weekend warriors // christmas in the cotswolds

Back in July, I declared Christmas to be my first real pregnancy craving. I don’t know if it’s because we never really had a summer in London, but I was more than ready to unpack my coziest sweaters — er… cosiest jumpers, if I’m tryna fit in around here — and fast forward to December. Because I don’t have a time machine, the hubs indulged me with the next best thing: planning beaucoup de festivities. We agreed on a date night in Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland (it’s weird! go on a Monday!), booked tickets to Handel’s Messiah at Royal Albert Hall (hard pass, go to one of the Carols by Candlelight concerts instead), and reserved…

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the cotswolds: a photo essay

A few weeks ago, the hubs and I celebrated our four year wedding anniversary. On the actual day, we ordered a bunch of Italian food from our new favorite restaurant around the corner (Portobello Garden, they don’t have a website because they’re just that old timey and Italian?), but because we haven’t left London in over a month, we decided a weekend getaway was in order. Our only requirements? Driving distance and dog friendly, as we’re still trying to get the pugsitter sitch in order. Obviously, we weren’t spoiled (spoilt?) (silly British English) for choice, and in the weeks leading up to the big day, we entertained everywhere from Cornwall to Edinburgh. In the end, we settled on…

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