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London Love and Travel Giveaway

fashionable couple

This is the second instalment to our little weekend jaunt to the big smoke for John's birthday, we had an action packed first day and after a restful nights sleep in the hotel we went in search of coffee and something tasty to start the day. Luckily being situated in Soho we were spoilt for choice and we pretty much stumbled soon across Cafe Boheme instantly, a beautiful Parisian inspired cafe with an inviting interior and fairly simple breakfast menu (I hate vast menus). We literally had the most amazing coffee - strong and creamy and I opted for some lovely blueberry crepes.

Blueberry crepes
Very yummy crepes and amazing coffee

After breakfast we headed over to Covent Garden to have a look through the market, I was on the lookout for a vintage pair of shades but unfortunately didn't find any that fit although we did pop into Fred Perry, where I managed to pick up a really cute dungaree skirt, perfect for summer, we also picked up a little London Taxi from the Transport Museum for Mr A, as he loves to ride in taxi's when he comes to London with us. I know it's really cliche but I love watching the street performers in Covent Garden and I wish there was somewhere like that in Cardiff, I mean we have street performers but not at this level. We also saw the biggest Paella pan - now that takes cooking on mass to a new level.

large paella
That is one big Paella bowl - Covent Gardens

As we were going to be doing quite a bit of walking and shopping we both decided to have a bit of a denim day, it's not only stylish but also practical and I love my Ralph Lauren Chambray so any excuse to wear it is always good, as well as putting my new Asos boots through there paces, and being a mother I don't often get to wear high heels, as I spend most of my time running after a very active little man most day, so it was nice for a change.

Ralph Lauren Chambrey
Laura wears - Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply Chambray shirt, Next vest, Topshop jeans, Asos boot, Carlos bag

mens fashion
John wears - Ralph Lauren shirt, Edwin Jeans, YMC Clarks loafers, Ray Ban glasses

After we had a bite to eat and somethign to drink we headed to New Bond street to visit the Ralph Lauren Flagship store - a must for both John and I, the last time we visited the store was a long time ago and you really want to take your time over the four floors to take it all in. John instantly fell in love with the RL bathrobe and bath sets and I love the kitchen and home wear section, plus of course the amazing shoes and bags. John picked up a new shirt for summer and some boxers and we also had a look at the Create Your Own Polo service - which is amazing - especially for your other half to design there own look, finish and personalised Polo. They offer the mens polo service in store and Mens and children's online, a great idea of presents and special events

Ralph Lauren book

Ralph Lauren
We love the idea of creating your own polo!

This week we are also apart of an amazing giveaway with The Nectar Collective - and since as you know we love to travel - there are some amazing travel prices to win

Whether or not you're a world traveler, seven of my friends and I have got you covered so that you can go on an adventure no matter where you are! Like seeing the world in new ways? Cool, you can get a free copy of the popular book, How to Be An Explorer by Keri Smith. Want to kick back at home and go on an adventure with a glass of wine? Sounds like you might like owning Into the Wild! Want more? Jeez you people are demanding. ;) Not to worry, we're also giving away a Moleskin Postal Notebook (you can mail it, as is, anywhere in the world! Talk about snail mail heaven), a Tibetan silver compass necklace, and a chevron luggage tag!

Enter the giveaway below to get this uniquely adventurous prize pack. Woop woop! By the way, this giveaway is INTERNATIONAL so anyone can enter! Your prizes will be shipped to you from JAPAN! Wooooo! Now take a look at the awesome sponsors of The Nectar Collective who brought you this fabulous prize pack:

Adventure Lovin' Ladies

Adventure Lovin' Giveaway Prizes
How to Be an Explorer of the World by Keri Smith | Tibetan Silver Compass Necklace |
Into the Wild DVD | Moleskin Postal Notebook | Chevron Luggage Tag
Remember, this giveaway is international so anyone is welcome! Your prizes will be sent from Tokyo!

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1. Winner WILL be verified. If one of your entries proves to be invalid, you will be disqualified.
2. Winner will be contacted through email by July 17th. You will then have 48 hours to respond to the e-mail with your address. If 48 hours has passed and you haven't responded, we will pick a new winner.
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  1. I love the ralph lauren shirt on James and the cute lace top you are wearing. The srepes look delicious!

    1. Hi Dora

      Thanks so much for stopping by and the lovely comment :)

      Laura x

  2. great post!!

    1. Hi Brenda

      Thanks for stopping by, will be sure to do the same :)

      Laura x

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    1. Hi Lala

      Thanks so much for stopping by, will check out your blog for sure

      Laura x


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