hotel competition
Competition closed! The winner of:
– A night at the uber-luxurious Metropolitan Hotel in London!
– Afternoon Tea with me at the famous Met Bar!
– A goody bag containing £100s worth of my favourite beauty products!

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R. BOOTH!

CONGRATULATIONS! Please e-mail me at lela (at) lelalondon (dot) com so we can set up your prize.

Thank you to everyone who entered and thank you to those of you who bought the book but couldn’t make it to London, and sent wonderful e-mails regardless! Besos!

hotel competition
That’s right, beautiful readers, I have a FABULOUS competition lined up for you this month! To celebrate She Said Style (my fashion and beauty book) and it’s success on Amazon, one lucky winner will receive a prize package that includes:

– A night at the uber-luxurious Metropolitan Hotel in London!
Afternoon Tea with me at the famous Met Bar!
– A goody bag containing £100s worth of my favourite beauty products!

To enter:

– Leave a honest review on She Said Style‘s Amazon page after reading the book. It’s free for Amazon Prime members, and only $9.99 otherwise!

The contest is open worldwide. You have until May 31st, 2012 to enter. The winner will be chosen at random. Please make sure to follow Lela London on Facebook and Twitter so you know when the winner is announced!

(Terms & Conditions: Blackout dates will apply to hotel and tea booking. Travel to and from the Metropolitan will be the winner’s responsibility.)

Good luck, all! xo
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metropolitan london hotel

Naturally, the Clarks party at the Metropolitan London hotel offered a fabulous excuse to recline* in luxury for the evening. (*work)

Bordering Knightsbridge and Mayfair, The Metropolitan London’s Metropolitan Rooms overlook the beloved green heart of London – Hyde Park – while keeping you cosy in “pared-back and cosseting” interiors. We’re not talking British B&Bs, here.

To boot, the hotel is literally connected to the Japanese-Peruvian and Michelin-starred cuisine from Nobu. If you’re not a foodie when you arrive, you’ll be a foodie when you leave.

To make financial matters worse, my room happened to be right around the corner from The Metropolitan’s newly expanded COMO Shambhala Urban Escape; a spa which offers holistic, Asian-based therapies. Yes. You can be spa adjacent if you’re a glutton for monetary punishment.

In actuality, the room was spa-like enough to keep me perfectly pleased for the night. A fantastically oversized King bed with goosedown duvet, banquette seating area overlooking the Uptown jungle, rainfall shower, and a contemporary but warm space? You have a happy Lela on your hands.

I would live here if I could. It came equipped with everything I needed for work and play; free wifi, a sprawled out desk space, iPod docking station, a jogging map of Hyde Park, electronic ‘do not disturb’ sign, iron/ironing board, Egyptian cotton linen (I need it, okay?!), COMO Shambhala bathroom amenities, and the all-important front desk/concierge which goes above and beyond.

Looking for luxe in London? The Metropolitan has your back.

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clarks heels ss12
Last week, I took a trip to the Metropolitan Hotel to celebrate some of the lastest and greatest shoes from Clarks! It was a fabulous event, and such a pleasure (slash wallet-threatener) to see the most beautiful designs available incorporate in Britain’s Spring/Summer wardrobes.

The shoes above (left to right):
Scent Bottle in White Leather
Purple Nubuck Shea Cashmere heels
Scent Bottle in Blue Suede

I encourage you to take a look through all of Clarks’ shoes – all cute, all comfortable. I also want to take this chance to say hello to the lovely winners of the competition! It is always so heartwarming to have someone say they love your blog, and you both were such sweet girls. I hope you enjoyed your evening/suite/candy/burgers/champagne, etc! xo
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