By Royal (hair) Appointment

By Royal (hair) Appointment

I have literally just got home after having my done this evening, and I’m in that mood of “oh my hair is so flowing, and lush, and beautiful” and the stylist I had today passed on a few of her tips for luscious hair to me. Now, combined with what I’ve learnt today and whatContinue Reading

Rules of EtiKate: Setting a Formal Table

Rules of EtiKate: Setting a Formal Table

While the last two EtiKate posts have been a bit aspirational (Meeting the Queen and Curtsying), this week’s post will focus on setting a formal table, a skill we can all use, whether it be at our next dinner party or the next time we sit down with our takeout. This diagram from Emily PostContinue Reading

Holiday Hostess Gifts

Holiday Hostess Gifts

With the holiday season upon us, our social calendars are quickly filling up with many fabulous parties to attend.  Whether it’s a formal dinner or open house, each hostess puts so much effort into the event that it’s only proper to thank her with a hostess gift.  Our suggestion is to stock up on aContinue Reading

Keeping Up With the Cambridges- December 8

Keeping Up With the Cambridges- December 8

  Christmas came early for us Kate lovers this past week! Due to the Duchess of Cambridge’s busy schedule, we were gifted with her presence on multiple occasions and even had a surprise appearance…did someone say tiara?! This Week: December 3- Diamonds are a girl’s best friend! On Tuesday, we were pleasantly surprised when weContinue Reading

Cooking With Catherine-Sticky Toffee Pudding

Cooking With Catherine-Sticky Toffee Pudding

  Clement Clarke Moore wrote “Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse”; but I gather they would be stirring if they had Sticky Toffee Pudding baking in the oven! This classic British dessert is perfect for this time of year and is personalContinue Reading

Kate visits Shooting Star House Children’s Hospice

Kate visits Shooting Star House Children’s Hospice

This afternoon, Kate visited the Shooting Star House Children’s Hospice in Hampton, Middlesex. As a supporter of children’s palliative care, and her patronage with EACH, Kate’s visit to different children’s hospices around the country to learn more about their programs and bring attention to the cause. Shooting Star Children’s Hospice cares for 650 young people andContinue Reading

Kate and William attend premiere of “Long Walk to Freedom”

Kate and William attend premiere of “Long Walk to Freedom”

We were deeply saddened by the news of Nelson Mandela’s passing this evening. It is such a dark shadow cast over such a wonderful event. We hope that his legacy and fight for freedom is carried on in the future, and know he will not be soon forgotten. To honor his truly magnificent life, weContinue Reading

Holiday Outfits with Kate’s Style

Holiday Outfits with Kate’s Style

It’s the time of the season for cocktail parties, Christmas fetes, cozy dinners and hot toddies! Many of us will go through outfit after outfit over the next four weeks. Since our closets already look a lot like Kate’s, we wanted to share ways to revamp the Duchess of Cambridge’s pieces into holiday ensembles. YourContinue Reading

Cyber Monday like Kate

Cyber Monday like Kate

It’s not a secret that Kate loves a good deal. She’s been seen shopping outlet malls and has practically redefined the art of cost-per-wear fashion. While there has been no confirmation of her online shopping habits, we do think that it’s something she would thoroughly enjoy as it can be done from the privacy andContinue Reading

Keeping Up With the Cambridges-December 1

Keeping Up With the Cambridges-December 1

My oh my, how time has flown! Today we start a new month, and the official beginning of the Christmas season. There are lots of exciting times coming up for the Cambridges (George’s first Christmas!) but before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s look back over the past week to see what Kate has beenContinue Reading

Christmas like the Duchess

Christmas like the Duchess

For all you Americans, Thanksgiving is over and the Christmas season begins – for us in the UK, all of the shops seem think Christmas began three months ago, I digress however – and I feel that now it’s just a two days until December, we can now all allow ourselves to get that littleContinue Reading

Rules of EtiKate: Curtsying

Rules of EtiKate: Curtsying

This week’s EtiKate will look at the act of curtsying. Curtsying is a gesture of respect or reverence made by women by bending the knees with one foot forward and lowering the body. It is considered the female version of the bow. In the past, women would curtsy to anyone of superior social rank. WhileContinue Reading

Christmas Cards for Kate!

Christmas Cards for Kate!

Christmas is a very “royal” time of year for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The country waits excitedly for the Queen’s annual Christmas speech and thousands line up the walk to the church at Sandringham. Christmas day at Sandringham is filled with royal traditions, from the many outfit changes to the order in whichContinue Reading

Keeping Up With the Cambridges- November 24

Keeping Up With the Cambridges- November 24

  Charitable Catherine is at it again! This week, our darling Duchess of Cambridge left the Chubby Cheekster (George) at home while she attended two charity events at Only Connect and Place2Be. While both of these charities are greatly different, they both have one thing in common and that is providing support for youth inContinue Reading

Kate Favorites: One Back in Stock and One on Sale!

Kate Favorites: One Back in Stock and One on Sale!

Sometimes the hardest part about being a fan of the clothes Kate wears is knowing that they will be sold out before you can get to the store to take a look for yourself. That or you get to the store and the item is prohibitively expensive. We thought we’d share a quick note todayContinue Reading