My Travels

Travel: Visiting Carré Cointreau, Angers, France

February 27, 2015 LLG Plays & Stays

  There has always been one of the distinctive square bottles of Cointreau in the drinks cabinet at home, slightly sticky around the neck, and used not only as a liqueur but in the kitchen in my mother’s delicious creations.

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Review: The May Fair Hotel for London Fashion Week

February 26, 2015 Hotels

I’m slowly coming back down to earth after London Fashion Week. The laundry is sorted, the overnight bags wiped and put away, the invitations and show releases recycled or filed, piles of shoes are shoe-treed and back on their shelves and I’ve re-stocked the fridge.

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An evening en famille in Paris

February 2, 2015 My Life in England

Goodness, a new baby is such a joy. I was in Thailand when M gave birth to her third, Molly, so she was just over a month old when I finally got to hold and sniff her last Tuesday night in Paris. (Don’t new babies smell divine?)

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Travel: Drinks at Baba’s Nest Rooftop Bar at Sri Panwa, Phuket

January 26, 2015 My Travels

Now we are back from our Thailand trip it seems like we created so many memories that it’s hard to even know where to start when thinking about it all. We did so many things, at so many levels, from luxe-ing it up in our own infinity pool to learning how to cook pad Thai […]

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Travel: The Mappin Festive Express on the Belmont Pullman

January 10, 2015 LLG Plays & Stays

I am renowned amongst my friends for being a birthday avoider: I always used to throw a party, but the novelty rather wore off as the number each year increased and now I prefer to take the sticking-my-head-in-the-sand route. So when I was asked to spend the day on the Orient Express by Mappin & […]

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Travel Review: The Casa Blanca Boutique Hotel, Phuket Old Town Thailand

January 9, 2015 Hotels

It was quite a last minute decision to spend a night in Phuket Old Town after we left Paresa Resort. Rachel had brought the Lonely Planet Thailand Islands & Beaches guidebook with her, and I was flicking through some local magazines which all said it was worth visiting. (My photos of the architecture of the […]

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Travel: Phuket Old Town, Thailand

January 8, 2015 LLG Food

I’m skipping a few days, and will return to them, but the internet here on Koh Yao Noi is intermittently lightning fast and powered-by-a-hamster-in-a-wheel slow, so my photos won’t upload. When deciding where to spend the next week after luxe-ing it up on Phuket, we had realised that jumping on and off small boats in […]

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Travel: Hanging out at Sri Panwa, Phuket with Rachel

January 7, 2015 LLG Food

(The highly acceptable breakfast at Sri Panwa.) I’d be lying if I said we did much at Sri Panwa, beyond lolling in the pool villa. When your hotel room house is so heavenly it does rather reduce the desire to do anything AT ALL.

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Hanging out at The Racha, off Phuket, Thailand

January 2, 2015 LLG Plays & Stays

So my last update was on Christmas Eve morning, as we sat on Chalong Pier, awaiting the speedboat that would whisk us to Koh Racha for three nights, where we would be staying at The Racha, a rather glorious beachside island resort. (The Anumba Spa at The Racha.) Our activities on Racha can be neatly […]

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Travel: Review. The Racha resort hotel, off Phuket, Thailand

December 30, 2014 LLG Plays & Stays

oh what a blissful three days we had at The Racha, a resort hotel on a tiny island twelve nautical miles off the southernmost point of Phuket. We arrived after nearly thirty hours of travel from London on Christmas Eve, hot, a little bit sweaty, and very, very happy to be in one place.

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