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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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London: House Festival 2015

July 20, 2015 LLG Plays & Stays

I’m not great at letting my hair down. Naturally quite reserved, I could never be described as the life and soul of the party. I rarely drink more than a glass or two of wine, and prefer early nights and long lie ins with a book, my laptop and darling Lettice to big old partying […]

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Travel: Exploring Iceland’s South Coast…

July 13, 2015 LLG Plays & Stays

(The black sand beach at Reynisfjara) Before I arrived, my preconceptions about Iceland boiled down a weird mental soup of these things: Geysers, Blue Lagoon, Bjork, Landsbanki, female politicians, high living costs, drinking, cold, folklore, ponies (we’ll be coming back to the pony thing), waterfalls, fermented shark, puffins, elves… And, as I discovered, these things are all […]

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Gold Cup Day (Ladies Day) at Royal Ascot 2015 with Longines

June 23, 2015 LLG Plays & Stays

After the wonderful day I had at Royal Ascot with Brig on the Wednesday, my second day at Royal Ascot, as a guest of official timekeepers Longines in their finishing post box, saw me taking the train from Waterloo with the other hundreds of racegoers. I was again dressed by Suzannah, this time in her […]

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Cars: Test Driving with Aston Martin at Millbrook Proving Ground, Bedfordshire

June 21, 2015 Cars

If I had to come up with a candidate for Best Day Out, then being invited by Aston Martin to drive their cars, including the Vanquish, around Millbrook, the British automotive industry’s proving ground in Bedfordshire would have to be in the top ten.

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