My Travels

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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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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Dyrhólaey Lighthouse Iceland: The Incredible Stopover experience by Icelandair

July 23, 2015 My Travels

Can you imagine how glorious it would be to stay here, in this beautiful lighthouse on Iceland’s south coast, coddled in luxury, with nothing around you but the clean, fresh air, and the swirl of the birds on the wind?

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Travel: Exploring Iceland’s South Coast…

July 13, 2015 LLG Plays & Stays

(The black sand beach at Reynisfjara) Before I arrived, my preconceptions about Iceland boiled down a weird mental soup of these things: Geysers, Blue Lagoon, Bjork, Landsbanki, female politicians, high living costs, drinking, cold, folklore, ponies (we’ll be coming back to the pony thing), waterfalls, fermented shark, puffins, elves… And, as I discovered, these things are all […]

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Travel: My Stopover in Iceland – Reykjavik

July 7, 2015 My Travels

Whatever I expected Reykjavik to look like, this colourful, beautiful, low rise city wasn’t it. I’ve always wanted to visit but I never thought of Iceland as being on the way to anywhere, and I don’t tend to take stand alone holidays or mini breaks. So it’s handy that, because Icelandair now allow travellers on their transatlantic routes […]

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Travelling to Detroit with Virgin Atlantic

June 14, 2015 LLG Plays & Stays

On Thursday morning a group which included journalists, VIPs, entrepreneurs, business mentors, travel agents, Motown musical artists, me, and the irrepressible Sir Richard Branson all flew to Detroit to celebrate Virgin’s new US hub and the inauguration of the London-Detroit route. It’s a huge mark of confidence in the regeneration of Detroit, which filed the largest municipal […]

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Travel: Malaysia Airlines Business Class from London to KL, & the Golden Lounge

April 15, 2015 My Travels

Space on an aeroplane? Well, that’s the traveller’s Holy Grail, isn’t it? And I am pleased to report that when I flew Business Class on Malaysia Airlines to Kuala Lumpur and back last year, there was so much space that an entire family of cats could have been swung around the cabin and come to […]

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Travel: First Luggage VIP Global Baggage Delivery Servive

April 14, 2015 My Travels

(The bags I travelled with around Thailand during the Christmas holidays) When Rachel and I started planning our trip to Thailand and to Hong Kong over Christmas and the New Year, we immediately realised that we would have an issue with our luggage. Because of late booking-related flight availability, we were flying Economy on Virgin […]

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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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