Still in DC, but doing a little gridskipping in my mind. We were visiting some friends in Olney, MD and they pointed me to their friend Alice's blog An American in London. She talks about buying a $400 hat to match her periwinkle dress for Royal Ascot. It got me reminiscing about our time living in London in the East End and surviving the bitterly damp winter. The absolute highlight was the Columbia Road Flower Market on Sundays where you can find a melange of gorgeous exotic flowers and guys yelling in a Cockney accent, "Eighteen mixed primroses for a fivah!" Absolutely brilliant.