My real destination is Italy. But I made a London stopover at the perfect time to visit my friends Eden and Sam, and to attend Sam's Birthday Bash, where he was the DJ! I'm staying on the South Bank to better explore some 'new' London. But I also toured the Buckingham Palace State Rooms. It's already feeling like Fall here, but there are still beautiful flowers in the parks. And what better place to see the charming new Judi Dench film 'Victoria and Abdul'. It was playing in a theatre downstairs at my hotel.