In the UK, to honor our servicemen and women on Remembrance Day we wear paper poppy’s on our clothes or coat and donate money to The Royal British Legion. Every year I run a Poppy Day fundraiser with my British Expat society here in NYC, where everyone comes out to socialize, make donations and wear their poppy with pride. Big Apple Brits also match all donations to send back to the charity. I’m pleased to say we had a very successful event last week. :-)

My grandfather, like many others fought in a war and today I wear my poppy with pride to remember him and others who have served their countries over the years.


Please take some time today for quiet contemplation, take a walk, smile at a stranger on the street, offer a co-worker a cup of tea. Do something nice for yourself. 

Tonight I’m excited to be going to an art opening. Myself and a photographer friend are exhibiting together in a lovely space in the east village, New York City. I’m so glad I asked Rob to exhibit with me, this is his first NYC exhibit so he is very excited and his work is gorgeous (ill share photos this weekend). There will be champagne, smiles, art, friends, poppy’s and time for remembrance and celebrating how lucky we are in this world.
I’m also pleased to announce the winner from this months First Friday Giveaway. YAY! Congratulations to Esther from E Makes Art. The lovely Poppy print above is all packaged up and ready to go, so please email me your mailing address (info[at]louisegale[dot]com)