Articles Tagged 'British Up'

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Lifestyle Blog ‘Goop’ Gets Britished Up

It’s no secret Gwyneth Paltrow is a fan of all things British. … she did marry English rock star Chris Martin of Coldplay. She’s been a card carrying member of the Anglophile club for a while. And, with that said, she’s dedicated this week’s issue (May 30) of her lifestyle publication, Goop, to British fashion designers. […]

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‘Endless Love’ Remake Gets Britished Up

The 1981 teen romance, Endless Love, is getting a makeover starring English actors Alex Pettyfer (I Am Number Four) and Gabriella Wilde (The Three Musketeers, Doctor Who‘s The Vampire of Venice). The original film starred Brooke Shields (The Blue Lagoon) and Martin Hewitt (General Hospital) who play Chicago suburban teenagers in an extremely committed and […]

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British Up Your NFL Teams

  Put down your cricket bat and grab a football helmet. While the National Football League’s plans are still a long way from crossing over the goal line, the gridiron group is known to be desirous of establishing a franchise in London. Following up on a flurry of talk late last fall about how and […]

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Funny British Road Signs

Driving in a foreign country is difficult enough — these road signs really don’t make it any easier. Okay, this may not be “ha ha” funny but look how many signs there are! The overwhelming amount of signs is what caught our attention. How can you be expected to keep your eye on the road […]

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British Up Your Travel Destinations

The biggest travel months for Brits are July and August. It may seem a little premature but this cold weather has us craving warm weather destinations – especially those where we can hobnob with Brits. It’s never too early to daydream! Majorca (Mallorca), Spain British Visitors Per Year: 2 million (Mallorca); 12 million (Spain) Location: […]

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British Up Your New Year’s Toasts

Yep, “Happy New Year” will get the job done but why not explore other ways to cheers the New Year! Bit of history: While raising your glass and wishing someone the best began with the Greeks as early as sixth century B.C. it’s said that “toasting” came into play with the English custom of flavoring […]

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British Up Your Christmas Greetings

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We say this all the time but where did it come from? Where all great things come from … England, of course. The use of “Merry Christmas” as a seasonal salutation dates back to at least 1565, when it appeared in the Hereford Municipal Manuscript: “And thus I comytt […]

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British Up Your Christmas Movie Watching

Are you in the holiday mood yet? No? It’s just around the corner. If that’s the case, maybe these clips will do it for you. We’ve compiled some of our favorite British Christmas movie scenes ranging from a Christmas classic to a killer Santa on the loose. Take a peek! Nativity! (2009) You can’t get […]

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10 Ways to British Up Your Christmas Holiday

Many American Christmas traditions trace back to England, like the main staples of decorating your home, putting up a tree, exchanging presents and having a mid-day dinner. Why not British it up a bit more this year?  1. Letters It is very common for school age children to write letters to Santa Claus. But, the […]