British shops

Shops: Wells Antiques & Collectables, and Stiffkey Stores, North Norfolk

August 16, 2013 British shops

I only had two days in Norfolk, so we used them wisely: heading to Wells Beach on the Sunday and Cley next the Sea Beach on the Monday. On the way to Wells though, we managed to slip in a little shopping at Wells Antique Centre. Emma was looking for furniture for her mother’s holiday […]

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Art: Alice Tait’s Map of London

July 28, 2013 Art & Artists

The illustrator Alice Tait  has much to recommend her: her beautiful drawings AND the fact that her  life is ruled by a miniature dachshund, Roger.

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LLG Fashion: Golden Lane Handbags

March 13, 2013 Accessories

I am very jaded where the subject of handbags is concerned. Every season there is something new, something shiny, something vereeee expensive that magazines tell us is the dernier cri. I’ve almost given up on investing in handbags, and just carry around a pouch or something tiny with the bare essentials in it: I recommend […]

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LLG Press: Shopping Page in Time Out London

October 23, 2012 British shops

I was thrilled to be asked by Time Out London Associate Shopping & Style editor – and blogger – Maggie Westhead (nee Davis) to compile a short guide to my kind of shopping in London, which is in the issue out today in London. (In case you missed the announcement, as of the end of […]

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LLG Fashion: Emily London Hat at the Longines Prix de Diane, Chantilly, France

June 20, 2012 Accessories

One of the things I love about Suzannah’s eponymous boutique in Maida Vale, where I both had my dress made for the 2012 Oliviers, and spent a morning interviewing her on English style for Good Morning America over the Diamond Jubilee weekend, is that she doesn’t just sell dresses, but hats too.

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LLG Fashion: Scottish Fashion Awards 2012

June 9, 2012 British shops

I’m off to Glasgow with my friends at Swarovski on Monday for a whistlestop visit to attend the 2012 Scottish Fashion Awards.  (Swarovski are a sponsor.) I wish it were longer, as I have a long overdue appointment with blogging royalty, but unfortunately for that plan, I have to be back in London and on […]

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LLG Food & Home: The Harvey Nichols Diamond Jubilee Lunch Box

May 11, 2012 British shops

I do like a store with a sense of humour: last year I fell for Harvey Nichols’ ‘Quince William and Skate Middleton’ Royal Wedding mug, and this year they have excelled themselved with the Harvey Nichols Jubilee Lunch Box, complete with six corn flakes cakes made with  Royal Warrant holders Charbonnel et Walker’s dark chocolate. […]

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LLG Shops: The new ALDO Oxford Street store

April 20, 2012 Accessories

Instead of my more usual breakfast of yoghurt & berries, this morning was all about mini pains au chocolat and shoes. As I’m sure you’ll agree, a distinct improvement on my regular morning activity. The pastries and footwear overload were part of ALDO’s press breakfast to launch their new revamped Oxford Street store, before the […]

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LLG in London: The Olivier Awards with MasterCard 2012 (& a Suzannah dress)

April 12, 2012 British shops

I’m thrilled that MasterCard have invited me to be their guest at The Olivier Awards with MasterCard on Sunday at the Royal Opera House: they are the equivalent of the Tonys in the UK, the most prestigious theatre awards for the most talented performers, producers, directors and  creatives in the industry, attracting the cream of […]

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LLG Shops: Bicester Village & New Sergio Rossi Shoes

March 21, 2012 Accessories

I think it would be fair to say that my wardrobe is not lacking in the shoe department. It’s not lacking to the point where I have no choice but to pack away out of season pairs in an inaccessible cupboard, as otherwise my flat would resemble a shoe warehouse. As it is, I have […]

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