Christmas 2015: Food, Family & Dog walks…

January 7, 2016 LLG Plays & Stays

I took a different approach to Christmas this year. I had planned to bugger off to Thailand again (last year’s trip was so glorious), but work conspired against me, and I had to cancel at the last minute. So I had to think again, and this time I decided that the way forward was to […]






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Hotel Review: The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, Bath

January 6, 2016 LLG Travels

Towards the end of last year I realised that I had barely seen my sister: with trips to Rwanda, Tokyo, and New York under my belt in less than eight weeks, our contact had been pretty much limited to WhatsApp and my dropping off and picking up Lettice from Holly’s doorstep. Which is ridiculous when she […]






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Champagne Cocktails for New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2015 LLG Food

New Year’s Eve and Champagne are synonymous – it’s all about celebrating tonight, both the past year and the promise of the next. Whilst I adore very cold Champagne served straight up, it’s also nice to add a spin with a Champagne cocktail, the most classic of which is called simply – yes, the Champagne […]






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Christmas Treats: Wreath Making and Afternoon Tea at The Ritz

December 29, 2015 LLG Food

In the week before Christmas I decided to go all out on the festive fun front: taking my mama to the theatre, having lunch with my father and sister, and ending the week by having afternoon tea at The Ritz with Lucy. There is always something a little bit magical about London’s big hotels in […]






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Christmas Treat: The (dog friendly) Wells Tavern pub & restaurant, Hampstead Village

December 27, 2015 LLG Fashion

After my mother’s epic Christmas treat last week, next morning it was Christmas treat day part two: off to The Wells Tavern in the heart of Hampstead Village with my father for our pre-Christmas lunch. (Divorced parents means lots of Christmas plans…) I’m wearing my gorgeous new navy blue Whistles sweater dress, Boden shoes (this […]






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Recipe: How to use up leftover Christmas turkey: A delicious gratin!

December 26, 2015 LLG Food

I make no apologies for re-running this recipe from my cookbook Friends, Food, Family for a deliciously soothing gratin of leftover turkey, which my mother makes every year on Boxing Day. It’s a quick and easy dish (only six ingredients plus breadcrumbs for the top) to prepare: after all, who wants to be chained to the stove […]






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Gift Guide: All things Dog (and 100% Lettice approved)

December 24, 2015 LLG Fashion

Princess Lettice is very jealous of Rosie Fortesuce’s Noodle the Dachshund, who has been immortalised on these wonderful French Sole black suede shoes. Inspired by early 19th Century Gentlemen’s Opera Slippers, a with a rose gold ‘Little Dax’ embroidery motif adorning the front of the shoes, they are phenomenally comfortable, and £50 from each sale […]






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December in New York: Some Christmas-y pictures…

December 24, 2015 My Travels

(The Peninsula. Still one of my favourite New York Hotels. (My post here.) Heavenly, heavenly New York! Emerging from Central Park, walking past the Plaza,and down Fifth Avenue, always gives me the thrills. When I lived on Manhattan I only ever went uptown for meetings, but now that I am a visitor to the city […]






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Christmas Treat: The Drawing Room salon, Guys & Dolls & The Delauney

December 23, 2015 LLG Food

(My mother and I next to the Boodles Christmas tree at The Savoy last week.) Last year, I decided that Christmas was going to be all about treats. Of course, presents are lovely, but I do think it is good to take a break from the quotidian grind, and do something sparkly and special. And, […]






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Cornwall: Holidaying in Polpier & Penpol Rental Houses in Mevagissey

December 22, 2015 LLG Fashion

Imagine being able to sit outside on a beautiful terrace and look down across a Cornish harbour, where sea meets sky, and fishing boats float across the horizon. It seems rather like a lovely dream now, but that’s exactly what we were able to do for a magical four days out of our busy, busy London lives […]






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