Showing posts from March, 2019

Following the Queen: Easy day trip to Windsor

Why not take a short day trip to the charming town of Windsor? Come with me on a tour of the weekend home of the Queen! Pro Tip #1 : Before you go: Purchase your Windsor Castle tickets online on the Royal Collection Trust website . Doing this will save you at least 1/2 hour in the queue, as you can skip the line. Ticket prices are £22.50 for adults, and £13.00 for children. Weekdays are less crowded, and the chapel is closed for viewing on Sunday, so unless you wish to attend a Chapel service, please plan accordingly.  Getting there: We start our day at Paddington Station, where we board one a train to Windsor-Eton . (I also suggest that you purchase your train tickets in advance, using either Trainline app or go directly through the Great Western Railway site. Since this trip is short, there is no need for a first class ticket, and although you will book a return ticket, you can use your ticket on any return trai

Christian Dior London exhibit-- Don't miss it!

There are so many wonderful and exhibits here in London, you could spend ALL day EVERY day at the museums and you wouldn't see them all. And yes, the museums here really are free, which I know it's hard to believe. But within these amazing free museums, there are often special exhibitions for which they charge entry admission.  (I've listed some of London's hot ticket art exhibits at the end of this article) Princess Margaret in Dior for her 21st birthday And then there is the Christian Dior exhibit. The "Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams" exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum completely sold out their eight month February-September 2019 run within 2 weeks of opening, and it is set to be the V & A's all time most popular exhibition.  Obviously, I wanted to go. My background is in fashion, and I once did a presentation on Dior's New Look. So I got on my laptop the First of January to make sure I got a ticket.