July 19, 2019
Travel to new cultures and geography heightens our senses and awareness of our surroundings. New sounds, sights and traffic patterns engage and inspire us. Britain is full of beauty, history and charming quirks that capture our attention and imagination. For those of us who don’t live there, an experience with Britain invites us to notice more.
“Mind the gap” is a classic British phrase. It is a polite reminder to pay attention, to notice the varying space between the train and the platform, which changes from station to station. Inspired by our travel experiences, we can “mind the gap” in everyday life. Briton Home hopes to encourage more noticing and appreciation of everyday moments by offering reminders of those travel experiences and sharing treasures for your home that encourage you to pause and appreciate the moment.
#bringingbritonhome refers not just to bringing products, but a travel mentality home. Join us in minding the gap everyday! If you are on social media, use #mindingthegap to highlight the little things- those moments that become important when we simply pay attention.
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December 03, 2019
September 05, 2019
Welcome to September. The children have started school and us parents can breathe again, at least until the afternoon, when activities and homework fill the hours with hurry once more.
Amidst the many emails from this year’s teachers and coaches, I still receive notices from the school our children attended in London several years ago. I could un-subscribe, but I secretly cherish this little ongoing window into life there! Today I indulged and opened the St. Barnabas & St. Philip's emails, checked the website, and read the upcoming events from our church in London...
July 22, 2019
Dawn Landes is a singer-songwriter based in Nashville, TN who plays “Americana” rock/folk/country and recently released her fifth album, Meet Me at the River, and an EP, My Tiny Twilight, inspired by becoming a mother. While she lives in the Country Music capital of the world, she recently returned from a European tour spanning three countries. I am lucky to call Dawn my sister-in-law, and on her most recent trip to the UK, she even went on a buying mission for Briton Home! Check out these amazing silver teaspoons- chosen with care by Dawn in Exeter during an outing between shows.
When she got home, Dawn was generous to let me interview her about her experience in Britain, as she has gotten to know England, Scotland and Wales over the last fifteen years through the lens of a musician. She has toured in the UK over twenty times, on her own and with other performers, including Sufjan Stevens, Hem, and most recently, Nick Lowe. From Cardiff to Dorset, Glasglow to London, Dawn has met other musicians and performed in venues large and small, iconic and idyllic. She has had a window into a side of British culture many of us never see.
Read our interview here!
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