Baba's Nest Sri Panwa Phuket

Now we are back from our Thailand trip it seems like we created so many memories that it’s hard to even know where to start when thinking about it all.

We did so many things, at so many levels, from luxe-ing it up in our own infinity pool to learning how to cook pad Thai in a village home to racing across a bay in a private speedboat to hiring a pick up truck to go island exploring.

Now that the mercury has dropped and both London and New York are in the grip of winter, tonight I am warming up by imagining myself in Baba’s Nest, a 360 degree view rooftop terrace at Sri Panwa on Phuket.

Sadly it did rain the night we had reservations,

Baba's Nest Sri Panwa Phuket


but that didn’t stop the glorious view from appearing through the mist and heat haze.

Baba's Nest Sri Panwa Phuket


And, of course, there was a rainbow.



Baba's Nest Sri Panwa Phuket

Baba's Nest Sri Panwa Phuket

Baba's Nest Sri Panwa Phuket

As the sky cleared we all piled back outside to take the obligatory selfies and horizon shots.

Baba's Nest Sri Panwa Phuket

and watched the sun sink behind a neighbouring island.

Baba's Nest Sri Panwa Phuket

Baba's Nest Sri Panwa Phuket

If you are staying at Sri Panwa, do make a reservation in advance for sunset cocktails at Baba’s Nest, as it has a restricted capacity.

We were guests in Pool Villa Four, Nemo, at Sri Panwa for two nights, bed & breakfast, and including round trip transfers and dinner on one night at their Thai restaurant Baba Soul. We paid for extras and all other meals and drinks.


Returning to London…

by Sasha Wilkins on January 23, 2015 · 15 comments


It’s now just over a week since I arrived back in London from Hong Kong. We arrived very early on Wednesday morning, aghast at the sharp wind and zero temperatures as we exited into the bathetic surrounding of Heathrow’s concrete car park.

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Pottles on Watergate Bay Beach in Cornwall

by Sasha Wilkins on January 13, 2015 · 22 comments


Watergate Bay in Cornwall is one of the places that Holly and I have loved to take Posetta Baddog for long, sandy walks. P Bad loves digging holes, eating seaweed, and chasing and retrieving anything that is vaguely tennis ball-shaped,


(and the latter definition stretches to include rocks, pebbles, driftwood, and sticks), so a long, wide English beach is her idea of heaven.


I took these pictures back in spring 2012, on one of our gorgeous Cornish holidays. Pottles is very ill at the moment, and I want to remember all the good times.


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Travel: Leaving Thailand, and arriving in Hong Kong…

by Sasha Wilkins on January 11, 2015 · 3 comments

(Our final view of the Six Senses Koh Yao Noi from their speedboat.)

I am skipping a week or so in our travels, as we have now said goodbye to tropical paradise and arrived last night in Hong Kong after a straight eleven hours of travelling: it took a buggy, speedboat, minivan, plane, and taxi to get us from the Six Senses Yao Noi on Koh Yao Noi, forty-five minutes north west of Phuket to HK.

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Travel: The Mappin Festive Express on the Belmont Pullman

January 10, 2015 LLG Plays & Stays

I am renowned amongst my friends for being a birthday avoider: I always used to throw a party, but the novelty rather wore off as the number each year increased and now I prefer to take the sticking-my-head-in-the-sand route. So when I was asked to spend the day on the Orient Express by Mappin & […]

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Travel Review: The Casa Blanca Boutique Hotel, Phuket Old Town Thailand

January 9, 2015 Hotels

It was quite a last minute decision to spend a night in Phuket Old Town after we left Paresa Resort. Rachel had brought the Lonely Planet Thailand Islands & Beaches guidebook with her, and I was flicking through some local magazines which all said it was worth visiting. (My photos of the architecture of the […]

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Travel: Phuket Old Town, Thailand

January 8, 2015 LLG Food

I’m skipping a few days, and will return to them, but the internet here on Koh Yao Noi is intermittently lightning fast and powered-by-a-hamster-in-a-wheel slow, so my photos won’t upload. When deciding where to spend the next week after luxe-ing it up on Phuket, we had realised that jumping on and off small boats in […]

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Travel: Hanging out at Sri Panwa, Phuket with Rachel

January 7, 2015 LLG Food

(The highly acceptable breakfast at Sri Panwa.) I’d be lying if I said we did much at Sri Panwa, beyond lolling in the pool villa. When your hotel room house is so heavenly it does rather reduce the desire to do anything AT ALL.

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The Daily Beauty: Chanel Beaute Boutique, Burlington Arcade, London

January 7, 2015 LLG Fashion

The Burlington Arcade was built “for the sale of jewellery and fancy articles of fashionable demand, for the gratification of the public“, so it seems entirely appropriate that it is the site of the latest CHANEL standalone beauty boutique in London.

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A rather delayed kind-of Christmas Post…

January 6, 2015 LLG Plays & Stays

It does feel strange, not having a country Christmas post on the blog, for the first time in eight years. So, when I was going back through my photographs from December this morning I thought instead that I would talk about the lovely Christmas-y things that I did in the week before Christmas instead.

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