Queen Liz is a Lovely Lady!

The Queen has generously invited Team GB Olympic and Paralympic athletes to a star-studded event at Buckingham Palace in late October. Tracksuits are reportedly allowed at the reception, held to say thanks for a golden summer that surpassed all of our expections.

To celebrate this (and in the hopes of one day getting our own Royal invitation!) we thought we’d share with you a few lovely pins of Her Maj, from our Pinterest account. You can follow all of our boards here.

Peek a boo! A game of hide-and-go-seek will not be on the itinerary.

 

QEII in 2007. And she hasn’t aged a bit!

 

Annie Leibovitz portrait. Bet you thought it was only rock gods and Hollywood A-listers who get their photos taken by her!

 

And how could we forget her acting debut alongside James Bond at the Olympics opening ceremony? God save the Queen!

Will & Kate Anniversary Pinterest Contest Winner

Another contest comes to an end and yet again, the response was terrific. We asked you to create a pinterest board and pin something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a paper anniversary gift for Will & Kate. We’ve spent a very enjoyable morning comparing notes on all the entries, and we’re pleased to announce that the winner is… Natalie Zaman!

Congrats Natalie, you’ve won yourself a full afternoon tea for two! We felt your board succeeded in balancing the traditional with the modern and expressing something of Britain’s character. And the curveball of a blue meanie from The Beatle’s ‘Yellow Submarine’ film was the icing on the metaphorical wedding cake!

SOMETHING OLD… OK, they can’t put this in their pocket–but they can visit him. He’s OLD, and according to go.com’s UK Travel Page, he’s one of Britain’s most romantic destinations–and the UK’s Sexiest Monument 😉

Something NEW… and pretty and sparkling to go with that fabulous ring…

Something BORROWED… Dad’s/Father-In-Law’s ’69 Aston Martin 🙂

Something BLUE… What’s bluer than a Blue Meanie? He isn’t really mean–and he’s related to the Bluebird of Happiness!

Happy First Anniversary with a PAPER GIFT–how about a beautiful Book Carving by British artist Su Blackwell? This one looks like a lovely English Garden

Will & Kate’s First Anniversary Pinterest Contest… so far!

Here’s three of our favorite entries yet to our Will & Kate anniversary pinterest contest. If you haven’t entered yet, just start a board titled ‘Happy Anniversary Will & Kate’ and post something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a paper wedding gift for the Royal couple. You can see full details here… keep ’em coming!!

Something old, from Candice Stone

Something Blue – Johnnie Walker Blue Label, from Heidi Mackey

Paper anniversary gift, from Emily Maddox

Tatler Jubilee Edition & #TSWeddingWeek

Tatler have given a sneak peak inside their Jubilee edition, out next week. We have something very big up our sleeves (you wouldn’t expect it any other way now would you?) But for the time being it’s still #TSWeddingWeek. If you haven’t done so already, take the time to enter our pinterest contest and you could win full afternoon tea for two (that’s $70-worth of the finest English food this side of the Atlantic!!)

The Queen's corgi on the front cover of the Diamond Jubilee edition of UK Tatler Magazine.

Will & Kate’s Wedding Anniversary Pinterest Contest

It is one year since Will & Kate tied the knot. To commemorate their anniversary, we’re branding the whole week #TSWeddingWeek and running our biggest contest to date over on pinterest. To enter, just set up a ‘Happy Anniversary Will & Kate’ board and pin something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue, along with a paper wedding present – traditional for first anniversaries. The prize is a full afternoon tea for two. Be as creative as you like, and we’ll announce the winner a week today.

Pinterest: Vintage Queen Photograph

Look at this fantastic vintage photograph of the Queen from 1968 that we found while researching for our Pinterest. We love that this photo shows an unusually relaxed side to the Queen. We’re perennially fascinated by the woman behind the crown, and we like to think that this allows a glimpse of her personality.

Ps. We’d love for you to follow us if you have a Pinterest account. We aim to post the best of British with special attention to food, of course!