grey red white tabletop design

If you’ve read LLG for a while, follow me on Instagram, or have read my cookbook, then you’ll know that I love designing what my American friends call a tabletop.  Making my dining tables look pretty is an integral part of any kind of entertaining that I do, but I believe that it shouldn’t be a huge effort and that if all you have time for is to scatter some tealight holders and cut some flowers down to fit into a jam jar then that is just as good as what I am going to show you here.

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London Fashion Week AW15: Part Two

by Sasha Wilkins on March 4, 2015 · 3 comments

London Fashion Week

So that’s one day’s post, about a fifth, maybe less, of the post we get at LLG HQ for London Fashion Week. When you consider that on the Sunday there were twenty-one shows and presentations on the official schedule, starting at 0900hrs in King’s Cross and finishing around 2100hrs at Tate Britain in Pimlico, not to mention countless off schedule shows at Fashion Scout and elsewhere that’s an awful lot of invitations.

(I wrote about Friday – through Sunday at LFW here)

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Have You Found The One?!

by Sasha Wilkins on March 3, 2015 · 3 comments

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I think it’s fair to say that, whatever your shape and size, wearing a bra isn’t always an enjoyable experience – when Caitlin Moran wrote once that removing a bra at the end of the day was one of life’s great pleasures, I knew exactly where she was coming from.

Until I got myself properly fitted, that is. I had had a eureka moment when I was in my first job in magazines: I went off to Rigby & Peller and moved from a 36C (the absolutely standard size that so many women just pick off the shelves) to a 32E. But over the years my shape has changed again, and I hadn’t bothered to get fitted again until last year as a result of Triumph’s Stand Up For Fit campaign.

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Ridiculous, I know, for an ex-fashion editor and stylist. Especially one who knows from her own experience of dressing women of all shapes and sizes that when women feel comfortable and secure in their lingerie, their confidence shines through and they look fabulous.

And oh the absolute JOY of wearing the right sized bra again!

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A Week in LLG from The BRITS to SHOWstudio

by Sasha Wilkins on March 2, 2015 · 2 comments

showstudio panel

As London Fashion Week rolled to a close on Tuesday, I started to think of early nights and the possibility of a little light napping. That is, of course, before I had checked my diary, which Remy had been so diligently filling up for me.

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Travel: Visiting Carré Cointreau, Angers, France

February 27, 2015 LLG Plays & Stays

  There has always been one of the distinctive square bottles of Cointreau in the drinks cabinet at home, slightly sticky around the neck, and used not only as a liqueur but in the kitchen in my mother’s delicious creations.

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Review: The May Fair Hotel for London Fashion Week

February 26, 2015 Hotels

I’m slowly coming back down to earth after London Fashion Week. The laundry is sorted, the overnight bags wiped and put away, the invitations and show releases recycled or filed, piles of shoes are shoe-treed and back on their shelves and I’ve re-stocked the fridge.

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London: Queen Mary’s Gardens, Regent’s Park

February 26, 2015 LLG Plays & Stays

I’ve been feeling a little bereft this past week. No Tiny Dog turning somersaults down the hallway when I come home, no Tiny Dog hot water bottle action on my tum at night, no Tiny Dog sitting on her kitchen bed beadily watching me test recipes.

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London Fashion Week AW15: Part One

February 25, 2015 LLG Fashion

(The finale at Lucas Nascimento on Saturday) And, just like that, another London Fashion Week is done and dusted. As usual it’s been a relentless whirl of  some ten to twelve shows a day, with numerous presentations, events and appointments woven through the schedule of one show on the hour every hour from nine to […]

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Hanging out at The May Fair Hotel for London Fashion Week

February 24, 2015 LLG Fashion

(I wore my pink Raf Simons x Adidas sneakers every day of LFW. Am now too addicted to comfort.) I think it’s fair to say that packing light, when I am travelling by car, is a skill that has always eluded me.  I was en route to stay at The May Fair Hotel, official hotel […]

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Appearing on Hoxton Radio on Sam & Helen’s Ladies What Brunch show (with Lettice)

February 21, 2015 Dogs

I had ALL the fun with comedians Sam and Helen on their Saturday morning radio show, Ladies What Brunch on Hoxton Radio. It was the business. I wasn’t sure if they’d be scary or not, so I took arrived with reinforcements: Lettice under one arm, and a plate of just-out-of-the-oven chocolate chunk cookies from Friends, […]

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