Skip to content

Keep Calm and Celebrate BritWeek!

Sara and I are the biggest anglophiles you will ever meet. We love everything about London: the people, the culture, the history, and even (sometimes) the food. When I found out that LA was hosting BritWeek, I immediately freaked out and called Sara. Then I scoured the website to find out as much as I could about what I knew would be the greatest week ever.

IMG_4255

Not surprisingly, BritWeek is exactly what it sounds like: a number of events open to the general public that focus on British contributions to film, fashion, music, the automotive industry and science.

One of the events was a celebration of Downton Abbey, where party guests had the opportunity to mingle with Laura Carmichael, the actress who plays Lady Edith. I can’t tell you how heartbroken Sara and I were that we both had plans that night- we absolutely LOVE Downton Abbey (not so much Lady Edith though!).

Since we couldn’t party at Downton, Sara and I chose to go explore the BritWeek celebration at the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. On normal days, the Promenade is a fun place to walk around, shop and eat. But during BritWeek it’s a fun place to walk around with British accents, shop for tea and Digestives, and eat bangers and mash.

IMG_4241

IMG_4246

IMG_4247

When we arrived, unique British brands were everywhere. If it wasn’t for the sunshine and palm trees, I would have felt like I was back in London! Boots was giving away makeup samples and doing makeovers, Walker Shortbread was handing out their delicious cookies, and a few “celebrities” were visiting from Madame Tussaud’s.

IMG_4242

Daniel was an excellent date, but I felt a little underdressed!

IMG_4244

Jaguar even had their new F-Type models there, and I got to drive one! Well… sat in one. Semantics.

IMG_4249

IMG_4250

Even the newspapers were British! Now if only there were people handing them out as you got on the tube, then it would really be like London!

IMG_4260

I always miss London, but after BritWeek I really miss London. Sara and I are in agreement: every week should be BritWeek!

~A

Advertisements

2 replies »

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Twitter

Instagram

It doesn't get more glamorous than camping in the Morocco desert! There's a brand-new travel post up on the blog featuring the famous Scarabeo Camp! wanderlustinthecity.com

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Blog Love

  • 349,059 Fans

Your Favorite Posts

Archives

Copyright © 2013-2017 Wanderlust in the City . . All Rights Reserved

%d bloggers like this: