In the grand ‘staying in’ versus ‘going out’ debate, I am always surprised by the lack of compromise between the two types of New Year’s Eve celebrations. As a woman who likes to have my cake and eat it, when Anthropologie asked me what kind of NYE I’d be having, a quick browse of their cosy accessories did all the work for me: I’ll be staying in, but forgoing the cliched habit of falling asleep in front of the television after one too many glasses of sparkles for something a little more special.
Dear readers, this is the year to stay in and throw yourself a New Year’s Party (no skyscraper heels or overpriced cocktails allowed). Instead of the ‘night out’ norm, invite a few of your nearest and dearest for a luxury night in and cater your space with simple, beautiful decorations; throws, balloons, candles, slippers, robes and champagne, natch.
In my opinion, no party or New Year’s event can hold a candle to an intimate celebration away from pre-booked taxi chaos and a sea of sloshed strangers.
If you’re on the same wavelength, you’ll be happy to hear that – in collaboration with this post – Anthropologie have provided me with a £50 gift card to give away to one lucky reader!
How To Win a £50 Anthropologie Gift Card:
Simply follow Lela London on Bloglovin’ and tag a friend who you’d like to spend New Year’s with in the comments section of this Facebook update (click here).
Competition will end December 21st, 2014 when the winner will be announced on Facebook!
Mohair Fringe Throw
Second Female Dipty Dress
Embroidered Soft Robe
Lilka Beaded Moccasin Slides
Wishbone Bottle Opener
Mercury Moonglow Candle
I have reached a Youtube milestone (not a ‘landmark’, Video Lela) and found myself with 100 subscribers! It may not be a lot, but having only just started ‘doing’ Youtube, it means a lot.
It’s celebratory giveaway time.
To win a brand new Google Nexus 7 and slick black ASUS Nexus case, simply watch the video (below!) and follow the easy-peasy instructions.
Are you a fashion student that wants to go behind the scenes of London Fashion Week? You are?! Have I got an excellent opportunity for you!
For the seventh consecutive season, LG Electronics (LG) are taking the reigns as the Official Garment Care Supplier of one of the most prestigious fashion events of the year and, as their official London Fashion Week blogger, we’re looking for a talented fashionista to be a part of the action!
LG will provide expert support at this season’s London Fashion Week (12th – 16th September), with a dedicated ‘Steam Team’ helping backstage. For one passionate fashion student, LG and I are excited to offer a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be a part of the LG Steam Team! Working alongside an industry expert in garment care, the lucky winner will experience the fast-paced fashion environment backstage at London Fashion Week with the opportunity to increase their knowledge in fashion and fabric care.
LG’s latest home appliance range includes leading innovations in washing, such as the introduction of 6 Motion Direct Drive technology that uses a combination of drum motions to deliver an amazing wash performance coupled with optimum fabric care. With such a range of fabrics used in today’s fashions, LG’s 6 Motion Direct Drive Technology ensures that everything from jeans to delicates come out looking and feeling their absolute best, as well as thoroughly cleaned. So you can take the trends off the catwalk and into your everyday wardrobe, safe in the knowledge that your clothes will look good for seasons to come.
Simply tweet @LGUK using the hashtag #LGSteamTeam and tell us which catwalk show you are most looking forward to this season to be in with the chance of winning!
For more information on LG please visit: www.lg.com/uk/appliances
It’s giveaway time once again, my gorgeous guys and dolls. This time, I’m happy to have a little something to please all you natural beauty and vegan beauty lovers: introducing…Surya Brasil!
The “company with a conscience” has created a natural, organic and 100% vegan skincare collection for the face and body (no sulphates…no irritants…nada!). Instead of chemical nasties, their products are created with naturally delicious coconut, mango, raspberry and vanilla scents as well as exotic and sustainably-farmed ingredients from the Amazon Rainforest. Because I love both the ethos of the products and the products themselves, I am offering one lucky reader the chance to win two of their luxury Sapien Women skin care products – the Sapien Women Shower Gel (£19.50) and Sapien Women Facial Scrub (£14).
To enter you must: Like Lela London on Facebook and follow Lela London on Twitter (receive an extra entry for following Lela London on Bloglovin’ – button below!) through the Rafflecopter widget below.
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Competition ends May 12th, 2014.
Say hello to AR&L – the result of a month or so glued to my chair (short-term) and years of experience geeking out on the grand ol’ interwebs (long-term).
As you may have already seen from Twitter and Facebook, AR&L is a digital PR company specialising in social media, blogger relationships, content, and SEO. Taking the leap from freelancing to company directing may not be a natural step but – alongside my fantastic business manager/digital genius, Alexander – it is one that, one day in, has already paid off in spades.
(Heads up, brands. You’ll probably want to meander over to AR&L for the chance to win 1,000+ social media followers).