virgin experience competition
It’s not often that I share other people’s competitions, but I am dying for one of you guys to win this! To celebrate the Summer Solstice, Virgin Experience Days are giving you and a friend the chance to win a rather fantastic day of unforgettable experiences on Friday June 21st!

The plan? To start the longest day of the year off with a London Bungee jump before seeing London from the top with a visit to the Shard! You’ll then be taken to the Thames in the afternoon to see London from a different angle with a ride in a RIB (including areas not usually accessible by boat!) After a busy day you can relax with a Dining tour and Champagne for two before settling down in the prestigious May Fair Hotel for a well-deserved night’s sleep.

To enter, simply head over to Virgin Experience Days’ form (click!) and use code LL12 to enter! Full terms and conditions are all there for your perusal. Good luck, my loves!

motilo competition

While I love hosting competitions for you guys (and have one coming up very soon), I also love to share great competitions that you may not have stumbled across already! One I am currently pining to win is the Motilo competition: you have a chance to win a £2000 shopping spree towards any items at the Motilo Shop!

That is essentially a free designer wardrobe. A very well-curated designer wardrobe. Alexander McQueen, Peter Pilotto, Givenchy, Jonathan Saunders, Marni…if I don’t win it, I definitely want one of my readers to!

In order to enter, all you have to do is follow @Motilo and @MrsMotilo on Twitter (and you can find more info here)!

The competition closes on the 13th of August, 2012. Good luck, mi amors!

PHEW! What a crazy couple of weeks this has been! With the launch of a new business (OUR FIRST BOX SHIPS THIS WEEK!), Fashion Week, a plethora of new fashion and beauty launches, I have barely had time to breathe…let alone log on to my beloved little blog.

But hey! I actually find myself with a couple hours free to blog (while catching up on a month’s worth of cleaning and laundry) and I’m kind of relishing in it. Let’s kick off by announcing the winner of the Win the dress of your choice” competition!

The winner is….drumroll, merci…

ALI THORPE who chose the Stella Print Long Sleeve Wrap Dress!

Please e-mail me (lela at lelalondon dot com) with your address and telephone number and we’ll get that sent out to you asap.

Thank you to everyone who entered! I want to put another competition up very soon, and have a few things I would love to give away. Let me know in the comments or on Facebook what kind of things you love to win and hopefully I will be able to treat you guys to more great competitions.

Lose Weight Fast
I can almost guarantee that as this new decade has rolled around, you – or someone close to you – has made a pact in regards to your health or weight. As women, we’re doing it all the time and rarely pulling through. In fact, Hovis recently found that the average British woman will snack on over 129 packets of crisps, more than 127 chocolate bars, over 77 cakes and more than 133 biscuits in the average year. Over half of these women also wished they could give up their unhealthy snacking vice.

The thing is, snacking is great for our bodies. In combination with healthy meals, snacking keeps our metabolism running at faster rates (aka weight loss), and gives us a steady stream of nutrition. This is why Hovis Wholemeal has launched the ‘Stop Snacking‘ (well, the unhealthy kind) Facebook app at

Not only does the app help you track your snacking success, but also gives you motivational advice and enters you in daily competitions for gifts like a Mulberry handbag and Tiffany’s jewellery. You would be crazy not to join!