My Travels

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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Travels: What to Take to a Spa (The Farm at San Benito)

March 23, 2014 LLG Fashion

(Leather flip flops by Aspiga. Lancome Vernis in Love in Lovered) Oh I did pack badly for my six night stay at The Farm at San Benito in the Philippines. Never knowingly under-provisioned, I took full advantage of Malaysia Airlines’ stonkingly generous 30kg allowance for Economy. *  Tumi Vapor International Carry On. M&S  Scorpius Large Rollercase – [...]

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Travels: From Manila to Kuala Lumpur

March 23, 2014 LLG Plays & Stays

On Friday afternoon I very sadly said goodbye to The Farm at San Benito, and headed off on the 1hr30 transfer to Manila Airport. Sadly I didn’t have time to explore the city – above on the freeway is the nearest I got. The drive through the countryside was interesting to me – this has [...]

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Travels: My Healing Sanctuary Treatments at The Farm at San Benito

March 23, 2014 LLG Plays & Stays

I’m going to write a full round up of my time at The Farm, along with my personal results shortly, but I’ve had a few queries about the treatments I had, and I thought I would do a round up here. The Healing Sanctuary is one of the main planks of The Farm’s philosophy: what [...]

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Travels: Dispatch from The Farm at San Benito

March 19, 2014 LLG Plays & Stays

I’m just over half way through my stay at The Farm holistic retreat, and already I feel calmer, happier – and a little more streamlined. I’ve shed a few kilos and am looking forward to a healthier approach to my lifestyle on my return to England next week. Sadly I haven’t managed to hit the [...]

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Travels: Day Two at The Farm at San Benito

March 17, 2014 LLG Plays & Stays

It’s not every day that one comes across a peacock so perfectly positioned. (As I watched it fluff out its tail feathers underneath the canopy, I imagined the effort that would be required to make that shot happen by a photographic crew.) I came across it, as I was epxloring the grounds here at the [...]

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Travels: From Kuala Lumpur to The Farm at San Benito, Philippines

March 17, 2014 LLG Plays & Stays

On Saturday morning, I woke very early, and by 7am  this was the view from my bed in a Narra Villa at The Farm at San Benito, in the Philippines, about ninety minutes south of Manila Airport.

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Travels: The Musee Oceanographique, Monte Carlo, Monaco

March 11, 2014 My Travels

One of the highlights of my whistlestop trip to Monaco was the morning we spent in the Musee Oceanographique. (The principality may be synonymous with casinos, fast cars and fast living, but there are fast fishes too.) It was founded in 1906 by Prince Albert I of Monaco, who led 28 scientific expeditions and who, in order to [...]

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Travels: Day One in Monaco. Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, Buddha Bar and Nobu

March 8, 2014 My Travels

Ballet shoe cubby holes backstage at the L’Atelier des Ballets, the home of the Ballets de Monte Carlo. Just before London Fashion Week kicked off, I took a sneaky two days to visit Monaco, lured this time by the promise of a private atelier performance by Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, just before they embarked on [...]

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