Laurie Jo Miller Farr

Laurie Jo Miller Farr

2013 Yahoo Contributor of the Year Award

Serving as hostess for three Royal Visits to the USA, Laurie says that a highlight - for her - was sharing a gin and tonic straight up with HRH Duke of Edinburgh onboard the Royal Yacht Britannia.

After ten years as the official tourism representative for The Big Apple, Laurie moved to London where she worked as a marketing professional in luxury hotels in Western Europe while raising two thoroughly bi-cultural children in the British educational system.

As an international relocation consultant, Laurie assisted 400 families with international moves, home search, schools and settling-in. She can even tell you why dishwasher salt is required in England.

A transplant to San Francisco, catching up on a couple of decades of Americana, she hopes it isn't a mistake since the ground is prone to shake.

Laurie is proud to display her award as a 2013 Yahoo! Contributor of the Year.
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Northeastern University, Boston, MA; New School for Social Research, NYC: Adjunct Faculty; London Hotel School, England: Lecturer, American Hotel & Lodging Association teaching certificate


Expertise + Communication = The stuff you know when you know your stuff.

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  • Four Cool Kid-Themed Rooms in Great Downtown City Hotels
    Families traveling to cities with the kids along face a predicament that's frequently ignored by downtown hotels in the best locations. Here are some convenient city center hotels offering wonderful kids' suites with a convenient parents' room adjoining.
  • National Procrastination Week is Here... On Time
    Celebrate the lazy fun of National Procrastination Week on March 3-9, 2013 by not doing what you're supposed to. If you accidentally get something done on Monday, don't worry. It's a warm up. You've got an entire week to do even less.
  • 5 fall fashion suggestions from San Francisco
    Get five fashion tips for fall straight from one of San Francisco's chic boutique owners in Pacific Heights, the city where autumn weather begins in summer.
  • 5 fashion tips for fall from former runway model
    Runway models have a number of secrets and fashion tips which make life smoother both on and off the runway. Models will join the lines at H&M in November 2012 to check out the Martin Margiela collaboration.
  • Must-Try Cocktails at Scotland's Hot Bars
    Introducing six of Scotland's hottest cocktail bars up and down the country, from big cities to smaller ones and into the countryside where the finest distillers of single Scotch malt whisky and brewers of Guinness are found.
  • Best Known Chefs in Wales
    London may be the capital and the home counties have some fabulous restaurants, but Wales is coming into its own with its top chefs looking to be close to the source of the best locally produced food, meat, fish, cheese and produce.
  • 10 Activities During the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Weekend
    Great Britain knows how to throw a great party. With the Royal Wedding behind us, Buckingham Palace is gearing up for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
  • Food: Top 10 Places to Try Fish & Chips in England
    Fish and chips have been a British staple since 1860. It can be quite delicious and filling, especially on those raw wintry days. Here are ten of the best places to try fish and chips in he UK.
  • Food: London's Best Food Markets
    "Food, glorious food!" as Oliver sang out in the famous Dickens novel. London has it all, in every imaginable type of world cuisine, but you must know when and where to look in the markets that dot the city's neighborhoods.
  • My interior decorating disaster: Measure, measure, measure!
    One of the most important decorating tips of all is to carefully measure for clear access of furniture into your place of residence. Doorways, hallways, windows, and remember the tricky angles, too. And make friends with people who have air mattresses.
  • How to get inside Buckingham Palace the easy way
    Since 1983, Buckingham Palace is open eight weeks a year for visits by members of the public. Tickets can be booked online and are likely to be highly sought after, following the royal wedding and the re-launch of "Brand Britain".
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  • First stop on the royal wedding procession: Insider's look at Westminster Abbey
    Westminster Abbey is just part of the normal everyday backdrop of life in London but every once in a while, it's best to stop and pay tribute to an extraordinary 1,000 years of history contained in a single building.

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