The Scarlet Hotel

LLG Travels: Posetta Baddog Visits The Scarlet Hotel, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall.

January 1, 2013 Cornwall

( Mawgan Porth Beach, seen from the terrace of The Scarlet.) I’m sure I don’t have to explain just how far my nose was put out of joint when Mummy LLG & Mummy Lil’sis buggered off to The Scarlet Hotel in  Cornwall in the summer of 2010 without me.  I couldn’t believe it: beaches for me […]

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LLG Travels: Planning the Perfect Cornwall Holiday

February 29, 2012 LLG Plays & Stays

Back in 2010 when I was grounded in London to recuperate from a tropical disease I had contracted on a worktrip, Lil’sis and I had a most successful two night trip to Cornwall – my first visit (that I can remember) to the county, and although it did rain a little, we found much to […]

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LLG Wardrobe: Barbour for me, for her & for the dog. Yes, really

July 25, 2011 Dogs

I do like a bit of Barbour. Hardly surprising, really, given that I am a country girl at heart, but one who is now firmly rooted in the city. And, along with my Hunters, my Barbour serves both sides of my life equally. Here I am in my Barbour International (above), based on Barbour’s original […]

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Hotel: Lunch at The Cornwall Hotel Spa & Estate

March 21, 2011 Hotels

Back in the summer lil’sis & I headed off on the train from London to Cornwall. It felt like a big adventure: we hadn’t been away on holiday together for what seemed like an age, and although Posetta Baddog had to stay at home, we were feeling footloose and fancy free. Even if it did […]

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LLG’s weekly digest

August 16, 2010 LLG Fashion

Vintage: Jean Varon by John Bates chiffon dress Cornwall: Cream Tea at Carnewas & Bedruthan Steps Travel tech: The XMI X-mini II Mini Speaker Barcelona: Poblenou & architect Jean Nouvel Hotel room review: ME Barcelona British W from 1988: Catherine Walker & Maud Frizon Veronica Brett: Chic mastectomy swimwear Recipe: Grilled courgettes / zucchini with […]

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Hotel: The Scarlet’s reedbed swimming pool

August 12, 2010 Hotels

I adore swimming outdoors, in rivers, ponds and the sea given a preference, although the odd Olympic swimming pool will also do nicely. I am also very partial to the idea of a swimming pool that thinks it’s a pond. And that’s another reason why I loved The Scarlet in Cornwall. Their chemical-free outdoor swimming […]

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Cornwall: Cream Tea at Carnewas & Bedruthan Steps

August 6, 2010 LLG Food

Staying at The Scarlet with lil’sis a few weeks ago was glorious. Overlooking the Atlantic, we ate like piglets in the utterly delicious (and very skillful) restaurant, swam in the outside reedbed pool and then, aware that we couldn’t spend all our time outside of the pool prone, we took advantage of a break in […]

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LLG’s Weekly Blog Digest

July 26, 2010 LLG Fashion

Hotel: The Scarlet in Cornwall (photos & video) Beachwear: Isabella Oliver 365 perfect bikini cover-up Beauty: Great products to take on holiday Cornwall: Barbour, J Brand, The Scarlet – & rain Shoes: The new season’s shape (& Kurt Geiger’s leopard heels) Swimming: An underused jawdropping pool in Barcelona ME ME ME: LLG drops a dress […]

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Hotel room review: The Scarlet hotel, Cornwall

July 25, 2010 Hotels

If your idea of an English seaside hotel is stuck firmly in the mould of a 1930s south coast Grand Hotel, then The Scarlet may come as a surprise. Not least because it is perched on a cliff over the Atlantic on the north Cornish coast, with a glorious view over its wonderful natural reedbed […]

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Cornwall, rain, The Scarlet, Barbour & my J Brand pants…

Thumbnail image for Cornwall, rain, The Scarlet, Barbour & my J Brand pants… July 23, 2010 Accessories

As I was dashing out the door at 7am to catch the train to Cornwall, I grabbed my Barbour off the peg by the door *just in case of rain*. Which shows old Cornwall hands just how much of a Cornish virgin I am. As we travelled west on the train from Paddington, the London […]

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