My Travels

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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Travels: Visiting The Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

May 1, 2014 My Travels

Malaysia’s Twin Towers, the Petronas Towers, dominate the KL skyline. As skyscrapers go, they are particularly beautiful, and visiting them has been on my Malaysia bucket list for quite some time. When I first started travelling to Malaysia, the Petronas Towers weren’t even a concept, let alone a couple of 452 metre skyscrapers. Although it [...]

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Travels: Taking my mama to Paris…from the Palais Royal to the Costes

April 22, 2014 My Travels

I have been promising my mama a trip to Paris since the last time we hung out together in the city of lights in, erm, 2008. That’s quite a long wait. Back then it was easy: I would come to Europe from New York for the Milan and Paris shows and, in the weekend between [...]

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The Dinner for the Prix Grand Siècle Laurent-Perrier 2014 in honour of Karl Lagerfeld

April 21, 2014 LLG Plays & Stays

Travelling to Paris for a dinner is quite a big commitment: but when the dinner is to celebrate M Lagerfeld, the recipient of this year’s Prix Grand Siècle Laurent-Perrier 2014, there’s no question as to whether one should or shouldn’t go…

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Hotel: The Greyhound on the Test, Stockbridge, Hampshire, UK

March 27, 2014 LLG Plays & Stays

The lovely thing about living in London is how easy it is to escape from: in under an hour you can be in the countryside, and by ninety minutes you are far from the madding crowds. I had a long-standing invitation from The Greyhound on the Test in Hampshire, a 600year old pub, which promises [...]

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Travel: Excellent Lightweight Luggage from Tumi, Marks & Spencer, & Plia Designs

March 26, 2014 Accessories

After years of lugging around terrible bags, bought from street vendors, and those sell-everything stores on 14th Street, I am now the very happy possessor of proper, streamlined luggage – cases that don’t ping open when thrown around by baggage handlers, or duffels that tear when or l throw them down the five floors of [...]

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