While London partied the four-day weekend away, Brits in America honored the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in their own fashion. The Los Angeles-based expat group Brits in LA celebrated the Diamond Jubilee with a street tea party at the Palihouse hotel in West Hollywood. (Photo: Dawn Bowery Photography)
The courtyard of “Buckingham Palihouse” (as the hotel is called) was transformed into a street party. (Photo by Dawn Bowery Photography)
A couple of familiar faces turned up. And do check out that inflatable corgi. (Photo: Dawn Bowery Photography)
The trimmings. (Photo: Dawn Bowery Photography)
Singer Tom Lowe led a sing-a-long of festive songs. (Photo: Dawn Bowery Photography)
Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.