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I have been to Leicester Square’s W Hotel on multiple occasions (my private cinema experience being the luxurious highlight) but have not been a sleeping guest until I used the hotel as my base for three big days of filming last month.

More on that soon!

To me, the hotel has always felt like an endless night in Manhattan. It’s dark, chic, lively and – to be honest – I wasn’t sure how well that would translate to a hotel room.

Thankfully, the ‘Wonderful’ room (its actual name) was an altogether lighter, fresher take on the theme. Though the ‘Wonderfuls’ aren’t too large, the room concept creates the illusion of space by utilising walls of floor-to-ceiling mirrors and hiding bathrooms and closets behind smart panelling.

As far as the little things are concerned, the amenities (from Bliss) and soundproofing (for what is essentially a Central London party hotel) kept my product-forgetting, sleep-deprived self sane. I should also note that it has one of the most tempting room service menus in existence; the W burger is bomb and you have the pleasure of getting dishes straight from Spice Market downstairs. With a cocktail or two.

I didn’t have time to do much more than sleep and eat in the hotel but my stay was without fault. Highly recommended for anyone who wants the city on their doorstep.

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Fashion Week AW13 Instagram
Instagram (@lelalondon) – left to right, top to bottom:
1. 40s, baby. Hair by Giles Robinson for John Frieda. Makeup by LauraDexter for Rimmel London.
2. Prabal Gurung presents from the BFF.
3. Bora Aksu. Boom.
4. Latest ‘Food for Thought‘ on HungerTV.com (read it here!)
5. Workout for your ears.
6. So Instagrammable.
7. LFW: Writing show reports on the go. Tired face kicking in!
8. Dressed like an extra from the Jungle Book tonight.
9. Well. Boom. There I am in Company Magazine.
10. Nicola being a babe at crazy-o-clock a.m.
11. Opium London.
12. I’ve caught it. Moschino Cheap & Chic fever.

Vines from the week (click to watch!):
Buttercup cupcake for ya.
Ghost train.
Getting dressed…alot.
Izabel London dress. Prints attract.
Private cinema for Valentine’s Day at the W Hotel.
The finale of KTZ.
Nothing makes me happier than new stationery.
Outfit details.
Have the private bar at One Aldwych to myself for a little work break.
Hanging out at The Aptmt with John Frieda.