The post where we head to Wilderness Festival 2014

August 9, 2014 My Life in England

I’ve left London for five days to sleep in a tent in a field, eat five meals a day, listen to lectures in a marquee, and dance with wild abandon under the stars. Yup, it’s Wilderness again: a festival for the arts in the parkland of Cornbury House in north Oxfordshire. My sister and I [...]

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Shipwrecked by Stephen: Bumble & bumble at Port Eliot Festival 2014

August 6, 2014 LLG Beauty

Everyone loves milliner Stephen Jones. It’s a straightforward fashion fact. And to have him on site at Port Eliot Festival last week, creating bespoke millinery looks for free, for festival goers  in association with Bumble & bumble was an absolute dream.

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Fashion: Erdos 1436 by Graeme Black in Edinburgh

August 6, 2014 LLG Fashion

Sitting in the huge double height hall of the National Museum of Scotland a few weeks ago a small group of London-based fashion editors joined a full house of Scottish fashion lovers and Chinese supporters - including Chinese Vogue’s Angelica Cheung, for the first British show from Chinese luxury brand and cashmere house 1436 Erdos. The [...]

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Fashion: Pringle of Scotland Pre-Fall & Autumn Winter 2014

August 4, 2014 LLG Fashion

As a fashion editor one of the things that came to fascinate me most was the development of new fabrics. In the main this was because I don’t think you can write about the fashion industry in any kind of compelling or authoritative manner unless you understand both the construction and the component parts of [...]

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LLG Travels: The Caledonian Sleeper train from London to Scotland – and back

August 4, 2014 My Life in England

When I posted my teaser from the Caledonian Sleeper, I was quite surprised at the interest shown: I do like a good train journey, but I wasn’t expecting quite so many of you to be fascinated by it too. Then again – a bed on a train! That’s pretty cool. I’ve just got in from a four and [...]

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LLG Digest: From Ascot to Ethiopia

July 25, 2014 Digest

Guest Blog: On Opening Villiers restaurant by proprietors Sophie & Rose Gordon Fashion: Vivienne Westwood Redesigns Virgin Atlantic’s Uniform Food: Loon Fung Gerrard Street Chinese Supermarket The World’s Shortest Press Trip LLG for Ebay Collections: From Clocks to Le Creuset Midsummer in the English Countryside (and Putney) Friends, Food, Family: Signed pre-order copies available at discount [...]

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On the Road: River Cottage Christmas in July Course with Boden

July 23, 2014 LLG Fashion

River Cottage + breadmaking + a perfect English summer’s day + blue skies + wonderful women + Boden = perfection

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It’s nearly time for Port Eliot Festival 2014!

July 23, 2014 My Life in England

The Port Eliot Festival, held in the grounds of the home of the Earl of St Germans, in Cornwall, was on hiatus last year, but returns with a bang this Thursday – Sunday. It’s quite lovely – only 5000 or so people, with flower shows, spelling bees (2012′s was hosted by Dominic West – I [...]

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Hello from The Caledonian Sleeper

July 18, 2014 My Life in England

I was planning to blog properly from the Edinburgh – London sleeper but I forgot that these rather wonderful old slam door trains were built pre the digital age (I’m guessing 1970s) and there are no plug sockets. That means that I don’t have enough juice to write much more than a brief couple of [...]

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Friends, Food, Family: Signed pre-order copies available at discount from Waterstones

July 16, 2014 Friends Food Family

Waterstones are exclusively carrying a limited edition of pre-order special signed editions of Friends, Food, Family at an excellent discounted price of £15.99 (plus free delivery in the UK). This offer is only valid on pre-ordered copies from Waterstones. com here (not available in store). Only 70 days until publication!

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