Hilary performs her new song for the first time ever in London and then heads back home to relax - even if just for a day.
In the second installment of Hilary Duff: This is Now, Hil takes on London. There, she is set to perform her first single, 'With Love', from her new album Dignity for the very first time ... on TV! She is nervous, which is very uncharacteristic of her, but part of her uneasiness stems from having not released an album in three years. She is working some choreography into her tour for the first time as well, so as a self-proclaimed perfectionist, Hil has to nail her moves.
When she arrives in London, she is relieved that she has the day off and can spend it doing her favorite things -- sightseeing and shopping! The next morning, she rehearses 'With Love' with her back-up dancers one last time, as it is the day of her big performance. The rehearsal is a little shaky, but good for the most part. She hopes she is ready. At the last minute, she realizes that her two dancers have not been fitted for performance outfits. But with some girl savvy, Hilary and the dancers are able to scrounge up enough cute clothes between the girls' shoes and Hil's massive wardrobe.
Her London TV performance is flawless, and it's on to the next stop - a Lebanese kabob shop. There, she does a TV spot in which she stacks and shaves skewers of meat while answering questions about her new album ... strange, right? It totally weirds her out too! Hilary then takes some alone time to call family and friends and get herself together. It gets lonely for her on the road so sometimes she feels like her cell phone is her best friend.
The next morning she heads back home for a day of rest where she looks forward to doing normal things like getting her house organized, sleeping in her own bed, and walking her four dogs (but only two at a time or she gets tangled!). She also loves to cook, so when she has free time, she likes to take cooking classes with her sister and friends. For dinner, a chef comes over to teach Hil, her sister Hayley, and a friend how to prepare Mexican food. The three girls cook chile rellenos, which result in a yummy outcome.
After her day of rest, it's time to get back on the road and head to New York City to promote the release of Dignity. Her job is tough, but she loves it just as much as when she first began.