london taxi

I’m picky with phone apps. Because I am ‘stuck in the dark ages’ by choice (Blackberry user, in lieu of the iPhone), the amount of apps I can use are pretty slim. That’s right…I am not even an Instagram user.

One app I have given the green flag to? Get Taxi. It is quite new in the UK, but is a genius way to travel and has helped me in unexpected ways! Basically, Get Taxi will call a cab to you when requested, let you watch the cab drive to you, give you your driver’s details/number/photo – even the car description – and also let you rate your ride. This means not only a service with high expectations, but a safe and efficient way to get around (not always a guarantee with London transport).

In fact, when nearing a sample deadline last week, Get Taxi even acted as a courier service! Because the rides can be booked in advance and you can choose to pay with cash or pre-load your account (if you’re like me and never carry cash), this is an app that has become a total essential. No complaints (but I would suggest that they have all of their taxis look like the one above).

The folks at GetTaxi have provided a code for £3 off of your first fare, if you’re wanting to try it out! Just enter “846306158” when you’re asked for a promo code.

Phosphor
The absolute best accessory I’ve worn this year has been my Phosphor Appear crystal watch. Typically, I am not a ‘watch person‘. With my Blackberry almost permanently glued to my hand, it is as good a time-teller as anything else.

But Phosphor watches aren’t just timepieces.

The on-trend enlarged face is overloaded with Swarovski crystals. Thanks to mini rotors, even the time itself is crystallized. With extremely advanced technology, the watch emits an electromagnetic field that shifts the position of the crystals as time goes on. It is mesmerizing.

As you can see in the video below, there are also three modes of the watch. Time mode – featuring a twelve hour display, Seconds mode – a ‘party pleaser’ if you will, and Off mode – which shows an entire screen of crystals.

And since the watch has far exceeded my expectations, I have teamed up with Phosphor to give one away!

Phosphor Appear Crystal Watch Giveaway – Details

To win, you must:

  • Join Lela London’s mailing list.
  • Like‘ both Lela London and Phosphor on Facebook.
  • Comment on the Phosphor wall and tell us why you would like to win the Phosphor Appear.

    Competition ends Monday, July 18th at midnight PST. Open worldwide.

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