My Travels

Travels: London-Hong Kong-Phuket-Koh Phi Phi-Hong Kong-London

November 17, 2014 My Travels

Oh frabjous day! I have just booked a proper holiday over both Christmas and New Year. I CANNOT WAIT. I have longed for a trip to Thailand over the Christmas holidays for a Very Long Time, but events have always conspired against me. We will be flying direct to Hong Kong on Virgin Atlantic, then […]

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Paris in Autumn: From the Palais Royal to Place Saint Michel

November 10, 2014 My Travels

Paris in the springtime might be the romantic ideal, but last Friday made a good case for Paris in Autumn. I was in the city for a lunch with Ines de la Fressange, who was launching her third collection for Uniqlo and afterwards I walked from the studio, just north of the Palais Royal, twenty-five […]

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On the Road: Hiking, The British Flower School, Mapperton House with Boden

August 20, 2014 LLG Plays & Stays

Day one of our glorious trip to the West Country with Boden was spent at Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage, baking bread, making canapes, and eating vast VAST quantities of food. Of course, as Newton’s Third Law has it, for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. In this case the day of shoving everything […]

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Fashion: Erdos 1436 by Graeme Black in Edinburgh

August 6, 2014 LLG Fashion

Sitting in the huge double height hall of the National Museum of Scotland a few weeks ago a small group of London-based fashion editors joined a full house of Scottish fashion lovers and Chinese supporters – including Chinese Vogue’s Angelica Cheung, for the first British show from Chinese luxury brand and cashmere house 1436 Erdos. The […]

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LLG Travels: The Caledonian Sleeper train from London to Scotland – and back

August 4, 2014 My Life in England

When I posted my teaser from the Caledonian Sleeper, I was quite surprised at the interest shown: I do like a good train journey, but I wasn’t expecting quite so many of you to be fascinated by it too. Then again – a bed on a train! That’s pretty cool. I’ve just got in from a four and […]

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On the Road: River Cottage Christmas in July Course with Boden

July 23, 2014 LLG Fashion

River Cottage + breadmaking + a perfect English summer’s day + blue skies + wonderful women + Boden = perfection

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Hello from The Caledonian Sleeper

July 18, 2014 My Life in England

I was planning to blog properly from the Edinburgh – London sleeper but I forgot that these rather wonderful old slam door trains were built pre the digital age (I’m guessing 1970s) and there are no plug sockets. That means that I don’t have enough juice to write much more than a brief couple of […]

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Travels in Ethiopia with Girl Effect: An Overview

July 12, 2014 My Travels

This was my first trip to Ethiopia. To anyone of my generation Ethiopia has become synonymous with dust bowls, skeletal children, cargo planes unloading pallets of aid and refugee camps. But that was thirty years ago and things have changed remarkably.

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Travels: The post where I head to Ethiopia with Girl Effect

July 10, 2014 My Travels

If you follow me on Twitter or in Instagram, you’ll know that I have just made a whistle stop tour to Ethiopia. I left on Saturday night, arrived in Addis Ababa Sunday morning, flew to Bahir Dar on Monday afternoon, and returned to Addis and thence to London on Tuesday night. Why did I do […]

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The world’s shortest press trip

June 26, 2014 My Life in England

So on Tuesday I went on the world’s shortest press trip: two hours sitting on an orange bus before de-planing and heading home again. Thank you French air traffic control. You really are dicks. I was supposed to be flying to Mahon on Menorca, for a 24hr trip to visit the home of lovely Pretty […]

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