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    England,  Travel

    Mad Hatter Afternoon Tea at the Sanderson

    Blue Caterpillars, caviar scotch eggs and applewood smoked croque-monsieur. Not exactly the traditional fare one expects to find on a table set for English high tea, but find it we did. High Tea is often thought of as a ‘touristy’  London activity, but I assure you, this English ritual is steeped in tradition, and any tradition that includes Devonshire cream, sweets and exotic aromatic teas is not one I want to miss out on. Full disclosure, the main reason I chose the Sanderson was because Claridge’s and the Palm Court at the Ritz were booked up until September. My beau had never experienced a proper high tea, so I was a…

  • Anthropology,  Culture,  England,  Europe,  Travel

    Around The World in 8 Million Objects: The British Museum

    Whenever I’m in London, I make it a point to visit my place of worship. Nope, it’s not St. Paul’s Cathedral, or Westminster Abbey. They’re lovely, but as an Atheist (gasp!) my admiration for English churches doesn’t go much further than the exquisiteness of their towering buttresses, the craftsmanship of stained glass windows or the eerily beautiful acoustics found only in frighteningly cavernous spaces. I’m not really the praying kind. But there is one place that always has me in awe the moment I cross its threshold, and it’s the British Museum. The British Museum is one of the largest museums in the world and in my opinion, it’s not…