Just a girl in love with London life.
[Photo by Christina Owen]
Who am I: I’ve been an expat since 2007, mostly in London with six months in Colombia in 2011. I was born in a suburb between Buffalo and Niagara Falls, New York called North Tonawanda. My background is in journalism, international education and social media marketing. I work full time as a social media strategist for an international education company and have been blogging almost daily since 2002.
Loves: London, tea, photography, graffiti hunting, travel, learning about other cultures, books, exploring London, social media, blogging (obviously).
You can also find me: On Little Observationist, a second blog, similar but wider reaching beyond London.
Support: If you want to support the blog (along with my expensive travel wish list), I sell photography prints!
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Little London Observationist / Little Observationist
Flickr / LLO Flickr Group
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SELECTION OF PRESS & FEATURES
- Interview feature on Chino House: Expat Stories
- Featured photographer on The Cemetery Club
- Completely London: Brilliant London Blogs
- Little City Observations Review on Jumping Puddles
- Little City Observations Review on The Accidental Londoner
- Little City Observations Review on Coin Phrases
- Little City Observations Review on Sam
- Interview feature on Inspiring City
- London Daily Photo on TikiChris
- A Line and Wash Illustration for Little City Observations
- Little City Observations on London Living
- Little City Observations on Londonist
- Interviewed by Sarah T. Schwab
- Little City Observations on Hunt for Design
- Alumni feature for SUNY Fredonia English Department
- Author interview on GoAbroad.com
- English Town’s Three Expat Blogs Worth Reading
- JRC’s Top 12 Female Bloggers from London
- Londonist Behind the Lens Feature
- Feedbacq Blog Most Interesting Expat Blogs List
- Love Audrey
- Townfish Best London Blogs feature
- London Living Twinterview Feature
- Move Guides Interview Feature
- Internations Interview Feature
- The Dunkirk Observer
- Girl Habits
- Lemon Dear
- A Girl and Her Scout
- Nora’s Necessities
- The Underestimated Mom
- By Genevieve, Featured Photographer Pt 1
- By Genevieve, Featured Photographer Pt 2
- Interview on The Happiness Project London
A SELECTION OF GUEST POSTS I’VE WRITTEN FOR OTHER SITES
- Trip.Me | 3 Favourite London Neighbourhoods
- Move Guides | Expat life and immersion in a new culture
- Move Guides | Neighbourhood Wars – Chelsea
- Town Fish | Unusual Places to Go in London
- Town Fish | London’s Oldest Pubs
- Town Fish | London Markets
- Town Fish | London’s Best Independent Shops
- Town Fish | London’s Street Artists
- GoAbroad | Author profile with article links
Saw the link on your FB so felt I’d drag my ass over this way and holla. Thought of you the wk gone as I strolled about London inlove with the city. What a truly glorious place where even the pigeons have attitude! 🙂
hahahahhah, I love this picture, pure enthusiasm. I love HHeath too, looking forward to more sun and al fresco picnics up there.
Best regards Stephanie
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Your blog’s great, Steph 🙂
Nice blog, something intersting stuff on it.
Hi Stephanie – lovely blog! I’d be interested in doing your Listen to a Londoner interview, as you mentioned on my blog last week. Give me a shout.
That’s great 🙂 I’ll be in touch with questions in the next few days. x
You’re definitely “plugged in” little lady! Good for you!
Great blog you have here.
Thanks, I love connecting with people 🙂
Stephanie, you have a great blog! My family was in England for 4 years in the late 80’s/early 90’s (in the Air Force) and we made many trips to London with the kids. So many great memories. When we see English shows on PBS or BBC we hearken back to those days.
Just found your blog through blog surfing, and it really is amazing! Love the amazing shots of London; really makes me want to visit there someday!
love your blog. would you like to contribute to my site as well maybe once a month and be featured on site as well. do you have a email so i can explain more. site is silentambiance.com
Thanks for inviting me to guest post. I don’t know that I can commit on a monthly basis because I have a lot going on, but I’d definitely be up for it now and then. I usually ask that people sponsor a giveaway of one of my 8×10 photography prints on my blog if I write them a guest post (which will link back to your blog as well). It’s the cost of printing and shipping in the UK which is usually around £7 or so. What do you have in mind exactly for a guest post? You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can chat. Cheers!
I have been enjoying your blog. I will be in London for a week from 15 December on. I’m curious if you have time to meet or can recommend some good corners, tunnels, alleys, cafes, canvases or people. email@example.com
I just sent you an email 🙂
Little London O, thank you for all of your lovely and interesting posts. You are on our top favorite 15 blogs list here: http://peachfarmstudio.wordpress.com/2011/12/09/versatile-blogger-award/ Thank you!
Hello! I have been reading your blog for a while now, so I have nominated you for a liebster at:
Hey there, I visited London in November..I had not been there since I was a teenager. I forgot how amazing it is! I am currently reading Craig Taylor’s Londoners and hoping to relocate immediately….at the moment applying for jobs there!
Awesome, good luck! Where are you from originally? It’s a great city to live in. 🙂
Ireland, and currently living here..near Dublin. I have lived in NYC and loved it, so I am hoping London will be similar..just hoping to get a job asap!
Hi Stephanie – we just moved over from NYC and are missing our does of all things Latin. I just saw your post on Colombian restuarants and the Brixton Market – when we would want to head down there to check out the Colombian food/stalls?
Hi Carolina, I been in a while, but Brixton Market is always good on a Saturday. You’ll find some funky Colombian fruits in the market in Vauxhall as well. Also, if you’re looking for Latin stuff going on, my friend Mariano runs an active Facebook group called Latinos in London worth joining – http://www.facebook.com/groups/5586406566/ Let me know if you discover anything I should know about 🙂
Very excited that I found your blog today when I was googling information on Pablo Delgado. I moved to London in December 2010 and I’m still trying to take in as much as I can. I’m looking forward to going through your older posts to see what I’ve missed!
I’m glad you found it too! I left London for a bit last year so I missed the big Pablo Delgado explosion of images over the summer, but happy to stumble upon them when I do now! Cheers for commenting. x
hey! I’m a new zealander from the bottom of the world and haven’t experienced much travel wise, but your love for london life has filled me with enthusiasm to go there!! I’m super excited 🙂 XX
Aw, you should. It’s an incredible city. Feels like the centre of the world sometimes…
Haven’t been down to kiwi land but I’d love to!!
haha a country swap! 🙂
From a little town in Oregon, USA, I am finding your blog entertaining and exciting. Thanks for sharing part of your London with me.
I’m glad you’re enjoying it! London is an amazing city.
Which part of Oregon are you from? Beautiful state… at least the coastal areas I’ve seen.
Thanks so much for reading.
I am from the Willamette Valley, outside of town of Corvallis (about 45 minutes from the coast).
Just had a look at your blog. You’re so motivated! Half-marathon? I’m impressed 🙂
I’m from Canada and have been thinking about moving to London for years but it’s scary when I don’t really know enough about what it’s like living there to make an informed decision. Your blog will help with that. Thank you kindly.
Hi there 🙂
I have just nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award –
I really enjoy your blog and look forward to seeing more of it!! xoxo
Please please please let me know how you get the flag counter…xoxox
I really enjoy your blog. Your content and all the great links allow me to spend many rainy afternoons here on Vancouver Island thinking about our next London trip. They also generate lots of conversation starters with my daughter who is heading back for a second gap year stint over the summer.
Thank you for all the work you do to share this amazing city.
Hi Ray, that was such a nice comment to read this morning. Thank you. It’s nice to hear when people appreciate the work that goes into keeping it up daily!
I’m a casting producer on the hit American television show “House Hunters International”. I had a look at your blog and I think you would be a great candidate for our show!
If you’re interested, please respond with a contact number and I’ll call you at a time that is convenient for you.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Hey… You still haven’t acknowledged that I nominated you for an award?
Sorry Tayla! Thought I left a message on your blog back then saying thank you. Apologies if not and thank you!
Thank you for allowing those of us in far-flung locales (such as Calgary, Canada) to travel vicariously through your posts! Although I’m sure someone has already done so, I’ve nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award as a token of my appreciation!
Aw, thank you!! x
Hi! I’ve nominated you for the 7×7 Link Award – http://eatnowtalklater.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/blog-awards/
Dear Blogger, I nominated you for the Sunshine Award !!!
Found you through Freshly Pressed and as another ex-pat living in and loving London, I love your blog.
Also, I adore the dress you’re wearing above!
tourists who stand on the left – sounds like you have settled into london life nicely!
I suppose after 5 years here, it does get kind of annoying to be on a mission to get down the escalator when it’s plugged up with a wad of tourists 🙂 That said, I do love tourists when they stand on the correct side! I think they play a huge role in the vibrancy of this city and it wouldn’t be what it is without them.
So glad I found this site! Being a London cabbie, I adore anything to do with our wonderful capital and your blog is fantastic.
If you’re interested in discovering some of London’s interesting trivia and hidden secrets, my own website can be found at http://www.blackcablondon.wordpress.com
Brilliant blog you’ve got as well. My uncle is a London cabbie as well. Lots of stories to tell! If you’re interested, I’d love to interview you for my “Listen to a Londoner” section. If you’re up for it, let me know. There’s a link in the menu under the interview section so you can have a look at all the past ones…
Cheers for stopping by!
I know how you feel as I am new to the UK myself. It is interesting to observe things and people here. I love this country even though it doesn’t like me the same,hehe. My hubby always wonders why I see things in a way he has never thought before.I have started a topic “culture shock” on my page. welcome to visit and leave your comment.cheers.
Hi Stephanie, i love your blog, and sunday email! I wanted to let you know about a unique event happening Oct 27-28 at the V&A – its the annual British Mosaic Forum and tix are still available. Mosaics old and new are everywhere in London, and the event will feature tours and lectures by working artists, historians and scholars (i’m one of them) anyway hope you’ll share with your art loving community. many thanks, Lillian – http://www.bamm.org.uk/front/bammmosaicforum.html
Thanks Lillian, I’ll have a look! The V&A is a fave of mine.
I am Joelle, from Expatica. We are a marketing agency specialised in advising clients on marketing their products to expatriates. I really like your blog and thus, we are interested in an advertising partnership with you. Can you kindly email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can discuss this more in further detail?
thanks so much!
Your blog is just lovely 🙂 definitely worth a follow! I keep a blog about London myself, although it’s not half so well done as yours.
Thank you! I just had a look at yours as well and I think it’s hilarious. I especially love the one about walking. Completely relate! Will share your link on Facebook 🙂
Love your blog! I’ll be visiting London for the first time in September and will enjoy a tour thru your blog.
Thanks Margaret! Hope you enjoy the city. It’s an amazing place to visit.
Love this pic of yours and hey love your blog too 🙂
What about the history? I am South African and absolutely fascinated by London which I am exploring with Bradshaw’s Hand Book to London, 1862, at londondiaryblog.wordpress.com