Dear June

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Thank you for…

(1) Showing off for our out-of-town guests during a perfectly timed cable car ride over the Thames. (2) Introducing British friends to the wonders of the skillet cookie and the intricacies of the Southern drawl. (3) Hiding Union Jacks in the most charming places. (4) Yielding a rainbow-colored bounty of produce for the farm shop shelves. (5) Afternoon tea straight from a perfect pink dream and the cutest pal to share it with. (6) Accidental hikes and stumbled-upon views that make an old park new again. (7) Bringing the best company and the best scone together in Surrey once more. (8) Evensong beneath the breathtaking dome of St. Paul's. (9) First meals in new dishes sent from my very favorite brother who has always believed I could set my own table. (10) #BritsInEnos... again. (11) A good sunset that became a great sunset when a sea breeze, a sister friend, and a full moon were added in. (12) The best surprise of 2015. (13) Grecian rainstorms. (14) Sunbathing and people watching at Primrose Hill. (15) Homemade pizza crust and quality time. (16) The dreamiest evening with Taylor... and 65,000 of our closest friends.

Let's do it again next year!

Love, Alex

Dear May

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Thank you for…

(1) For showing me the most gorgeous pale blue ocean for the first time in months (2) For cherry red and robins egg blue VW vans parked along Tidy Street (3) For houses with names (4) For vanille bourbon ice cream cones and rowboats in the Jardins de Versailles (5) For helping me discover how to prepare a rainbow of produce during Whole30 (6) For #BritsInEnos (7) For maps the size of the dinner table and friends to dream up roadtrip itineraries with (8) For pubs cascading tip to toe in fresh flowers (9) For new friends and new breakfast joints, both of which lived up to all the hype (10) For miniature food trucks that are worth patronizing on cuteness factor alone (11) For blurry 9pm sunsets from train windows (12) For trips to the coast with a fellow red-headed sister friend (13) For architectural details that are as worthy of attention as the museum exhibits around them (14) For Birminghamians in London (15) For the community garden plots that have burst into technicolor life after months of hibernation (16) For a candy-colored visual feast in my favorite room of my favorite museum

Love, Alex