Week Three: Big Changes in Store ….

I’ve been teasing a “big announcement” for what seems like forever. At last, I can share the news.

Hint #1/ Good coffee in my future:

vespertine press | specialty coffee map

Hint #2/ these will no longer be a special treat:

st. john’s custard doughnuts

Hint #3/ I can finally take a class!

Hint #4/ Good shopping (and the chance to meet Ben Pentreath, Bridie Hall + Neal Whittington)

london map tray | bridie hall at home

geometry jotters | present & correct

Hint #5/ Gorgeous flower shops at every turn:

real flower company | spring trio

I could go on (Shake Shack! Balthazar! even J.Crew!) but I think you get the idea …. we’re moving to London! My husband is moving to his firm’s London office this spring, and my buddy and I will follow in June once school is out. I’m excited, and overwhelmed, and looking forward to sharing so many new adventures with you. Housing, shopping, travel + more. Stay tuned …. and please, share any advice or tips you might have in the comments.

image credits: coffee map from vespertinepress.bigcartel,com, custard doughnuts from stjohngroup.uk.com, school of life photo from theschooloflife.com,  map tray from benpentreath.com, jotters from presentandcorrect.com, flowers from realflowers.co.uk


  1. January 16, 2013 / Permalink

    Welcome to London! I might be biased as a born and bred Londoner, but its a lovely place to live. I hope you’ll be very happy here.

  2. January 16, 2013 / Permalink

    Wow! Congratulations! I lived in London from the age of 12 to 17 and it was so wonderful. Can’t wait to hear everything (and live vicariously). xox

  3. January 16, 2013 / Permalink

    How exciting Jane!! What a great adventure for you and whole family, and you’ll come back sporting an English accent and all manner of other cool things. I wish you the best in what is certainly a gigantic move, and with any luck (on my part!) we’ll see each other in London!

  4. Malin
    January 16, 2013 / Permalink

    Wow that’s exciting news! London is such a wonderful place and I really look forward to seeing it through your eyes. Don’t forget to pack an umbrella!

  5. emily
    January 16, 2013 / Permalink

    So excited for you! London is my favorite city so I must admit to a sweeping sense of jealousy! I can’t wait to follow you through it all and see the great places that you encounter.

  6. Lauren
    January 16, 2013 / Permalink

    Wow, that IS exciting (and surprising!) news! So happy for you.

  7. Kaie Wellman
    January 16, 2013 / Permalink

    Will look forward to our “second” face-to-face get together being in London!

  8. January 16, 2013 / Permalink

    So very happy for you Jane!
    Can’t wait for you to share London with us. I’m a big fan of your good taste and fantastic style, now I am looking forward to seeing London through your eyes.

  9. January 16, 2013 / Permalink

    oh how very very exciting! congrats to you and your family on what will be a big and exciting adventure…look forward to reading more :)

  10. January 16, 2013 / Permalink

    o, cheers to your next wonderful adventure, jane! xoxo

  11. Lindsay
    January 17, 2013 / Permalink

    This is the best news ever! (Harder to visit California, but there is a direct flight from LHR to SFO on United…)

    Good luck with all of the logistics. What a fun family adventure.

  12. rebecca
    January 17, 2013 / Permalink

    That’s so amazing! And exciting! Enjoy the journey as you prepare for the changes, and once you arrive. Can’t wait to see a simplepretty London!

  13. January 17, 2013 / Permalink

    you are going to thrive in london in ways you can’t even imagine and we’ll enjoy the good fortune of learning even more from you. very excited for you and your family! cheers as they say :).

  14. Mike Lejcar
    January 18, 2013 / Permalink

    Congratulations! Sounds exciting……Mike

  15. January 18, 2013 / Permalink

    Wow! What a huge adventure! Your boy will learn so much…

  16. January 21, 2013 / Permalink

    So exciting! London seems like the coolest city. I can’t wait to see where you go on your new journey!

  17. January 22, 2013 / Permalink

    I’m just catching up on blogs. Congrats to you and your family! Such an exciting adventure. Much luck to you all.

  18. Ruth Johnson
    January 24, 2013 / Permalink

    I couldn’t be happier for you and yours. For me on the other hand? I’m super sad. I was so looking forward to graduation this spring and a much freer schedule that will allow for lunch dates and long conversations. I miss you a lot. But this is HAPPY news. And I am HAPPY for you. I’ll only pout a little…

  19. Liz
    January 29, 2013 / Permalink

    So exciting Jane!! My sister just moved back after being there (and raising four kids there) for 12 years. They lived in Fulham and loved it! And I lived visiting them:)