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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The Daily Beauty: Aromatherapy Associates Relax Body Wash in Restful & Tranquil

March 26, 2014 LLG Beauty

I am currently trying extremely hard to maintain my relaxed state of mind, post trip, but jet lag is crippling me. What I hadn’t realised about not keeping to a proper sleep routine out in SE Asia was that wouldn’t equal just slipping neatly back into my UK sleep pattern. Instead, I find myself falling [...]

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The 2014 NatWest UK Fashion & Textile Awards: Shortlist Announced

March 26, 2014 LLG Fashion

Just before I left for the Philippines, the judges for the NatWest UK Fashion & Textile Awards met to discuss this year’s entries. After a day spent going through all the companies with the proverbial toothcomb we (Hilary Alexander, Laura Weir, Sunday Time Style; Alexandra Fullerton, Stylist; Peter Ackroyd MBE, Woolmark Company; Heather Melville, NatWest; [...]

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Kitchen: The Divertimenti Cookery School Knife Skills Class

March 25, 2014 LLG Food

For someone whose idea of fun as a child was hanging out in the kitchen, and who cooks to relax, I have cut myself more times than I can remember.  It’s not that I have terrible knife skilz: Dyspraxia, with its delightful motor coordination issues, along with its attendant concentration problems, means that however much I [...]

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The Daily Beauty: Jo Malone Red Roses Bath Oil

March 24, 2014 LLG Beauty

Whilst I’ve always loved Jo Malone bath oils, one of the things that I never understood was that they came in plastic bottles. Given that they are, relatively, very expensive, I’ve always thought that a pretty glass bottle for the bathroom shelf would be an admirable match for the contents. So I was pleased to [...]

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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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Dog(s) of the Day: The Company of Dogs Exhibition

March 20, 2014 Barcelona

Pudding - Poor Pudding the Schnoodle had a bad start to life as she was found in a field with her siblings by some horse riders. Sadly she was the only one to survive but has gone from strength to strength whilst at Dogs Trust Harefield. She is now four months old and has been adopted [...]

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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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