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Spring Pretty: Caroline Taylor x Clinique BonusTime GWP at John Lewis

February 24, 2016 LLG Fashion

One of the absolute joys of being a beauty writer is having access to all sorts of beauty products to test for efficacy and with which to experiment. In fact, I think it’s fair to say that another joyous side effect is that all that experimentation has also made me much better at application, especially […]






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Three Cocktails for Christmas: The Negroni, the Campari Tonic & the Americano

December 3, 2015 Sponsored Posts

Campari and Tonics, as made by me, on top of my cocktail cabinet at home. The working title for my cookbook was Notes from a Modern Hostess, because one of my huge loves is having people round for food, drinks and general fun, away from the everyday hamster wheel of life, and because I have some […]






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Support Small Businesses: Shop Small in association with American Express

November 27, 2015 Sponsored Posts

Last week we spent a morning filming at an Italian restaurant in Primrose Hill, La Collina, just around the corner from my London apartment on Parkway, in Camden.  Small, unique businesses like La Collina play such an important role in the local community, and I’m working with American Express® to highlight this. Where I live […]






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Drink: Campari. Bitter and Sweet in a Glass…

November 26, 2015 Sponsored Posts

The splash of the translucent red liquid into a heavy cut glass tumbler, the fizz of soda over clinking ice cubes, the scent of the orange slice on the edge of the glass. It takes the crack barman assembling my drink in one of London’s smartest members’ clubs just a few seconds to send me […]






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EVENTS. Vita all’Interno: The House of Peroni London 2015.

November 4, 2015 My Life in England

Italian food, beer, art, cocktails, nonnas, and laundry: Last week, The House of Peroni opened up the doors to Vita all’Interno (a life lived inside), its latest month-long residency in the heart of east London on Brick Lane, designed to bring the heart of the Italian home to London. There are a series of distinct […]






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A Motion Powered Gig with Ella Eyre in London, sponsored by SURE

August 27, 2015 LLG Beauty

I’ve been going to gigs since I was old enough to persuade my parents that I wouldn’t get into trouble, and there’s still little I enjoy more than dancing around to live music in a hot, sweaty venue. Even if I do now eschew the mosh pit for a more civilised spot at the back […]






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Fashion: Fenwick of Bond Street’s New Hosiery Department

March 31, 2015 LLG Fashion

(My legs in DL Jeans, Valentino Rockstud heels & Falke Cotton Touch Socks) I love Fenwick of Bond Street. It is a small but perfectly formed department store, stocking a wonderful and considered edit of fashion, beauty, millinery and accessories. I worked just around the corner at Vogue House for five or so years in my twenties, […]






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Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Shopping at The Royal Exchange, London.

March 6, 2015 Sponsored Posts

When I first saw The Royal Exchange’s exterior several years ago, situated as it is hard by the Bank of England, in the very middle of the City of London, I presumed it housed another venerable fiscal institution.






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LLG for eBay Collections: From clocks to Le Creuset

June 24, 2014 Sponsored Posts

You may remember that back in March I was very pleased and excited to announce that I was one of the new eBay  special curators, working on the new eBay Collections initiative in the UK, along with fellow curators TV presenter and Radio 1 DJ Reggie Yates, interior designer Kelly Hoppen, Susannah Lau of StyleBubble, […]






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The Daily Beauty: Investigating the Science behind Olay Regenerist

May 21, 2014 LLG Beauty

One of the things that beauty writers like to talk about – a lot – is how face creams from the big companies like P&G are always worth investigating, given their significant investment in research and development. Of course, we can talk about it, but it’s not often that we get a chance to get up […]






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