My friend, David, aka The Man of Mode, aka your Royal Ascot Correspondent, is arriving in a few days and I’ve been frantically prepping for his arrival.Although British, David lived in Baltimore during his high school years, and comes back to the States on business. We originally met through this blog, and then when he came to Baltimore, he stayed for a weekend. We bonded over our mutual shock and horror at the appalling manners of a third guest, who was staying with me for several weeks. I saw David and his now-wife, several months later in London and had an amazing meal with them at Modern Pantry, an incredible restaurant close to his flat. He’s a world traveler, and an excellent photographer. Check out his Tumblr page here.