Author Archives: James Bartlett

Emmy Winner Andy Walmsley on Being British in Vegas: ‘It’s the Best City I’ve Ever Lived In’

Adam Walmsley. (Photo: Michael Herb)

Like many other Brits looking to make a name in show business, Andy Walmsley first tried his luck in Los Angeles, but today he’s a huge flag-waver for the delights of Las Vegas, a place where there’s a surprisingly large expat ...

How Irish Chef Geraldine Gilliland Built a Culinary Empire in California

Geraldine Gilliland (phota via Geraldine Gilliland)

St. Patrick’s Day has become one of the biggest parties in the world.

The Toscars: Brits in LA Skewer Hollywood’s Biggest Night

(Brits in LA)

The red carpet is ready, the paparazzi are prepping their lenses, the stunning dresses are being chosen, and the golden awards are ready to be handed out to the lucky winners. Yes, it’s time again for the Toscars ceremony.

5 British Men Behind Los Angeles’ Best-Known Locations

(Wikipedia)

Like many other American states, we assume that California—and especially it’s larger cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco—are a melting pot of people from around the world. Many of the early immigrants were from the British ...

How British Photographer Dawn Bowery Realized Her Own California Dream

Dawn Bowery (Photo: Aubrey Keating)

February is the month of roses and chocolate, but for photographer Dawn Bowery, it sees the deadline for her particular passion— a photography book California Dreaming: Real Life Stories of Brits in LA, which is still racing against ...

10 Pubs in California You Should Visit

(Ye Olde King's Head)

One of the things that many Brits miss when they arrive in the U.S. is the pub.

5 Ways Americans Celebrate That British People Find Awkward

(CBS)

With Super Bowl XLVIII coming up, it’s a good time for some pointers about how Americans celebrate with friends (and strangers) at sports events—and at almost any other occasion when something good or positive has happened.

British Expat of the Month: Dave Parry of Chicago Tafia

David Perry shops for fresh produce, holding a leek. (Molly Horan)

While many Brits looking stateside might first think of New York or Los Angeles, there are plenty of other big cities with extensive histories, diverse populations and culture to burn. Chicago is one of these metropolises, and it’s ...

10 Ways to Stay Healthy and Fit in 2014

Staying fit requires research and discipline, especially if you're in a new place. (Photo via Creative Commons)

It’s the New Year, and across the world people are making resolutions of all kinds. One of the most popular vows is to get fit for 2014, so here is a brief list of 10 things you can do.

British Treats You’ll Miss this Christmas

"One for you and one for me ... one for you and two for me ..." (Nestlé)

Though expats may still find it hard to believe there’s no Boxing Day/public holiday on December 26th, they needn’t fear an American Christmas dinner too much.