Writing about food for The Pool

by Sasha Wilkins on April 21, 2015 · 4 comments

chocolate brownie pudding

I’m particularly pleased to be contributing a regular food column to The Pool along with, occasionally, some imagery to illustrate my pieces – like the photos I styled and shot above and below.

You may have read this piece in The Guardian, or this one in The Independent, or maybe you’ve seen me Tweeting, or maybe you have absolutely no idea what I am talking about when I mention The Pool.

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Emily b_w

We have had some wonderful Days in the Life already this year, and I am thrilled that we continue to receive yet more wonderful accounts of working days from women that I admire.

Today’s diary is from Emily Bradbury, co-founder of designer jewellery label True Rocks. She lives in Belsize Park, just up the road from LLG HQ, with her husband Brad and their four cats. I first met Emily because she is the sister of my very dear friend Carol-Ann, who I have not only known for years, but was a partner in crime in New York when we were both living there. I always knew that Emily was a designer and, when her PR unwittingly got in touch to tell me about True Rocks, her fantastic new jewellery range, I got all over-excited, squeaking BUT I KNOW HER!  I am equally excited for Emily’s first guest post on LLG.

Over to you Emily:

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Space on an aeroplane? Well, that’s the traveller’s Holy Grail, isn’t it? And I am pleased to report that when I flew Business Class on Malaysia Airlines to Kuala Lumpur and back last year, there was so much space that an entire family of cats could have been swung around the cabin and come to no harm.

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tumi suitcase
(The bags I travelled with around Thailand during the Christmas holidays)

When Rachel and I started planning our trip to Thailand and to Hong Kong over Christmas and the New Year, we immediately realised that we would have an issue with our luggage. Because of late booking-related flight availability, we were flying Economy on Virgin Atlantic from London to Hong Kong, then transferring directly to Air Asia flights to Phuket.

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Style: The Topshop Navy Loose Trench Duster Coat

April 10, 2015 LLG Fashion

The day before London Fashion Week in February I popped into Topshop to pick up some pieces to round out my wardrobe for the new season. I’m terrible at putting together my outfits in advance and, without fail, each season sees me running around the West End the day before LFW throwing clothes in baskets, […]

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A Day in the Life: Caroline Reid, President of Cambridge University Women’s Boat Club

April 10, 2015 A Day in the Life

This Saturday sees the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Races take place on a 4.2-mile (6.8 km) stretch of the River Thames in West London, from Putney to Mortlake. And, no, Races is not a typo. 2015 is the very first year that the athletes of the women’s boat crews will join the male crews on the Tideway on the […]

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Food I love to loathe…

April 7, 2015 LLG Fashion

Having marked March and April as my months for kickstarting my health and fitness regime, I’m pretty pleased with how things are going so far. Thanks to my week at Viva Mayr (of which more later), I am down 8lbs already, and next week I’m heading to my first ever bootcamp, in the New Forest.

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What’s In My Handbag: Everyday essentials from lip balm to sunglasses

April 4, 2015 Accessories

On my hall table there is a lovely old wooden box in which I keep handbag-sized things so that each time I change my bag (which is at least every two days, and usually more as I have a breakfast meeting, a dog walk and a smart evening do most days, all of which require a different bag) […]

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Easter Sunday Lunch: Roast Leg of Lamb and all the fixings & Quinoa Cauliflower Cakes

April 4, 2015 LLG Food

My cookbook Friends, Food, Family has an entire Weekend Entertaining section because it’s one of my favourite ways to bring people together. My suggestions for Easter lunch are all taken from recipes in the book, with one twist. That being said, these are all fairly simple ideas, even if you don’t have a copy – perish […]

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Style: Air & Grace’s Coachella Tan Leather Ankle Boots

April 3, 2015 LLG Fashion

For years and years I’ve suffered from horribly achy legs when I’ve been walking about for more than an hour or so. My feet hurt, and the pain radiates up and down from hip to toes, making the bath my best friend at the end of the day. It doesn’t matter whether I am in […]

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