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Fashion: Karen Millen Atelier Leather with Selfridges. Part Two.

February 10, 2014 LLG Fashion

When I wrote about my new leather biker jacket last week, there wasn’t really space (without writing the longest ever blog post) to talk about how it was actually made beyond the design amendments that I requested as part of my collaboration with Karen Millen’s Atelier Leather customisation project with Selfridges. For me one of [...]

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Fashion: Karen Millen Atelier Leather with Selfridges. Part One.

February 3, 2014 LLG Fashion

When I was fifteen there was nothing I wanted in my wardrobe more than a leather biker jacket. To me it represented the pinnacle of cool; the ultimate statement to go with my eight hole DMs and Wedding Present T shirt. Sadly for my indie kid dreams, the purchase of one was far beyond my [...]

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Gifting: Dodo Charms

December 24, 2013 Jewellery & watches

I haven’t taken off my tiny gold dachshund charm since I was given it at the dinner I hosted for Italian charm purveryors Dodo at my flat last month. I love that it is so delicate, and speaks to my love for sausage dogs. But it is the hidden meaning behind the Dodo charms that [...]

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Countdown to Christmas Entertaining…

December 9, 2013 My Life in England

For most of December I hover about in a state of suppressed excitement: Christmas is a glorious way to end the year. I also love all the rituals that come with Christmas time, the entertaining of friends and family at parties, meals and all sorts of fun. I wrote about some of them in our [...]

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A Dinner for Dodo: The Tabletop, from flowers to charms…

December 3, 2013 LLG Home

Decorating the table, cooking supper, hosting my friends: I love all the parts of entertaining at home and, when the event is something special, I plan the tabletop in advance to make sure everything is how I want it. For my dinner for Dodo, makers of beautiful Italian charms, I used vintage silver plated cutlery, plain white [...]

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A Dinner for Dodo in London: Friends, Food and Charms…

November 18, 2013 Jewellery & watches

There is little that I enjoy more than bringing together a group of girlfriends for supper around my dining table. I also particularly enjoy finding the perfect present for my friends and family – as you may remember from my series of Christmas gifting posts last year. So my recent collaboration with Italian jewellery company [...]

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A (Gü) Girl’s Guide to a Fabulously Festive Party Season…

November 18, 2013 LLG Food

My association with Gü Puds amounts to quite a lot more than scarfing every Gü Key Lime Pie in sight from Virgin Atlantic’s in flight catering trolley, and  regularly clearing out the supply of Gü Chocolate Souffles in my local Sainsbury’s. You may remember that back in spring 2012 I let Gü Puds’ Head Chef Fred Ponnavoy loose in [...]

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Sponsored Post. Nicky Clarke Electricals: Multistyler with Wand Attachments

November 11, 2013 LLG Beauty

My hair waved using the Nicky Clarke Multistyler large wand attachment.) I’ve been curling my hair for years – being born with naturally poker straight hair, of course I long for what I do not have, which in my case is a head of bouncy waves.

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The Maille Boutique in London: Pairing Mustard & Canapes…

November 4, 2013 LLG Food

The opening of the Maille London boutique in the Piccadilly arcade wasn’t notable just for its interesting guests, plentiful Champagne and opportunity to dip endless breadsticks in their delectable Black Truffle and Chablis mustard.

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Days of Ukraine at Saatchi Gallery: Art & Fashion

October 28, 2013 LLG Fashion

Between the Gala Dinner and the Days of Ukraine Festival on the South Bank, I attended both the Saatchi Gallery private view of an exhibition featuring contemporary Ukrainian artists, and a fashion show, with the work of several award-winning designers from Ukraine on the runway in the UK for the first time.

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