Hello from Shanghai!

October 17, 2014 LLG Plays & Stays

Another week of what seems like perpetual motion. On Tuesday I flew to Shanghai, having risen very early to appear on William Sitwell’s Biting Talk show on Soho Radio, as his guest London restaurant critic (talking about Sea Containers at the Mondrian London), along with restaurateur Mark Hix, and Andy Blas, Executive Pastry Chef at [...]

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Lettice gets Microchipped for free by DogsTrust!

October 16, 2014 Dogs

Although Letty Spaghetti came to us fully inoculated, the one thing she did need to have was a microchip implanted. So I spoke to my friends at Dogs Trust, who do such admirable work not just in looking after, and re-homing dogs, but in encouraging responsible dog ownership. They run a free microchipping service (Vital [...]

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The Launch of the OMEGA De Ville Butterfly watch in Seoul, South Korea

October 14, 2014 Accessories

If you’re flying in media, influencers, VIPS, retailers, the odd pop star and, oh, Nicole Kidman to South Korea from all corners of the world to launch a beautiful new watch, then that event is probably going to be more on the spectacular side than the quotidian. That being said, could we have predicted 21 000 [...]

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Throwing a supper party: my latest story for the Great Boden Diaries Project

October 13, 2014 LLG Fashion

I really do love having people over to eat at my London flat. Sometimes I make an effort and lay the table, sometimes guests are lucky if they get a knife and a fork. For my most recent story for the Great Boden Diaries Project, I documented an autumnal supper party I threw for a [...]

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Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the V & A, March 2015

October 13, 2014 LLG Fashion

Tulle and lace dress with veil and antlers from Widows of Culloden AW2006-07. Raquel Zimmerman I don’t think any editor will have forgotten their first Alexander McQueen show whilst Lee McQueen was designing, such was their impact, and difference from whatever else was happening in fashion at that time. My first McQueen show as an editor [...]

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Lettice Update

October 10, 2014 LLG Fashion

We took Letty and Posetta Baddog up to Hampstead Heath for a trot on Sunday afternoon.  Whilst I was in Seoul last week (as you do), Holly had managed to overcome Letty’s dislike of the lead to the extent that she can now walk them in tandem on their leads in one hand.

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London: Hanging out on Parliament Hill Fields and in Highgate…

October 2, 2014 LLG Fashion

Working on the Great Boden Diaries Project is continuing to afford me ALL the fun. For my first post we decided to focus on a guide to my London, in particular that part which falls below Hampstead and Highgate, to the south and east of the Heath. I used to live just by Parliament Hill [...]

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My Weekend in London: Lettice, Georgette Heyer & Primrose Hill. Basically.

October 1, 2014 LLG Fashion

I decided to take last weekend off, and do No Work Whatsoever, dedicating it to reading and hanging out with Lettice. On Saturday morning I knocked up an extra large double tray batch of the no raisin granola from Friends, Food, Family,

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A Week in LLG: From Dabbous & the US Embassy to Ralph Lauren & Ramusake

September 30, 2014 LLG Fashion

(Ralph Lauren Black Label Leather Trim Merril party dress for my cookbook launch party.) There is a lot of travelling in my near future. On Wednesday I’m off to Seoul as a guest of Omega to attend what promises to be an extraordinary gala dinner hosted by Nicole Kidman on Thursday night. (I’ll be back [...]

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The Great Boden Diaries project with Sasha Wilkins

September 29, 2014 LLG Fashion

I’m excited to let you all know that I am embarking upon a fantastic collaboration with my long term friends over at Boden: I’ll be appearing on their  Great Boden Diaries project, a new digital platform, which will host content written by Boden’s in-house editor, interviews with creatives (Lovely Lauren Laverne is first up) and content [...]

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