Basic Bon Vivant is my little corner of the Internet where I’ll be sharing photos, thoughts and tips from my adventures as an American expat in London (and beyond!). As the name suggests, there will be plenty to come on this blog about culture, food and drink abroad, as well as travel and all the best sights London has to offer.

About me

Hi, there! I’m Jenn, an American expat living in London as of September 2016. My husband’s job offered us the opportunity to move to London for a few years and we jumped at the chance!

the basic bon vivant

I love exploring new and familiar places alike and hope those featured here will ignite your imagination and wanderlust.

I may be more basic than refined, but that doesn’t stop me from trying to live well and learn more about all this world has to offer. I’m an aspiring bon vivant on a budget, and I hope my travels show that you can be both basic and worldly.

So come along with me! Check out my travels here or on this map. For my fellow expats, I’ve compiled my first-hand American expat in London tips here.

Get in touch!

If you have questions about expat life or want to get in contact, please email me at

Get in touch!

Have an expat moving question or want to contact me? Please email me at basicbonvivant@gmail.com.. I look forward to hearing from you!