How to move across the Atlantic (Cunard Crossing on Queen Victoria)

Our embarkation photo with my giraffe table in handIn 2015, my husband asked if I’d be willing to relocate from NYC to London. Always up for an adventure, I eagerly agreed. I had the perfect solution to the logistical challenges of relocating to the other side of the Atlantic Ocean: a cruise, of course! He was incredulous too but hear me out. The cruise fare for a Trans-Atlantic crossing isn’t much more expensive than a one-way air ticket but it includes a week of meals and relaxing activities (which you def need after organizing a such a big transition). Plus, you can bring as much luggage as you want without extra charge. There are no size or weight restrictions either.
Usually, people ship their stuff via a container ship but sea freight isn't cheap and takes months for delivery; so you must do without your belongings for an extended period. I showed up at the Manhattan Cruise Teminal Pier 90 with 2 carloads of boxes and suitcases feeling like Elizabeth Taylor. We even had a big…

Mother-Daughter Spa Getaway to Langdon Hall

Hard to believe it was two years ago that I took my Mom on a Spa Getaway to celebrate her birthday (February 15-17, 2018). We drove about 90 minutes from her home to Langdon Hall Country House Hotel (a Relais & Chateaux property) in Cambridge, Ontario. It's also about 90 minutes from Toronto and an hour from Niagara Falls. We went for the spa facilities and the gourmet dining. We had delicious cocktails at Wilks Bar.  In summer, they have beautiful gardens and wooden trails, as well as an outdoor pool and croquet lawn. Here are My Photos

Mom says: My first time in a feather bed - no, not a feather pillow or feather comforter, but the entire bed!  Sleeping on a soft dreamy cloud must be discussed more frequently as an antidote to ordinary life doldrums.  Of course it enhances sleep to the nth degree, but what about the imaginative realm reaching up to the heavens?  I am not kidding when I say Nothing in my life has compared to it, and if that realization shows I’m a sloth at h…

Cake for Breakfast!