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Ace Biscuit & Barbecue

Y’all.  I just had the best breakfast ever. Not kidding.  And I LOVE breakfast so that’s saying something. Back when we first moved to Virginia, I was busy scoping out places to try in Charlottesville and stumbled across Ace Biscuit and Barbecue.  I think it might have been on one of those “Best of” lists,… Continue reading Ace Biscuit & Barbecue

Love · VA Life

The day after…

He was my handsome little bun… I can’t believe he was only with us for a few months. It felt like he was with us a lot longer. My heart is broken. I’m going to miss his morning nose bops, his bunny 500s, bunny bowling and his little paws on my legs as he asked for… Continue reading The day after…

Changes · VA Life


Tomorrow is my last day working at the company that spurred our move from London to Virginia.  As I sit here listening to breakup songs (I feel you, Macy Gray), I’m feeling mighty introspective about the whole thing. I’ve learned a lot here at this company.  There are a lot of things I won’t put… Continue reading Tomorrow…

Around Virginia · VA Life

Reset Button

Everyone has a reset button… you know, that one thing that you do that makes the world seem fine and your problems seem minuscule? It’s that one thing that puts everything else into perspective and after, you just feel OK again. For some, it’s a spa day and massage. For others, it’s a vacation. My… Continue reading Reset Button

Around Virginia · VA Life

Around VA – Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company

  Nestled in the hills of Nelson County and surrounded by the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains, you’ll find the Devil’s Backbone Basecamp Brewpub and Meadows which is where my Valentine took me this year for V-Day.  We’re the type of couple who prefers going places and having experiences rather than gifts, and, since we’re still… Continue reading Around VA – Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company

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Introducing… Three Piece Heart

After much thought, soul searching and planning, I’m pleased to share the blog’s new look and new name!  I didn’t feel like The London Diaries was still the right fit.  TLD encapsulated nearly six years of my life in London—from reviews to ramblings, recipes to photos and everything in between.  Originally started as to keep… Continue reading Introducing… Three Piece Heart

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Fresh Faced – Origins Haul

My skin has been in an awful state the last few months.  The stress of moving internationally, starting a new (and sometimes super stressful) job, hard water and no skincare routine at all have really taken their toll on my face.  I even went so far as to swear off makeup for a while which… Continue reading Fresh Faced – Origins Haul