Day in the Life: London Fashion Week and Book Signings

Posted March 10th, 2015 by Maggie in London, England

Hello everybody! It’s been awhile since I’ve posted here, but it’s been a crazy (incredible) couple of weeks. While living in London, I’ve noticed there are certain once in a lifetime opportunities that tend to pop up. I was able to go to London Fashion Week and two book signings, Tanya Burr’s Love, Tanya and…

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Day in the Life: Taking the Tube

Posted February 17th, 2015 by Maggie in London, England

Any Londoner will know that the fastest (and easiest) way to get around London is to use the Underground. And, just in case you were curious, you are actually going underground, which can be a bit disappointing when there’s no longer phone service. At least the stations have free wifi! Because I came from a small town, I’ve never…

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Day in the Life of a Student at the London College of Fashion

Posted February 2nd, 2015 by Maggie in London, England

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” – Coco Chanel I have been a massive fashion lover for as long as I can remember, and one of the main reasons I chose…

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Welcome to London!

Posted February 2nd, 2015 by Maggie in London, England

Hi everyone, and welcome to London! My name is Maggie Dickman, and I’ll be blogging from this lovely city this semester. I’m studying magazine journalism and English at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. I’m originally from the tiny town of Le Mars, Iowa (famous for its ice cream, of course). While most people would…

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See you later, London!

Posted January 8th, 2015 by Liz in London, England

It’s definitely been a busy last few weeks here in London! Everything feels like it’s ending so quickly. I finished my internship at the London Metropolitan Archives just the other day and said my goodbyes to my friends and coworkers. Besides final papers and projects, we’ve all been trying to fit in last-minute stops to…

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Studying (and Seeing) Shakespeare on Stage

Posted November 24th, 2014 by Liz in London, England

One of the several unique classes offered during the Fall Semester in London is Shakespeare on Stage. As an English major, the class was actually one of my reasons for deciding to study in London. Throughout the course of the semester, the group has the opportunity to see 8 different productions. We also have made…

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Our Whirlwind Italian (and Scottish) Itinerary

Posted November 24th, 2014 by Liz in London, England

Wow, sorry it’s been a while! We got back from Fall Break a little over a week ago but things have sure been busy ever since- especially with my parents visiting! It’s safe to say that Fall Break was amazing and lived up to all my expectations! I’d been planning it since this summer and…

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What’s the Meaning of Stonehenge?

Posted October 22nd, 2014 by Liz in London, England

It’s been a long, busy week but here’s a recap of our Bath adventures! We left London Friday morning and drove for about 2 hours before we reached Stourhead House and Gardens, famous for different period dramas such as the most recent version of Pride and Prejudice. After enjoying the beautiful weather and scenery in the gardens, we…

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Museums: As much as you wanna see ‘em.

Posted October 3rd, 2014 by Liz in London, England

For those of you who know I’m an avid fan of museums and planning on working in the field someday, you should have seen this coming! So here it is: the low-down on London’s brilliant museums. You simply can’t see London without seeing a couple of London’s many museums. From young to old, history nerds…

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Parks Aplenty

Posted September 17th, 2014 by Liz in London, England

Wow! It’s almost impossible to believe we’ve been in London for almost two and a half weeks! Everything’s been incredible so far, including, surprisingly, the weather. It’s been absolutely beautiful, mostly sunny and a solid 21 degrees Celsius (that’s 70 degrees for those of you back home). So much for dreary, rainy London days, although…

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