We have planned to go on safari for at least 17 years.  The plan was to go when our eldest child graduates high school.   That time is upon us… 9 months from now. The daunting task is upon us to make it a reality.  I am overwhelmed by the incredible number of lodges that.. read more →

My eldest child, Violet, turns 17 today.   She is a bright and shining star that has the biggest heart of anyone I know.  She is a caring and kind child that I am so very proud of.  It is a bittersweet year not celebrating with her. I am wishing I were in Italy today especially,.. read more →

This is not something I have done before but, I have seen some very positive changes in my teenager recently that I would love to share. Coming with the term “teen” there are often many negative connotations like rebellious young adults with a bad attitude. This is not my experience.  I often get bogged down.. read more →

I am so excited about this fantastic children’s furniture line from London it ALMOST makes me want another baby. I am so in love with the Valentina elephant crib by Anaiza. See the whole collection…a please call me if I can do your nursery an use these finds!!!! Anaiza brings imagination to life with unique jungle.. read more →

  Thibaut has knocked it out of the park with the new Resort collection.  My favorite Tanzania(above) now comes in 8 more colors.  I see the orange spots landing in my life very soon. See the entire collection HERE. Happy Weekend!  Please make sure you “like” The English Room on Facebook. Follow  @theenglishr on Twitter Follow Holly Phillips @ The.. read more →