The end of spring/beginning of summer always begins for us on the first Saturday of May – Kentucky Derby Day!! I thought tracking a place down would be difficult, but we had no trouble finding The Whip at the Running Horse Pub in Mayfair. The Whip is a Kentucky Derby themed Julep bar that features only cocktails on the menu. It was a beautiful bar, filled with other Americans all wanting to watch the most exciting two minutes in sports! We had an amazing evening and celebrated with many mint juleps!
A few weeks later we attended May Madness, sponsored by local businesses in our area. We went down the rabbit hole into an Alice in Wonderland themed day, filled with Alice, the White Rabbit, and played croquet with (fake) flamingos! More than 20 local shops and cafes participated in an Alice themed treasure trail that we completed with excitement! It was a lovely afternoon and we are so lucky to live in such a great neighborhood.
The last Saturday in May, we attend Roehampton’s Summer Ball with Nadia’s classmates. It’s an all day event featuring different bands, carnival rides and food, and a silent disco. It was a great way to say goodbye to spring and hello to summer!