Author Archives: James Bartlett

How Irish Chef Geraldine Gilliland Built a Culinary Empire in California

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

British Expat of the Month: Fiona Bloom, Publicist Extraordinaire

Like it or not, we’re living in age where social media is a daily part of our lives. For many of us it’s a happy addition, allowing us to see friends around the world and get free access to more information and humor (and ...