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Iceland: For God’s Sake, Don’t Call Them Ponies

November 24, 2015 American Shops

These very small horses are not ponies. Horses-not-ponies are a sensitive subject in Iceland, as I discovered on Ayla’s and my epic trip earlier this year. Sadly for me, I grew up around ponies, and I now know that apparently my mouth is hardwired to shout LOOK! PONIES! when I see beautiful small horses. Like […]

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Travel: New York, September 2015

September 17, 2015 LLG Fashion

I’m here in New York on a dual mission: talking about my cookbook Friends, Food, Family, (which came out in the US on 01 September), to anyone who’ll listen, and to attend some of the shows and presentations at New York Fashion Week. (Above: at the Polo Ralph Lauren presentation on Friday afternoon.)

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Last weekend of summer: Hampstead Heath & picnicking in Regent’s Park

September 9, 2015 LLG Plays & Stays

I am feeling very much back-to-school at the moment: I thought we were predicted to have an Indian summer this year, but it is most definitely autumn here in London.

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Travels: A Long Weekend in Mevagissey, Cornwall. Part One.

September 1, 2015 LLG Plays & Stays

Rachel and I had been muttering at each other for some weeks about the upcoming August Bank Holiday at the end of the month. The muttering was along the lines of: “Don’t feel like Carnival this year“; “need to get away from London”; “can’t face getting on another plane“; “sea air, I need sea air“; […]

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A Motion Powered Gig with Ella Eyre in London, sponsored by SURE

August 27, 2015 LLG Beauty

I’ve been going to gigs since I was old enough to persuade my parents that I wouldn’t get into trouble, and there’s still little I enjoy more than dancing around to live music in a hot, sweaty venue. Even if I do now eschew the mosh pit for a more civilised spot at the back […]

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Style: Excellent Dressing Gowns, Wraps & Pyjama Sets

July 31, 2015 LLG Fashion

  At the end of April I had an operation, and was in bed for nearly three weeks afterwards. Two days before I was due to go into hospital I realised that I possessed absolutely no dressing gowns or pyjamas. Some frantic internet searching later, and I discovered that both John Lewis and Marks & Spencer’s […]

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Port Eliot Festival 2014

July 31, 2015 LLG Plays & Stays

Port Eliot in Cornwall is my absolute favourite-est festival. Last year I was invited down by my friends at Bumble + Bumble, who had a fantastic tent set up to give festival goers wonderful hairstyles throughout the weekend. Lovely Stephen Jones, milliner extraordinaire was also on site with Bumble and I was lucky enough to […]

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Travel: The Moonraker Hotel in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire

July 28, 2015 LLG Food

I can’t believe it’s a year since Hannah and I packed our camping gear into a huge rental car, and set off for the Port Eliot Festival in Cornwall (which takes place this coming weekend). On a good day, it’s a five hour drive from London, on a bad one you don’t even want to […]

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Visiting Grange Park Opera: Fiddler on the Roof (tonight at The Proms & on Radio 3)

July 25, 2015 LLG Plays & Stays

Tonight at 1900hrsGMT BBC Radio 3 will be broadcasting live from this year’s Proms at the Royal Albert Hall as Hampshire’s Grange Park Opera makes its Proms debut with a semi-staged performance of its new production starring Bryn Terfel as Tevye, the village milkman in pre-Revolutionary Russia trying, in vain, to bring up his five […]

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A Long Weekend in the Cotswolds (with Aston Martin, picnics & the dogs)

July 20, 2015 LLG Plays & Stays

My sister and I, plus sausages, are currently in the Cotswolds for a long weekend. It’s a little summer holiday with picnicking thrown in – of course I travel almost continuously for work, but this is a proper mini break, with no meetings and no commitments. Although…drum roll…I have been lent the most wonderful car for […]

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