Keeping Up with the Cambridges- June 29th

Keeping Up with the Cambridges- June 29th

  As we head into July, there is a lot to look forward to on the horizon. A very special boy will be turning one later this month, and we can’t believe how quickly the time has flown. We could ooh and ahh forever, but let’s see what was happening in the Cambridge universe thisContinue Reading

Rules of EtiKate: Dining Dos and Don’ts

Rules of EtiKate: Dining Dos and Don’ts

Elegant state dinners come with the territory of being a member of the royal family, which is yet another aspect of being a duchess that Kate has taken to beautifully. At her most recent state dinner, at the Government House in Wellington while on tour in New Zealand, Kate stunned in a gorgeous Jenny PackhamContinue Reading

Wardrobe Wednesday: Summer Afternoons at Polo

Wardrobe Wednesday: Summer Afternoons at Polo

For Prince William’s first Father’s Day, Catherine and George stood on the sidelines and cheered on a sunny summer afternoon. It was a wonderfully picturesque event – mummy and baby watching daddy play sport. It reminded us of so many of our own summer afternoons. #450658612 / gettyimages.com Once we were done ooh-ing and aah-ingContinue Reading

How to Decorate like Kate

How to Decorate like Kate

With the remodel of Kensington Palace and more recently, Amner Hall, it got us to thinking – how could we decorate like Kate? With a few basic tips that we discovered and learned from the Duchess when redoing one of our rooms, here’s how you can too: Neutral colour palate: It has been rumored, andContinue Reading

Keeping Up with the Cambridges- June 22

Keeping Up with the Cambridges- June 22

  More duties for the Duchess! This week was packed with more royal fun as Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge attended two official engagements including the Order of the Garter Service, and Bletchley Park, and a private visit to a children’s hospice. Most importantly though was the surprise we all got when Kate attended hubbyContinue Reading

The Modern Princess: Self-Care

The Modern Princess: Self-Care

As a psychologist, I have seen many women come in to my office feeling depleted, overwhelmed, and fatigued.  Upon discussing their history and relationships, a familiar — and unfortunate — pattern emerges.  These women balance their jobs, spouses/significant others, children, parents, siblings, and friends and never seem to take any time for themselves.  I believeContinue Reading

Kate visits Bletchley Park

Kate visits Bletchley Park

Today, the Duchess of Cambridge visited the iconic Bletchley Park – the site of the UK’s World War II codebreakers. The location is known as “Britain’s best kept sercret,” famed for its work with the German Enigma and Lorenz cipher. #450806568 / gettyimages.com Bletchley Park was home to the Government Communications and Cypher School, aContinue Reading

The Duchess of Cambridge attends the Order of the Garter Service

The Duchess of Cambridge attends the Order of the Garter Service

Today, the Duchess of Cambridge attended the annual Order of the Garter service at Windsor Castle. The event is one of the most prestiglious on the royal calendar. #450705000 / gettyimages.com The Order of the Garter is the most senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in the 14th century. TheContinue Reading

Keeping Up with the Cambridges

Keeping Up with the Cambridges

Grab some biscuits and put on a pot of tea, because you’re going to be here for a while! This past week was fun for royal watchers so without further adieu, let’s get reading! This Week: #450371814 / gettyimages.com June 10 – Sails away! Kate visited the National Maritime Museum to meet with the UK’sContinue Reading

Trooping the Colour 2014

Trooping the Colour 2014

Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, joined the rest of the Royal Family in today’s annual Trooping the Colour parade and ceremonies. This was her fourth year in attendance as a member of the Royal Family. #450594844 / gettyimages.com Queen Elizabeth II was born on April 21, but to ensure good weather for proper celebrating itContinue Reading

Cooking with Catherine-Glazed Salmon

Cooking with Catherine-Glazed Salmon

Summer is approaching and one of my favorite things to eat is salmon. Not only is it light and easy to make, it is extremely good for you. With Kate being very health conscious, it is said that salmon is one of her favorite things to eat too! The recipe I tried is from GordonContinue Reading

Shop like Catherine: Fortnum & Mason

Shop like Catherine: Fortnum & Mason

In 2012, as part of the Jubilee celebrations, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, attended her first official function with the Queen and the Duchess of Cornwall. The location? Fortnum and Mason, one of the oldest and most distinguished department stores in London. Since 1707, it has stood at 181 Piccadilly, near Regent’s Street and Piccadilly CircusContinue Reading

Kate attends her 3rd annual Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

Kate attends her 3rd annual Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

After a morning at the National Maritime Museum supporting Team UK in the America’s Cup, Kate headed back to Kensington Palace for a quick Georgie snuggle and outfit change. Then, she headed to her third annual Queen’s Garden party at Buckingham Palace.  #450384326 / gettyimages.com The Queen’s Garden Party is an annual tradition first startedContinue Reading

Kate visits National Maritime Museum for America’s Cup Exhibit

Kate visits National Maritime Museum for America’s Cup Exhibit

Today, Kate was off to Greenwich to visit the National Maritime Museum. She was there to offer her support and learn more about the UK’s bid to enter the 35th annual America’s Cup – the world’s premier sailing competition. #450371032 / gettyimages.com The America’s Cup is an annual yacht race, originating in England in theContinue Reading

Keeping Up with the Cambridges: June 8

Keeping Up with the Cambridges: June 8

What a lovely start to the summer season of royal events! With Kate’s calender filling up more and more each week, it was lovely to see the Duchess undertake a few royal engagements. This week was a wonderful glimpse of things to come, as the next few weeks become busier and busier for the DuchessContinue Reading