been working from home for 483 days (but who’s counting!!??!!) at the time this article was published. I don’t know about you, but after so many months in quarantine with my nearest and dearest (and if you know me well, you can see that deadpan half smile as I say those words out loud), I’ve been DESPERATE…

Walt Disney Concert Hall Los Angeles is BACK!

Live Music Is Back!  Walt Disney Concert Hall is a Los Angeles iconic venue designed by Frank Gehry ‘from the inside out.’  Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is the first ensemble to perform a live concert for in-person audiences, after Covid-19 restrictions abruptly stopped performances in March 2020. The beauty of live events is each one is a unique experience, creating memories…

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2021

Mother’s Day is my favorite day of the year. Not because we usually do something big and fancy… but because it’s the one day my kids know they need to step up and show me the love. And they do. Over the years I’ve cherished their sweet handmade cards, freshly picked flowers, misshaped pancakes, home-made gifts, and some store…

Covid-19 Pandemic: One Year Later

A year ago we all watched with horror as we came to grips with our new reality: the world was dealing with a deadly pandemic. Every single person across the globe has been impacted and suffered in some fashion; this pandemic has changed pretty much everything. Our college freshman packed up his dorm with 24 hours notice and flew cross country to shelter at home…

Systemic Racism: Dr. Naina Mahngar, Oncologist

Medicine has long been a male-dominated field. But that is changing. Women now account for 36.8% of physician’s according to census data, and 33% of medical oncologists are women. However they still encounter disbelief of their profession on a daily basis. Racist and sexist bias against patients is a prevalent issue, but often overlooked is the existence of racist and sexist…

Up at The O2 (London) Climb

Since we are living in London for a few months, we are determined to explore this beautiful city inside and out. We were excited to have the opportunity to tick something off of our London Bucket List… we were going to climb ‘Up at The O2.’ The O2 is a large entertainment district located right next to the river Thames on the…

Afternoon Tea in London: Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel

Afternoon tea is a quintessential English tradition of sitting down around 4pm for an afternoon treat of tea, sandwiches, scones, and cake. The taking of afternoon tea was introduced in England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in 1840. The Duchess would become hungry around four o’clock in the afternoon since her evening meal was served around eight o’clock, leaving…

Cahoots: A Playground for London Scoundrels!

I have finally finished my 14 days of self-isolation after arriving from the USA, and I was gagging to hit the streets of London (safely of course). I was excited for our first real date in SIX MONTHS and planned to visit Cahoots in London for some ‘tipples and treats.’ Cahoots is a 1940’s themed pub hidden underground beneath the…