My Life in England

Visiting Kelmscott Manor, the home of William Morris

November 18, 2015 My Life in England

A limestone manor house in the Cotswold village of Kelmscott in Oxfordshire, this beautiful building which dates from around 1570, was the country home of William Morris, artist, philosopher and political theorist, one of the most outstanding and influential designers of the Arts and Crafts movement,  from 1871 until his death in 1896. When Morris first saw […]

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EVENTS. Vita all’Interno: The House of Peroni London 2015.

November 4, 2015 My Life in England

Italian food, beer, art, cocktails, nonnas, and laundry: Last week, The House of Peroni opened up the doors to Vita all’Interno (a life lived inside), its latest month-long residency in the heart of east London on Brick Lane, designed to bring the heart of the Italian home to London. There are a series of distinct […]

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London: Afternoon tea at the Charing Cross Amba Hotel with my godson

September 13, 2015 My Life in England

One of the absolute hands-down loveliest things I did this summer was to take my seven year old godson to afternoon tea at the Amba Hotel in Charing Cross.

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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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Book Now! I’m hosting a supper club for Red Magazine’s Smart Women Week

September 2, 2015 My Life in England

I’m thrilled to be taking part in the inaugural Smart Women Week hosted by Red magazine in London, which runs from 21-15 September, celebrating the brilliant women around us. So, please join me and my friends at Red for an intimate supper club on Wednesday 23rd September, where I will be cooking up a feast for a very small […]

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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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Sunday in the English Countryside

August 17, 2015 My Life in England

On Friday I drove up to my mother’s house in Northamptonshire to help her prepare for her 70th birthday lunch the next day. We had such a lovely time, surrounded by her dearest friends and, by Sunday, all we were fit for was flopping languidly in the sunny garden with the papers and dogs.

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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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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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