Hi! I'm Jaime. I'm originally from the Puget Sound area in Washington state and I've lived in London for over a decade.
By day, I work in book publishing, but during every other waking hour? I work on this blog. I also contribute to magazines as a freelance food and travel journalist. You can read examples of my work here and here.
Living in England is a dream come true for me. As a teen, I had a postcard of the Cotswolds taped to my bedside table so that it'd be the last thing I'd see before I closed my eyes at night.
I visited England for the first time at the age of fourteen. I promptly fell in love. On my return to the US, I went to our tiny little library in our tiny little town and borrowed every book related to England, spending my summers watching Jonathan Creek re-runs on PBS and pining for the green, rolling hills of the English countryside.
While completing my undergraduate degree at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, I studied abroad at the University of Oxford (fun fact: I studied Wordsworth with Jonathan Wordsworth, Wordsworth's great-great-great nephew!), where I met my now-husband.
After graduating from Mount Holyoke, I completed a Master's Degree in Renaissance Literature at the University of York.
Soon after, I headed down to London to ride out the last few months of my student visa, hoping to secure an internship in publishing. I began my publishing career at two, well-known international publishers before leaving my role to work for an illustrated/art book publisher.
I started writing this blog in 2010, when I felt torn about where I wanted to live. I thought it would help me decide if I wrote about all the highs and lows of my experiences in the US and UK. But it hasn't made my decision any easier - it's just made me realize how incredibly lucky I am.
This is my story. These are my adventures.
Thank you for reading. xo