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.