My Life in England

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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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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London: Dog Friendly Hair Salon – Jo Hansford

June 24, 2015 Dogs

Since I never, ever go in direct sunlight without a sunhat, it’s become inevitable that my once all natural blonde-ness needs a little helping hand. (There’s no point in pretending that at my age I am completely blonde by mother nature’s gift.) It’s a shame really, but I’d rather substitute three hours in the salon chair […]






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London: A Hampstead Heath Sunday with the dogs

June 13, 2015 Dogs

(The Mens’ Bathing Pond on Hampstead Heath last Sunday.)   I’ve been in Detroit since Thursday afternoon and am little disappointed to discovered that the predicted 25C+ temperatures haven’t materialised – and that the weather was nicer back in London last weekend. Although Detroit is an extraordinary place in any weather – it’s been an eye-opening trip […]

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Buying Flowers at New Covent Garden Flower Market at Nine Elms

March 15, 2015 Flowers

I’ve been going to New Covent Garden for years to buy flowers wholesale: my mother used to arrange flowers for weddings, and she would often drive down from Northamptonshire the night before to stay with me, so that I could give her a hand at 5am at the market. We’d buy a carload of flowers, […]






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Visiting Crufts 2015…

March 13, 2015 Dogs

(My sister with two Standard Wire Haired Dachshunds and Lettice’s nose peeking out from her lap.) Unless we are counting the village fete, and the Dog with the Waggiest Tail competition, I had never attended a dog show until last weekend. It’s a world I knew next to nothing about but I love dogs, my sister […]






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London Fashion Week AW15: Part Two

March 4, 2015 LLG Fashion

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 […]






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A Week in LLG from The BRITS to SHOWstudio

March 2, 2015 LLG Plays & Stays

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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