LYDIA IN THE CITY | THREE AUTUMN OUTFITS IN NEW YORK CITY

Jacket – esmara By Heidi Klum Dress – Ulla Johnson Bag – Chloe Boots – Chloe This post is sponsored by esmara by Heidi Klum for Lidl. My second time in New York but I…

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THE ULTIMATE LUXURY VACATION SHOPPING LIST

  This post is Sponsored by Net-A-Porter.       My vacation wardrobe is something I think about  as soon as the days begin getting longer. Where will I be shopping this season? What will…

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MEMOIRS OF THE MALDIVES

  This post is sponsored by Monica Vinader.     I can feel the Summer heat on my skin as a type this and although it’s a far cry from the picture perfect beaches of…

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HOW TO NAIL YOUR TIME EFFICIENTLY AT THE AIRPORT

      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…

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Four Things To Do in Santorini

From the moment I set eyes on Santorini, scrolling through my Instagram feed, I knew I needed to visit and experience for myself the immaculate white landscape teamed with breath taking views and those famous…

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Tips on how to Travel Calmer

Sometimes, You have to stop and take a stroll back in time to really see how far you have truly come. I remember thinking of all of the excuses as to why I shouldn’t go…

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How To Style The Bardot Top

Sat at the bar of The Old Shep pub in Chorley Wood on a hot Summer evening, the hottest guy in school turned to me and told me I had great shoulders. It was a…

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VISIT | Thyme Hotel, The Cotswolds

  The Cotswolds is the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England & Wales, and I had longed to visit for as far back as I could remember. Stone cottages, rolling fields and living off…

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THE DUVET DIARIES | The Mondrian, London

My home for London Fashion week was pretty spectacular. I spent 5 nights at the stunning Mondrian Hotel in one of their sea view suites which peer over London’s skyline like a passing ship. Before…

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How to Dress Chalet Girl Chic this Winter

The Swiss Alps is a where I spent my Chrismas’ for 4 years and it had been just as long since I’d been back. The air still had that bite which refreshes and awakens you…

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The Duvet Diaries – The Chedi Andermatt, Switzerland

One hour and twenty minutes is how long it took for Ali & I along with Lorna and her other half to arrive in one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. We flew in to…

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The British Fashion Awards with La Redoute

Two Weeks ago, Ali & I were invited to the prestigious British Fashion Awards with La Redoute. Late Monday afternoon we were picked up by our car and driven the hour journey to London where…

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Small Changes that will help you live a more positive life.

I’m not perfect by any means of the word but I try my hardest to be a good human, to live a good life and to spread as much positivity wherever I go. I’m overly…

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Disneyland Paris – An Adults Review

In early October I experienced one of those pinch me moments when myself and an array of talented bloggers were whisked off to Disneyland Paris for the trip of a life time. We were going…

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Island Hopping Pt. 5 – Ios & Santorini

On our final day Island hopping across Greece, we visited two of the most picturesque, starting with Ios. We walked through the narrow bright white streets of Chora at the break of dawn when any tourists…

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Island Hopping PT.4 – Kos, Greece

We began our visit with a tour old town bursting with ancient ruins and beautiful greek architecture. Think bellowing blossoms over bleashed stone archways throughout. It became apparent from the outset that this would be…

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A Lisbon Travel Guide : 5 Things to do

Early in the morning of Monday 28th September, myself and two other members of team Olympus Pen, Ali & Jay jetted off on yet another of our Travels. Destination; Lisbon Portugal. Following a hearty breakfast…

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The Barefoot Traveller

I wish you had been here with me, if only to see my face as I spotted the court yard garden nestled at the foot of the Sao Vicente de Fora in central Lisbon. The…

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The Last of the Summer Sun

Looking at these pictures should make me feel nostalgic for the incredible memories of the Summer passed, but that’s the thing with living positively; there’s a way of spinning even the most depressing thoughts into a positive…

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Little girl, big dreams

To say this was one of those “Pinch me! Like is this legit happening right now?’ moments, is a slight understatement.  Let me take you back 15 years to 12 year old me, a tiny…

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Island Hopping Pt.3 – Cesme Turkey

An unplanned stop in the affluent area of Cesme, Turkey turned out to be one of my favourites. The day started at the super cool beach Club Sole&Mare which is my idea of heaven, bit…

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Island Hopping pt. 2 – Syros, Greece

We boarded our ship as it sat calmly on the Mediterranean water. This was my first time aboard a cruise ship. The ship was modest but welcoming in its decor, we would be spending such…

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The Fearful Traveller

What is the end of a manic week for most, is really just the beginning for me. After spending half of the week either standing or hanging above the roof tops of London, as you…

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Island Hopping Pt. 1 – The Athens Riviera

To think 4 months ago I’d never been to Greece but now I can say I have had the pleasure of visiting 6 of its most breath-taking islands and destinations, 5 of which happened in…

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3 Steps to Living Well

I don’t know whether you’ve noticed but things have been a bit manic over here for the last few months so I had realised that I needed to start doing alot more of what I like…

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The Final Leg of The Sunset Relay

I like to set myself goals every now and then, and 2015’s goal was to step out of my comfort zone more. I’d say theres nothing like flying to Northern Sweden where theres 24hrs of…

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The Little Mermaid

I often talk of wanting to be a mermaid but the reality is I’ve thought about this long and hard since I was about 5 years old. From the first time I watched the The…

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The Sunset Relay – Lapland, Sweden.

24 hours after we stepped off the plane from Mallorca we were back on the first of two planes in our Journey to Lapland Sweden where Ali and I would be taking part in the…

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#NextBloggerIsland – Osea Island

What seems like far too long ago for my liking, myself and a much larger than normal group of bloggers embarked on a trip. But we didn’t head to the airport like usual. Instead we…

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In Training for The Sunset Relay

Incorporating training into our get away has been quite an enjoyable experience and welcome change to standard lazy holiday days. Whether it’s sat on the seafront listening to the waves hit the rocks during some…

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Defy The Sun in Sweden

Early Saturday morning, Ali and I jetted off to Mallorca for what was to be our first holiday in 2 years. It was a bit of a last minute thing but we both felt we’d…

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Morning florals at Palais Royal

Waking with the sunrise to shoot amongst the beauty of Paris followed by a breakfast in a typical Parisienne cafe sipping green tea and ordering too many croissants all feels like something of a dream, or…

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TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY

As bloggers we seem to be getting amazing opportunities  to travel the world more and more. I’m so astounded and proud whenever I see a blogger jetting off somewhere exciting, a. because I know a…

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The Paris Press Day with La Redoute

Last week I was back in my favourite City again, Paris for yet another flying visit. This time with La Redoute to attend their Press Day to get a first glimpse of whats to come next…

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LipsySpray in Ibiza

Early last Saturday morning, myself, a selection of other bloggers and the Lipsy team jetted off for a long bank holiday weekend in Ibiza. We checked in to the MeIbiza hotel and spent the majority…

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Travel Beauty Essentials

Having just returned from an amazing trip to Greece and with another two trips this month alone, I thought it was a good idea to share my Travel Beauty Essentials with you all. With my…

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Sunrise in Skiathos

One of the most magical times of day for me, wherever I am, is sunrise. I like to experience all the places, where I’m lucky enough to visit, during the first moments of the day. I…

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Healthy Holidays

Early Friday morning, Carly picked me up and we embarked on our trip to Skiathos, Greece. I’d never been to Greece, let alone one of the Greek Islands so I was eager to experience the…

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The Outfit Hack

Spending half your life in leggings and sportswear leaves you with a need to be comfortable pretty much all the time. I can’t rock heels how I used to which is why I’ve invested in…

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Lace Vendome

Et Voila! As promised, the first outfit post in almost a year that hasn’t been shot on my 5D, and you probably didn’t even notice right? This outfit was shot on the Olympus Pen EP-L7…

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Picture Perfect Paris with Olympus & Topshop

Those who follow me on Twitter, Instagram and snapchat will know that I took a trip to Paris last week with Olympus and Topshop. As mentioned in yesterday’s post I bought my Olympus E-PL7 for…

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OLYMPUS PEN EP-L7 REVIEW – THE BLOGGERS ESSENTIAL

Since I’ve been a blogger, never before has a camera caused such a stir as the Olympus Pen EP-7. Hailed as the “Blogger Essential” it was released at the very moment I realised, I simply…

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Best Boot Forward @ Bicester Village

Those of you who follow me on Social media would have seen that last week I was invited over to Bicester Village (mine and my Grandma’s favourite place) for a spot of shopping with them…

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My First Ever Facial @ QMS Medicosmetics, Kings Road.

Yes you heard me right! Before now, I’d never had a facial. As someone whose idea of a weekend well spent is 2 nights at a luxury spa that must be quite surprising. But unfortunately…

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Yoga in the Clouds with Alpro

Whilst I’m sure most of you slept off Saturday’s shenanigans, Ali and I were up at the crack of dawn (that’s 5am) awaiting a car to drive us all the way from our home in…

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The Duvet Diaries – The Ampersand Hotel

 So that’s that then! London Fashion week is officially over and although I was only there for one day, I was absolutely bloomin’ pooped. So you can imagine how grateful I was to be invited…

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THE DUVET DIARIES – The Sanderson Hotel

Last week after frantically trying to rearrange my diary I realised very last minute that I would need to have a mini “Stay-cation” in London, hopefully one day I will actually grasp the concept of…

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Finally, From Florence.

You certainly don’t get buildings like this in Milton Keynes, trust me I’ve looked! This is my final post from my time in Florence and doesn’t it seem like it was forever ago? Anouska and I shot…

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Piazza Del Duomo

It really is a beautiful thing to be comfortable, not only in your skin but in your sense of style too. For years I have battled with the fact that I have a rather “page…

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Experiencing Florence with Tia Maria

As you may have noticed from my many instagram posts over the passed few days, I flew to the stunning Italian city of Florence bright and early on Monday morning with my good friends from…

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Gigi’s, Mayfair Review – Cheat Meal

I was recently invited down to the newest Italian Restaurant to hit London’s stylish Mayfair. Being Italian myself, going out to eat something that 9 times out of 10 my Nonna will cook better doesn’t…

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#InTiaWeTrust on Film

As I’m sure regular readers will know, in the Summer I was whisked off to Ibiza to be a part of the current Tia Maria campaign #InTiaWeTrust. It has been so surreal to be a…

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The Duvet Diaries – The Charlotte St. London

I’ve made it no secret that I have an ongoing battle with sleep. I love the feeling of drifting off, losing yourself and succumbing to the impending slumber. But for me that feeling doesn’t come…

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Oh La La! Martinis & Macarons

Last weekend a slightly snotty Lydia and an extremely excited Ali were invited down to London for a fun filled afternoon with the wonderful team from Oh La La Macarons. For those of you who…

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Girls on Film // Behind the scenes of AX Paris AW14 Advert shoot

Last Monday, I loaded up my car and drove down to Brighton, one of my most favourite cities in England to take part in the AX Paris Autumn/Winter 14 TV advert shoot along side two…

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#INTIAWETRUST

I’m sure that if you are a regular reader, you wouldn’t have missed my trip to Ibiza a few months  with the most famous coffee flavored liquor, TIA MARIA. I was lucky enough to feature…

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Tartan Coloured Lady

  Sat here reminiscing over our dreamy trip to Oxford over the bank holiday weekend just gone (see post here). I love this scarf so much that it may have single handily managed to get…

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Something for the weekend at Malmaison, Oxford

This weekend, Ali and I enjoyed some well deserved time off and headed to the stunning and historic city of Oxford. We booked ourselves into the incredible Malmaison Hotel right in the heart of Oxford, which…

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Eivissa

Summer for me will always be bitter sweet when I think back to the four summers I spent on The White Isle (someday I’m sure I’ll stop going on about it) I love British Summer…

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DESTINO IBIZA with TIA MARIA

  I had my feet firmly on UK soil for all of about 72 hours before they were off again. Destination – Ibiza…had my 2 am alarm for my flight not been such an abrupt…

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Sunrise

It was important to me that an archive be installed along with my new website design. I wanted both new and old readers to be able to see, read and be a part of  the…

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Swimwear Fashion Week – Gran Canaria 2014

    Last week I was whisked off to Gran Canaria to attend Swimwear Fashion Week with Globally.es. Now I know what you are thinking “What the hell is Swimwear Fashion week?” Don’t worry you…

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FitSteps – ‘Strictly’ Fitness.

   FitSteps ‘Strictly’ Fitness class at Champneys, Tring Any of you following me on Twitter over the weekend would have seen that I was invited down to Champneys Spa Resort in Tring to take part…

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Morning Mist at Champneys, Tring.

Running Jacket – Pure Simple Sport c/o JD Sports    Leggings – Pure Simple Sport c/o JD Sports    Vest – Nike Dry Fit    Shoes – Nike free run +2 Last weekend I was…

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