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enjoyment and delight, gardens are where man and nature meet. The exhibition includes works by Leonardo da Vinci, Maria Sibylla Merian and Carl Fabergé, and some of the earliest and rarest surviving depictions of gardens and plants. It’s on Monday, 5 October starting at 1.30pm. If you love flowers but seek a little more action and chaos, then join us for a unique opportunity to visit the colourful and bustling New Covent Garden Flower Market! We will meet the characterful vendors and see the vast array of flowers available in London.  We will each make a festive seasonal arrangement with the designers from Floral Angels to take home. This is an excellent opportunity to kick off the winter season and enjoy a fun and creative morning! It’s on 24 November. Maybe you are into gastro experiences and want to join us for a“Food, Glorious Food”event - ‘A Taste of Autumn Cookery & Sightseeing Day in the Cotswolds’.  On Thursday, 1 October, we kick off the autumn with a gorgeous foodie day out in the Cotswolds!  We will start our trip with a visit to the original Daylesford Organic for coffee and shopping in the wonderful farm shop, before an autumnal themed cooking demonstration followed by lunch.  In the afternoon, we will step

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back in time and visit the fascinating Chastleton House, a Jacobean country house owned by the same family for over 400 years and remains virtually unchanged.  Finally, tea in the 12th Century St Mary’s Church nearby will complete our special day. Speaking of food, if you are adventurous and want to seek out a fabulous trip to experience fantastic food and great sights then you might be interested in the Vietnam and Cambodia trip in late October. From Buddhist temples to Communist monuments, sailing through limestone outcrops to cruising along narrow delta canals, Southeast Asia has it all! Add to this a tempting mix of Asian and French cuisine and Angkor, one of the world’s most spectacular ancient temple complexes, and you have an unforgettable holiday. Discover Vietnam and Cambodia with the AWC on this private tailor made journey from Hanoi and Saigon to Siem Reap.  If you want to stay closer to home and would like to support a charity, come and help out at the Ronald McDonald House. This AWC supported charity enables families to maintain a degree of normal life while their child is undergoing medical treatment in partnered specialist children’s hospitals across the UK. We specifically support the Guy’s and St Thomas’ House in London by cooking dinners twice a month for families staying at the house. We hold New Member Welcome Coffees that are open to everyone, and are very helpful if you are new to London or thinking about joining the club. Come by the AWC offices at 68 Old Brompton Road, SW7 3LQ at 10:30am on the third Tuesday of each month. Check out our website at or email the office to learn more about the club, take part in these activities and meetings, or learn more about upcoming things. No matter how you look at it, the AWC is a great resource and a wonderful way to make some new friendships! Start something new this autumn!

The Junior League of London (JLL) is kicking off its 2015-2016 year and we have an exciting year ahead. This autumn, we have a number of programmes and events our members are busy working on. A few we’d like to highlight include: • JLL’s 36th annual Boutique de Noel, our annual Christmas fair, will take place on Wednesday, 2 December 2015, at Chelsea Old Town Hall. We have made some exciting changes for this year (including the venue!) and hope you will join us for a celebratory evening soirée to ring in the holiday season. The crowd favourites will still be there including live and silent auctions, live music and a small, select range of premier vendors. Tickets are on sale now via Eventbrite (please see link on our website) and will also be available on the night. We hope to see you there! • Our Holiday Hampers committee is already preparing for this holiday season. Each year, we source, assemble and provide customised hampers filled with gifts, food, toiletries and other essentials for some of London’s most vulnerable populations during the holiday season. There are a number of ways to get involved, so please visit our website for more information. We are also looking for space to assemble this year’s hampers. Does your company have unused space (5,000 sq. ft.) that could potentially be used? Please contact the JLL if so. • Looking ahead to early 2016, our members will be gearing up for the third annual Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI). LBDI is a poverty-awareness campaign during which members fundraise and wear one black dress for five days, coinciding with London Fashion Week, 22-26 February 2016, to illustrate how poverty can limit access to resources, confidence and employment opportunities. Following the campaign, participants will donate their dresses and other business wear to Smart Works, a charity that helps women on low incomes prepare for job interviews, by providing them with professional attire and career development advice. Keep an eye out for updates on the JLL website. If you have thought of volunteering, getting involved with your local community or trying something new, then the Junior League of

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American in Britain Autumn 2015  

The Autumn 2015 issue features theatre reviews of Bend It Like Beckham, McQueen and Three Days In The Country; restaurant reviews of Smith &...

American in Britain Autumn 2015  

The Autumn 2015 issue features theatre reviews of Bend It Like Beckham, McQueen and Three Days In The Country; restaurant reviews of Smith &...