English Afternoon Tea at the Inspire Cafe in Dubuque, Iowa

When I moved to America I thought I’d never get to have a British cream tea ever again.  Then Dubuque decided to throw out one better, a FULL English Afternoon Tea experience at the Inspire Cafe in the historic Millwork District!  The Afternoon Tea tradition dates back to the 1800s.  They usually include: a pot of tea, finger sandwiches, cake and scones (cream teas are smaller and only have scones and tea).  When my American family came over for our wedding in the UK, we took them to a tea room for an English Cream Tea and we even served it at our wedding reception!

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Taste of the World – Celebrating Cultural Diversity in Dubuque, Iowa

Taste of the World is an annual free event that takes place in Dubuque, Iowa.  It is hosted by the Multicultural Family Center and celebrates Dubuque’s cultural diversity.  It was so refreshing to attend an event that brought so many different nationalities together under one roof.  Everyone was smiling and chatting and having a great time!

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Timmerman’s: Sunday Brunch on top of the Bluff

So there’s this Supper Club in East Dubuque, Illinois by the name of Timmerman’s.  It sits high up on top of a bluff that partly overlooks the Mississippi River.  From the outside it doesn’t look like much, but once inside, the restaurant is surrounded with windows and you’re greeted with a pretty awesome view!

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My Favourite American Restaurant…& Not a Hamburger in Sight!

What food do you think of when you think of America?  Burgers?  Grilled/fried chicken? Pizza?  Well I’ve discovered a restaurant without a single burger on the menu!  On my first visit to Iowa back in 2014, my other half took me to HuHot Mongolian Grill and it’s definitely a firm favourite of ours now I’m living here permanently!

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Chilling at London’s Icebar

Tucked away halfway down London’s Regent Street is Icebar!  Best way to describe it, is a walk in freezer full of ice sculptures, carved by the same artists that do the IceHotel in Sweden.  The bar is made of ice, the walls are ice, the tables and chairs are ice…even the glasses are ice!  The 2016 theme is Rock n Roll, which was perfect for mine and my sister’s visit because we both love music!  They change this each year.

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