London: The Knightsbridge Hotel

I’m still alive.  Between moving and starting my awesome new job in Chattanooga (in case you missed it), I have been a crazy person lately.  I have so much to share about London.  And so much to share about my new job!  I’ve decided to share in chronological order:  London first…  Also, London comes first because I started writing this post over a week ago and I need to finish it.

I’ve decided that since there are so many pictures from London I am going to break it down into categories.  The hotel we stayed at in London, The Knightsbridge Hotel, deserves a post all on its own.  My cousins and I found it online and thought it looked nice/cute.  It turned out to far exceed my expectations – it was the cutest boutique hotel I’ve ever been inside!  AND would you believe that it is owned and decorated by an interior designer?  Yes, talented Kit Kemp designed every inch of it.  It is so chic I don’t know how to describe it except to say it’s all in the details.  She certainly has a unique style.  I’ll let these pictures speak for themselves.

Picture me walking around the hotel’s public rooms taking these pictures.  I’m sure the employees thought I was strange.  I also bought Kit’s book in the hotel, which features pictures of the Knightsbridge Hotel.

Knightsbridge Hotel, London

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The Scottie dogs behind us are made out of cardboard or something… There was so much neat and creative artwork all throughout the hotel.

The Drawing Room

The Drawing Room

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Don’t know how to make this picture NOT sideways.

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Clearly, I was obsessed with these chairs.

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Lobby

Lobby

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One of the three hotel rooms I got to see.  The walls of this room were covered in a gray linen.  The sofa was upholstered in felt, along with the bedskirt and other pieces in the room.  I think Kit Kemp likes felt.

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Loved this pink ikat lamp shade!

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Not a bad view :)

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Another one of the rooms I got to see…

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Walls are covered in a light green linen.  There is a mannequin in the corner of every room.

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I just want to point out that this post was entirely voluntary and nobody at Firmdale Hotels is paying me to write this.  I just thought our hotel was exceptionally chic!  Although I would be more than happy to have them as a sponsor ;)

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Golden Globes and Cuteness Alert!!!

Don’t worry, I’m not going to be one of those bloggers who gives fashion advice — I’m not even 100% confident with my own wardrobe so don’t feel capable of telling others what to wear / what not to wear…  However, I must say that Jessica Alba’s dress was sooo pretty last night at the Golden Globes.  And I am extremely accepting of Jennifer Lawrence’s dress (even though I gasped when I first saw the top portion!).

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This picture disguises the irregularity of the top portion of the dress… but I’m sure if you google it you’ll see what I mean :)

While I was in Birmingham this weekend for a friend’s wedding I got to visit my adorable godson/cousin, James.  I couldn’t help myself — I had to share some pictures of his cuteness with you.  He’s such a beautiful baby!  Isn’t he the cutest? [WHY are these pictures to tiny???? Someone please tell me!]

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My aunt Juju and me with James

Probably the cutest yawn I've ever witnessed

Probably the cutest yawn I’ve ever witnessed

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Doesn't he look so happy with his favorite godmother?

Doesn’t he look so happy with his favorite godmother?

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Sneak Peek: Thanksgiving 2012 at Summerfield

I took the time / remembered to take pictures of my Thanksgiving!  Yay me!  As always, the house looked absolutely gorgeous with silver goblets, tasteful flower arrangements, white linens and my family.  My aunts (and mother) and their help work hard each year to make Thanksgiving at Summerfield so special for my entire family EVERY year.  There were thirty four of us this year, which is a low number compared to years past.  In the past, we usually have close to fifty people for Thanksgiving lunch.  Each year I appreciate this house and this family more and more.  Thankful is an understatement! :)

These are some pictures from my iphone (and a few other people’s iphones), but I also took some pictures on my mom’s super nice camera that I will post as soon as I figure out how to upload the pictures to a computer, etc.  (which could be years from now, but hopefully not).

If you follow me on instagram (@wheelerlewis1) you may have already seen a few of these.

That is me holding my beautiful godson, James, who I just met for the first time!

I had to take a picture of the spanish moss.

James loves his godmother already :)

p.s. Roll Tide!!!!

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Happy belated birthday, Dad!

Happy belated birthday to my wonderful Dad! (His birthday was yesterday.)

Dad, thanks so much for all that you do! And thank you especially for being such a supportive follower of Summerfield :)
I know you’re having a great time in your new favorite place (the cabin at Coon Lake). I love you!

And here is a picture of my dad and one of his many turkeys… This was the only picture I had of him on my iPad, but I think he’s pretty proud of it.

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First pedicure in 88 years!

My 88 year old great aunt got her first pedicure at the beach this week. It was an exciting and entertaining event! I think she liked the massage chair better than the pedicure… Here’s how it went:

Getting in the chair…

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“What do all these buttons do? I didn’t know I was getting a massage too!”

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She picked a pretty color :)

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Success!