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....{ we're leaving }....+ {we're here}....

Well the time has leave for Europe....
I  know... it would be expected that I would be excited....

but my truth is...
I am filled with ambivalence....

I am the consummate nester...
so traveling so far from home...without the entire family....
is a struggle...

fast today....

 we have arrived in London...

 with a hotel room
with a fantastic view...
 at the Cumberland in Hyde Park...

because as spectacular as touring the area is...
coming in  from the street to the Cumberland's calming zen like interior ...

is the perfect juxtaposition to the activity on the street....

and a walk out to Bond Street....
so much much more to explore...

and to make it all the more unbelievable...
my darling daughter Ellis and her wonderful boyfriend Elliott...
will travel from Italy to join us here in London tomorrow!

as always dear friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life 

love today from London



  1. Great pics! You looking stunning in the first photo. Have fun!


  2. How beautiful!! I'm jealous, does that help things at all?
    Don't worry, your home will be perfect when you return. You'll feel refreshed and rejuvenated.

  3. Replies
    1. Thank you is so much better than I expected...especially with my girl! What a photo of Josh today...i guess that really, really means he is all grown up!

  4. I'm so thrilled for you! What an adventure you will have and meeting up with your now-travelled daughter will so special. I adore London...I adore England!!

    1. are so, so right...meeting up with my very grown up daughter has been amazing!

  5. My dear Tamara.....whenever I hear of people feeling "ambivalent" or "depressed", I remember the books I've read about the every day life of people in Africa.....

    Cherish what you have momma.

    1. Yes Catherine....I absolutely cherish all that I have! Thank you for the reminder!

  6. Lovely photos. Nest wherever you are, in your heart!

  7. Have a fabulous time! I am sure you'll make some unforgettable memories.
    xo, A

    1. Thank you Adrienne...I definitely am making beautiful and unforgettable memories!

  8. My heart is so happy that you get to see your daughter while you travel!! You look gorgeous and I know you are going to have a wonderful time!! :)

    1. Thank you my dear Danielle...yes, my heart is happy see my darling daughter!

  9. i wish you that the ambivalence will give way your curiosity and that you will enjoy all the new views and impressions. to see your beloved daughter will help to settle in. have a good time, tamara!

    1. sabine...thank you for your lovely comment...yes seeing my beloved daughter in such a magnificent city...has left my ambivalence far behind!

  10. Tamera, you look like a movie star! Love that gold coat, the pattern, the fur color, the pearls, all of it!!! Yay, Ellis and Elliot coming soon!