Category Archives: Postcards from England: Christmas 2016

Brief Christmas sightings in lovely England

Unexpected glitz: London’s Bond Street

Sometimes we arrive at a hotel, put our things down, and head to the Concierge Lounge to get a bite to eat.  And that’s what happened on a chilly December afternoon when we arrived at London’s Grosvenor House: A JW … Continue reading

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Postcards from England: Christmas 2016 — Cotswolds Elegance

Dear Readers, From the glitz and glamour of holiday season in London to the understated tones of the Cotswolds, Christmas is celebrated in many ways in England. Some homes in the country add only a single wreath on the door. … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Shimmer at Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott Hotel

Dear Readers, Here’s a Postcard from England: Christmas 2016 from Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott Hotel in London, a hotel that shimmered with gold and silver all through the house. From the elegantly shiny trees outside to glittery table arrangements … Continue reading

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Postcards from England: Christmas 2016 — Yellow door at Royal Crescent

Dear Readers, It seems that not all owners of penthouses in Bath’s Royal Crescent (built 1767 – 1774) felt compelled to adhere to tradition when it came to the requirement of all white doors in this finest example of Georgian architecture … Continue reading

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Postcards from England: Christmas 2016 — The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

  Dear Readers, Since our driver in the Bath area had an established rapport with The Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa in Bath, he afforded us the opportunity to enter this venerable establishment to get a glimpse of its stately … Continue reading

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Postcards from England: Christmas 2016 – Hamleys Toy Store

Dear Readers, It’s Saturday, and Hamleys in London is bustling with shoppers.  And to add to the excitement — demos and wowsers of all kinds.  From magic erasable boards to flying airplanes, boomerangs, and bubbles. When it all came down … Continue reading

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Postcards from England: Christmas 2016 — Boots by the Door

Dear Readers, We think doors in the Cotswolds just ooze charm.  Maybe it’s because they’re shorter than ours in the States.  Maybe it’s because the hold wreaths or garlands or signs of the season. You may be looking at this … Continue reading

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Postcards from England: Christmas 2016 — Windows at Selfridges

Dear Readers, Santa took center stage at Selfridges in London, but it was this glitter-mouthed mannequin that caught our eyes! If you’re old like we are, it brings back memories of Twiggy and all the buzz around London fashion in the … Continue reading

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Postcards from England: Christmas 2016 — Markets at Bath

After a whirlwind tour of France and England these last two weeks and with so much to do before we celebrate the holidays ourselves, we’re offering you, our readers, small glimpses of the English holiday season rather than lengthy posts … Continue reading

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