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I love to travel. Although I might be a bit shakey when I am up in the air, for me the fun is in the preparation, the process and the planning. From the moment I wake on the day of departure I like everything to run as smoothly and efficiently as possible, from mastering Airport security, maximising on a comfortable yet presentable outfit to well and truly nailing your Airport shopping experience with no one making this easier or more enjoyable than Heathrow Airport.


“…to leave as much time for getting spendy using Heathrow Personal Shopping, as possible.”


Having travelled the world a fair bit over the last few years I’ve put together some of my fail safe hacks for making the travelling process as care-free and enjoyable as possible to leave as much time for getting spendy using Heathrow Personal Shopping, as possible.

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One thing to truly make my Heathrow experience run smoothly, pardon the pun, has been investing in a high quality set of cases from TUMI. It's only really something you can make sense of once you have tried it but high quality suitcases changed the game for me. There are no more aching arms from the friction in the wheels of my old cheap suitcases. My TUMI glides and twirls as if it were floating through the crowds within the terminal.

I had picked up my Large TUMI case recently but had been on the hunt for the perfect cabin sized edition. Before recent trips when flying from Heathrow, I let the accredited Stylists from the Heathrow Personal Shopping lounge know exactly what I'm looking for before I arrive so that I can make the most of the Duty Free savings on offer whilst  making the most of my time there.



Style and comfort, it's not too much to ask is it? But finding Airport appropriate attire whereby you can board in comfort without compromising on style, can sometimes be difficult. I try to stick to a muted colour pallette and by muted I generally mean black, you simply can't go wrong. I opt for comfortable yet well cut stretch fabrics when it comes to my denim and cashmere jumpers are always  at the top of the list for warmth and softness during the festive season. A blazer adds sophistication whilst easily being slipped off to pass through security. To finish I opt for comfortable slip on boots, because laces are a no-no for efficiency when passing through security and a cross body bag to leave my hands free for all the shopping I'll be doing.

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“The service is totally bespoke for each individual passenger within the luxurious and calming escape of the lounge, it seemed almost too good to be true that the entire experience is completely free.”

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The biggest revelation to happen to my Airport shopping experience was the Heathrow Personal Shopping lounge. A complimentary personal shopping experience with an accredited Stylist within the stunning lounge inside the Terminal. The service is totally bespoke for each individual passenger within the luxurious and calming escape of the lounge, it seemed almost too good to be true that the entire experience is completely free. Meaning your time and money goes so much further within the terminal.

The Personal Shopping experience at Heathrow unites all of the stores within the Airport from Bulgari to Harrods enabling you to pre-reserve the “It” bag of the season and pick up on your way through, without the hassle.

But if you don’t want to lug your duty free purchases half way across the world with you Heathrow Shopping Services are there to make, what is already a wonderful experience, even more so with their Shop & Collect offer, UK Passengers are able to shop the many luxury brands within the terminals without the hassle of lugging them on their flight with them, instead picking up their purchases on their return to the UK from the Arrivals haul. But if that isn’t quite easy enough, Heathrow will also Home Deliver your purchases for Passengers within the UK.

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 “Valentino Rockstuds, Bulgari bags and jewels and Burberry Fragrances filled the room that I would be playing dress up in for the next hour or so.”

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Our experience of the lounge was one of utter relaxation, indulgence and of course efficiency. As we arrived Ali was escorted to where his hand picked items were waiting, following an earlier consultation and I was taken through to a room filled with pink velvet sofas, gilded furniture and the most elegant of vanity tables.

Valentino Rockstuds, Bulgari handbags and jewels and Burberry Fragrances filled the room that I would be playing dress up in for the next hour or so. Colour ways, style variations and last minute Gift ideas were delivered whilst I sipped Champagne from the comfort of the sofa and no request was too much for the attentive Stylists. Free? Complimentary? Those words seemed almost impossible to associate with such a bespoke and personalised experience, but it most certainly was.

Heathrow have changed the game when it comes to efficient and personalised shopping within the terminals and I will most certainly be making the most of this complimentary service on future adventures.

Book your Complimentary Luxury Personal Shopping experience

in the Personal Shopping lounge here.

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This post is a sponsored Advertorial with Heathrow Aiport.

Photography Reece Chapman


  1. Claudia 6th December 2016 / 11:38 am

    These photos are so beautiful and it sounds like such an amazing experience.

  2. Frances Kayleigh 6th December 2016 / 1:55 pm

    Is it free with purchase or just completely free ? It looks like an amazing experience ! So luxurious, reminds me of the Selfridges Personal Shopping department xxx

  3. Adele 6th December 2016 / 1:59 pm

    This sounds like the way forward with duty free shopping for me! I’m like you, airport shopping is one of my favourite parts of the trip.
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  4. Dixi Wonderland 6th December 2016 / 2:03 pm

    These pictures are perfection!
    Love the lighting in them, so beautiful!

  5. Sophie 6th December 2016 / 4:16 pm

    That’s definitely the perfect travel outfit! Adding a blazer to a simple pairing always elevates it and adds a tailored look!

  6. Natasha Todd 6th December 2016 / 4:37 pm

    Lydia, I could look at your photos all day! The lounge looks like such a lovely experience, and champagne is always an added bonus xx

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  7. Nikki Bergmans 6th December 2016 / 11:41 pm

    Beautiful photos and the personal shopping must be amazing! X

  8. Adriana 7th December 2016 / 8:52 am

    These pictures look stunning! Personal shopping shouçd be so awesome!

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  9. Hayley 7th December 2016 / 4:34 pm

    Girl I adore this post, you and Ali look SO cute together and how lush is your outfit?! I genuinely can’t believe this service is free, SO impressed! Going to book in for next time i’m flying from Heathrow, amazing!

    Hayley xo

  10. Paulynagore 7th December 2016 / 11:27 pm

    Sounds like an amazing experience! I regret to not be british, we don’t have that much advantages in France ha ha!
    Loved this post, you look so cute together with Ali 🙂

  11. Lisa Autumn 8th December 2016 / 6:26 pm

    This has been one of my fave posts so far. I also love that you brought lily her bag back from the airport.. you are the nicest!

    xx Lisa

  12. Camilla Aslaksrud 11th December 2016 / 9:40 pm

    Hi Lydia! I recently discovered your blog and I love love love it! Your vlogmas videos on YouTube has also become my daily reading break from my studies – thank you for that! 😉 Question: I love you design and I´m wondering who made it for you. Is there a website / design builder I can contact? Xx Camilla

  13. Angelina 12th December 2016 / 7:33 pm

    Amazing post! You both look so stunning

  14. Jenny 15th December 2016 / 4:29 pm

    This sounds like a lovely way to spend time in the airport x

  15. Isabella 20th December 2016 / 2:42 pm

    These photographs, in particular the ones of yourself and Ali are precious. What lovely images for you to both cherish!

    I am also completely in awe of the fact that this service is free. From your snapchats and the type of service that is on offer, I presumed that this was a commission style of selling. Wish we had such fantastic service in Australia!

    Much love, xx

  16. Malika Roxi 28th December 2016 / 4:50 am

    I love those pictures. You are amazing. Please check out my website too.

  17. Oliwia Drzyzga 28th December 2016 / 8:01 am

    Your pictures with HIM are always so gorgeous! you guys are such an inspiration for me!!! love it! just got into your youtube and now I’m exploring all the things you have online cuz I got literary obsession about you perfect life! Love ya gorgeous!

  18. Billie James 29th December 2016 / 4:31 am

    Looks amazing and your photos are beautiful!!

    If you could check out my blog I’d be so greatful!


  19. Stefanie 7th March 2017 / 12:57 am

    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE LOVE this post and your photos/styling are on point. Such great tips. We’d love to feature this on our Trvl Porter Blog, our fans would appreciate it 🙂

  20. astrid 27th March 2017 / 7:31 pm

    such a lovely blog

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