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Big Hats, Buck House, & Beautiful Harry

Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” Samuel Johnson



Mr. Liverpool and I will be leaving on a super big 747 this
Wednesday destined for London.


Typically what happens on these particular flights is Mr. L.
ends up sitting with my boys or whomever because, well, I start talking
stupidly,  foolishly,  babyishly.


For example,  I say
stuff like,  “What happens if this
monstrosity runs out of gas,” or “I wonder if that guy in 21B is a terrorist,”
or “um, how is a damn parachute going to work if we are flying over the Atlantic?”


And Mr. L. who was not anxious whatsoever when we first boarded
the super big 747 is now clawing at his arm rests looking rather pissed off annoyed.


“Excuse me,  can we
get some more wine over here, please,” he says to the cute stewardess as she
walks by.


Yes,  LOoooTS of
wine,  please, dear.


Okay,  I admit,  the flight is a bit,  shall we say,
nerve-wracking and unsettling, but once we land, I usually glance lovingly at Mr.
L exclaiming something like,   “Yeeeees,  We made it!  We didn’t run out of gasoline!”


Is it just me, or does your partner roll his eyes oodles,




Have I mentioned how much I adore & love London (otherwise known as the pulse of the
universe, or the melting pot of a thousand cities, or the home of Piccadilly Circus and The Virgin Queen, or the place where Harry

–LOVE Buckingham Palace

LOVE my British Family!

LOVE the cute guards at Buck House!

Love connecting with old friends

Btw, How do you like my new hat for my London Wedding next week?

Do you like my new dress for my London Wedding next week, too?

My first Wedding w/ Mr. Liverpool’s Mum.    Do you dig the hats?

And I’m just WILD about Harry.

Darling, Reader,  what is one of your favorite vacation spots?


I will not be on social media for a week or so starting on April 24…Even though I shall miss you,  quite honesty, I find this wonderfully  liberating, dears!



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  • Reply
    Dangerous Linda
    April 20, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Hi, Kim! ~

    So exciting! Looking forward to pictures and stories when you return!

    I love traveling pretty much anywhere — Especially on the ocean 😉

    Have a BLAST!!!!! XOXOXO

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    Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
    April 20, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Oh my goodness, girlie! This is soooooo exciting! I can’t wait to hear every detail when you get back and I hope you have a magical, wonderful time!

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    Hotly Spiced
    April 20, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    How exciting. I would love to be going to London. Definitely in Oz we wonder how the planes get there without running out of fuel as it takes 24 hours of flying to get there! I do hope Britain turns on some stunning Spring weather for you. Looking forward to hearing all about your trip and the wedding and here’s hoping you run into Harry xx

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    April 20, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    I am so with on the plane thing, my choice is Valium this way I don’t have to pee as much on long flights.
    I don’t know which I love more honey that bitchin hat or Harry.
    God do I love red heads and the Brits penchant for hats, our secret ;0
    I know you’ll have fun! xxoo
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    April 20, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Have a great time……love the dress and especially the shoes!!!!!
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    Jann Huizenga
    April 20, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Will you post a photo of you wearing your wedding outfit??? Don’t tip over in those shoes!!! How fun to go to a wedding where you have to wear a hat–and yours is adorable. I love London too, but I’ve only been once if you don’t count airports and I wanna go back. Have a super-duper time and I hope we get to hear all about it. Buon viaggio!!! xxxxxxxx00000000
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    April 20, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    I will be travelling to London in July! Very excited!

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    Debi Pasricha
    April 20, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    I adore London! One of my top five fave cities. And I adore your wedding hats as well! You look gorgeous. Have a fabulous trip and, yeah, I totally hope they don’t run out of gas on the way. (I think about shit like that all the time when flying.) Deep breath and a stiff drink, madame.

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    Ellen M. Gregg
    April 20, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Wishing you, sweet Kim, a most wonderful vacation in London! Love the hat and dress for your London wedding, and hoping there will be pictures afterward!
    Love and light. xoxo
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    Kim Gagnon
    April 20, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Have fun Kimmy !! Call me when you get home. Wine and conversation. Can’t wait to hear about your trip! Love the pics! Love you!!!

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    renee johnson
    April 20, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    What fun! I hope you have a safe trip that is full of excitement and I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.
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    Elephant's Child
    April 20, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    I adore your hats – and your dress too. And your happy smiling self.

    Have a wonderful, wonderful time – and tell us about it when you return. Please.

    My favourite holiday spot? Antarctica. Hands down. It was heaven on a stick. Sinfully expensive AND I DON’T CARE. I will hug the memories to myself forever.
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    April 20, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    OMG! I adore that hat! Can’t wait to see pics of the entire outfit! I’m with you on the flight…it is sooooo long. When we flew to Barcelona I sat behind a broken seat with a huge guy in it. I chewed my knees the entire trip and couldn’t sleep a wink. Made for a zombie like day in Barcelona!

    I hope you have a fabulous trip…get some tylenol pm or the new zzzzquill. That should do it!

    Oh…and say HI to Harry for me!!
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    April 20, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Have lots wine, wear fabulous hats, bright lipstick and have a ball!
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    April 21, 2013 at 12:16 am

    Ooooh my friend, it seems so exciting 😀
    Can’t wait to hear about it!

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    April 21, 2013 at 4:02 am

    Ooh, have a beautiful absolutely fabulous time, and your dress and shoes are gorgeous!

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    April 21, 2013 at 6:59 am

    Very jealous indeed! And I do love hats! You and Mr. L are going to look smashing my love!!(in a British accent of course!).
    If you see the Jezza, give him a hug and a kiss for me please. Make sure that whore girlfriend of his isn’t around. Oh, did I just say that outloud!?

    ENJOY yourself with the visit and at the wedding! I want to see and hear all about it!!!! LOTS OF PICTURE GIRLFRIEND!!!!!
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    Valentine Logar
    April 21, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Flying doesn’t bother me at all, I just pull out a book, put on my music and I am done until I land.

    I adore your hat, your dress and the shoes!! You will be beautiful, take lots of pictures.

    Love London, whenever I am there the first thing I do is check what is in the theater.

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    April 21, 2013 at 10:48 am

    I hope you have a lovely time in London. You will be busy, I know, but you are now only a tea-cup handles length away from the land of Countingducks. I am glad you have Mr Liverpool and Miss Wine to look after you on the flight
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      My Inner Chick
      April 21, 2013 at 10:52 am

      if you have time, we can meet you for tea in the center of London 🙂 Xxx
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        April 22, 2013 at 2:32 am

        As long as its during the week and not too far from a tube station, it would be lovely. Let me know
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          Kim Sisto-Robinson
          April 22, 2013 at 4:40 am

          okay. I shall x

          • My Inner Chick
            April 22, 2013 at 1:44 pm

            Peter, we will be going into the center of London on Friday. Is there a place you’d like to meet (PUB?) let me know.

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          • countingducks
            April 24, 2013 at 3:59 am

            Groan. Can’t do Friday because I have already promised to help someone with something. How long are you there
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    April 21, 2013 at 10:56 am

    You are going to be stunning, fabulous, gorgeous, and more! Post photos and have oh so much big big fun!

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    April 21, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Well, I’m just pea-green over your trip, Kim! It sounds delightful, and I know you’ll be glad to “un-plug” for a while. Do post pictures upon your return, okay? And oh, my, are you really going to wear those heels? Because no way could I walk in them!
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    April 21, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    I want that scarf.
    That is all.
    Oh and I would dry hump any prince.
    Even prince in his red corvette.
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    feeling beachie
    April 21, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    try to enjoy the flight… and yes, I love the hats! Have an amazing time!
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    April 21, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Wishing you a great time I also has the please back in 85 of attending a wedding in London, fabulous, and i love the hats and yours is just perfect. Wising you and Dave a safe fun trip xxoo

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    Carolyn Hughes
    April 21, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Wishing you the best time ever in London Kim! Your hat is fabulous! Looking forward to seeing the pictures.
    Love Carolyn xo
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    April 21, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Wishing you a fab trip to visit the Queen, Kim! Am envious xx
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    April 21, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Even though I go to England every year, I hardly ever visit London. I did last year and have only just started discovering its delights.

    Have a wonderful trip!
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    April 21, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Oh that hat is gorgeous!!! Love it!
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    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
    April 21, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    I hope you have an amazing time Kim!! Your hat and outfit look gorgeous! Love those pictures of you having fun 😀 xxx
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    Charlene Ross
    April 22, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    A break from social media for a week? How fab! Because you’ll be in London – even fabber! (Fabber IS a word isn’t it?)

    So envious Kim. I lived in London for 4 months for a semester in college and it is one of my favorite places on the planet. Have a WONDERFUL time!

    And your hat and outfit – the FABBEST of all. (Well, next to you that is!)

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    April 22, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    I’m enjoying the heck out of my work trip to Birch Bay, WA right now! WAnt to come back for a vacation.

    Enjoy London, darlink!
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    April 22, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    p.s. I’m going to be in MINN on June 22nd!!! Please say you won’t be traveling! I am dying to hug your neck in person 🙂
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      April 22, 2013 at 1:47 pm

      Pamela, We might be at a wedding in Michigan…

      If not, I shall be there to meet you? Where? What time? Xx

      How is the book tour going?

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    April 22, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    I don’t know what’s going on. I’ve not been getting your subscriptions. Anyhow, you and Liverpool have yourselves a fine time in London.

    Love ya.
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    Red Dwyer
    April 22, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    The outfit is divine. (full stop) Be safe and have a gorgeous time. Much much love <3 xxx
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    lisa thomson
    April 22, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Have a wonderful trip, Kim! Look forward to seeing more pic’s . Love the dress and hat for you London Wedding.
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    Jodi @ Heal Now and Forever
    April 23, 2013 at 2:52 am

    Love the outfit! Love the hat! Love the shoes! Have a fabulous time and enjoy your time offline! <3
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    Beverly Diehl
    April 23, 2013 at 6:56 am

    The hats are to die for. Love the hats, wish we Amurricans were still into hats. I saw a play the other day set in the ?20’s? 30’s? and loved how EVERYONE wore hats, putting them on when they were going “outside,” taking them off when they came in.

    Have a good time in London for me – it’s still on my wish list.

    My favorite place, so far, is Zion National Park (Utah). One of the most stunning places ever, desert and mountain and river and ponds, all in one place.

    But, no Harry!
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    April 23, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Kim, You are so beautiful. You will be a great hit in London. That hat and dress, what can i say.
    Love You

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    Pure Complex
    April 23, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Let me just take a moment to acknowledge how beautiful you look in London. FAB! I love the hat and I love London as well. I can’t wait to visit myself. But your photos has just put a smile on my face and made me happy.
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    April 24, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    That is a fabulous hat. You look wonderful. What a fun outfit! I look forward to seeing lots of pictures.

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    April 24, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Have a blast its all I can say. You deserve a great time.
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    April 24, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Wednesday…like in TODAY! HOW EXCITING!!!! Have fun!

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    April 27, 2013 at 3:10 am

    ENJOY each minute of it Kim!!! London is an exciting city – sure you’ll love it again and again – we can’t get tired of London.
    As for me the perfect vacation would be Morocco.

    Lots and lots of love! xx

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    Lady Jennie
    April 29, 2013 at 6:33 am

    You’re practically in my neck of the woods! Have a wonderful time dear. 🙂
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    Wild Child Mama
    May 1, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    KIM!!! For some reason I wasn’t getting your email updates!! And I’ve been so “chicken with my head cut off” that I thought for a minute you weren’t blogging anymore. I live in such a narrow world! HA! So, I’ve resubscribed!

    I have relatives in England and hope to meet them some day! I’ve never been. I absolutely love the outfit and hat you have picked out. And you look stunning in the photo with your English Mum.
    My favorite vacation spot? Anywhere. I would take any vacation at this point!!!! AHhhhhhhh. lol. ha. ha. haha. ha.

    I believe you’re in the air as this is typed. I hope your hubby has lots of wine and you are able to enjoy the small craft flying you miles and miles above ground! (I’m always blown away by that!)
    miss you!!!!!
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    Vidya Sury
    May 3, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Gosh, Kim! To think we were in the same country at the same time? I spent half a day at Heathrow on May 1! So near, yet so far!

    Yup! You’re going to be gorgeous in the wedding dress and hat!

    And yup! Harry’s just fine. 😀

    Love you more than all the snowflakes in Saskatchewan!

    Hugs! Have a great trip and safe travels!
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    May 5, 2013 at 10:37 am

    You’re probably back home again now. Hope you had a marvellous trip to London!
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    May 5, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    I hope you are having a BLAST, my friend!!! Can’t wait to see photos of you in your gorgeous dress and hat 🙂
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    Unknown Mami
    May 5, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    I am just thrilled that your plane did not run out of gas. Love the hat and the dress.
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    Amy Tong
    May 5, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    What a fun trip. 🙂 I think Mr. L should be used to your questions by now. I’m more curious to know how other passengers react if they over-heard you. 😛 But yes, some wine should help, my dear. You’re too funny.
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    August 14, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Hi Kim,
    My name is Jane and I’m with Dwellable.
    I was looking for blogs about Birch Bay to share on our site and I came across your post…If you’re open to it, shoot me an email at jane(at)dwellable(dot)com.
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