Design: The West Elm & Etsy PupUp! Dog heaven on Tottenham Court Road

July 21, 2015 Dogs

Before we drove off to the Cotswolds on Saturday morning, we took a little detour to Tottenham Court Road to visit one of my favourite interiors stores: the London branch of West Elm

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A Long Weekend in the Cotswolds (with Aston Martin, picnics & the dogs)

July 20, 2015 LLG Plays & Stays

My sister and I, plus sausages, are currently in the Cotswolds for a long weekend. It’s a little summer holiday with picnicking thrown in – of course I travel almost continuously for work, but this is a proper mini break, with no meetings and no commitments. Although…drum roll…I have been lent the most wonderful car for […]

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London: House Festival 2015

July 20, 2015 LLG Plays & Stays

I’m not great at letting my hair down. Naturally quite reserved, I could never be described as the life and soul of the party. I rarely drink more than a glass or two of wine, and prefer early nights and long lie ins with a book, my laptop and darling Lettice to big old partying […]

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Topshop Launches The Archive Collection – Iconic Topshop Styles Return To Store!

July 16, 2015 LLG Fashion

When TOPSHOP US got in touch to ask if I’d like to style a piece from the new TOPSHOP Archive collection I was SO in. I grew up with TOPSHOP – Saturday mornings in Ashford, where I went to school, were spent trying on clothes we could never in a million years hope to afford with […]

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Styling the Shop Windows for Camden’s Sue Ryder Charity Shop

July 16, 2015 Charity

I pass the Sue Ryder charity shop in Camden every day, and often buy homewares and clothes in there. I also donate a lot of my things to them: most recently five binliners of summer clothes and accessories. As a charity, they do extraordinary work, but they need to raise £37.7m a year to keep […]

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London Event: The Pool, LLG and #FaceForward

July 15, 2015 Events

#FaceForward: Inspiring women and the women who inspire them. This Thursday in London, four women – Channel 4’s Cathy Newman; internationally acclaimed war photographer Lynsey Addario; former international cricketer Ebony-Jewel Rainford-Brent; and blogger, journalist and author Sasha Wilkins – will come together for #FaceForward, an event from The Pool and Clinique that aims to enlighten, inspire […]

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Food: Eating at Market Camden with Lettice & Maisie

July 15, 2015 Dogs

One of the things I love about living in my part of Camden is the close proximity to wonderful grocery stores and restaurants, in particular Parkway Greens, possibly London’s best greengrocers, and Market, a wonderful restaurant serving excellent modern British cooking, using interesting seasonal ingredients. They serve a delicious brunch at weekends, have great set […]

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Travel: Exploring Iceland’s South Coast…

July 13, 2015 LLG Plays & Stays

(The black sand beach at Reynisfjara) Before I arrived, my preconceptions about Iceland boiled down a weird mental soup of these things: Geysers, Blue Lagoon, Bjork, Landsbanki, female politicians, high living costs, drinking, cold, folklore, ponies (we’ll be coming back to the pony thing), waterfalls, fermented shark, puffins, elves… And, as I discovered, these things are all […]

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Travel: My Stopover in Iceland – Reykjavik

July 7, 2015 My Travels

Whatever I expected Reykjavik to look like, this colourful, beautiful, low rise city wasn’t it. I’ve always wanted to visit but I never thought of Iceland as being on the way to anywhere, and I don’t tend to take stand alone holidays or mini breaks. So it’s handy that, because Icelandair now allow travellers on their transatlantic routes […]

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The Daily Beauty: Spray Tanning in London

July 6, 2015 LLG Beauty

(Beautiful bikinis from Violet Lake  – credits below.) Given that my natural skin colour is akin to a bottle of skimmed milk – white with a hint of blue, I am very much a fan of sunless tanning – from a bottle naturally, not a sunbed (perish the thought). And ESPECIALLY in bikini season. At […]

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