Daybreak hotel stay in London!

Let’s talk taking a daybreak at a daybreak hotel.

So, it’s 2018 and let’s be honest, time isn’t slowing down and neither are we. Everything and everyone just seems to be getting more and more busy. This may just be called getting older. Either way, I find myself constantly having a to do list the length of me!

Being a blogger is an amazing job, but I have to say sometimes it can be pretty hectic. A day in London can include meetings, shooting several outfits and attending press days and events, all travelling all over London to do so. I can tell you I both love and hate my mini suitcase, great as it really is a lot easier than carrying a heavy bag but also the bane of my life dragging up and down the tube stairs and getting disapproving looks from people as I squeeze it onto the already full train.

And then it came to me…. why not organise a stay at a Daybreak hotel? It’s quite literally what it says on the tin, a day stay!

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Basically a home away from home, a base for the day shall we say. Oh has it changed my life! It was amazing to be able to check in, in the morning, and do my makeup and get sorted in London so I looked and felt more fresh rather than doing it early before I’d done the busy commute.

So the other day I stayed at Novotel London Canary Wharf and it is such a beautiful hotel! I genuinely felt like I was on holiday for some reason, it just had a proper holiday vibe I really didn’t feel like I was in England.

As well as having a busy day I also wanted to have a fun day and make use of the daybreak stay in both a business and leisure way, so I organised one of the things London is known best for – a rooftop lunch. If you ever in London I would highly recommend you check out one as the views are just stunning.

I had lunch at the restaurant on the roof of the Novotel and was blown away with how beautiful it was.

 

 

After then having a couple of meetings it was amazing to come back to my room and freshen up and change outfits before heading out to shoot a few looks around Canary Wharf. I made sure to grab a coffee and then head down to the water, it is so pretty and clean around Canary Wharf – a must to visit!

 

 

After shooting I headed back to the room and literally just relaxed for an hour! Went down to the pool and just chilled.

 

To finish off an amazing day, and just be a typical British in London I went out for one of my favourite things to do – afternoon tea!

There are so many amazing places to go to for this, but I went to my favourite which is Sketch London as it is so pretty in there and the food is insane.

 

All in all it was an amazing day and made my hectic work life in London that bit better, especially as I got to make it a fun day out combined with doing a few work bits. Even living in London all this time I still feel like a tourist when I explore and I just love to do typically British things!

I will definitely be using DayBreak hotels

 a lot more!

 

Be sure to check them out > here  

They’re not just limited to London you can book in lots of other big cities in England as well as other countries too 🙂

LONDON FASHION WEEK X IQOS AT THE ROSEWOOD HOTEL

London Fashion Week: My stay at the Rosewood hotel in collaboration with IQOS

So usually I would be absolutely dreading the stress of fashion week, the trawling around London and the early and late commute home – but this LFW I absolutely did it the way you should thanks to IQOS  (heated tobacco technology)

IQOS provided me the most beautiful room at the Rosewood Hotel (I had literally wanted to stay here for years since I first visited it!) during London Fashion Week which was walking distance to all the shows so perfect location and just the best place ever!

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The Rosewood is literally the grandest most beautiful hotel, even if you go to the gorgeous bar just for a drink I really recommend visiting it, you would not be disappointed.

My room was insane and the marble bathroom was to die for (blogger heaven!)

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The rooms were IQOS friendly. If you guys smoke but don’t know about IQOS then you’ll be glad you’ve read this post.

It uses heat technology rather than burning tobacco, which gives you the true taste of tobacco with no smoke, no ash and a lot less smell. One of the things that I hated about normal smoking was the smell that can get left on you, whereas with IQOS your hair or clothes don’t smell of smoke at all afterwards! So I was fashion week ready! The device is super sleek and comes in a variety of colours.

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Shop IQOS here

See what I wore on the first day of fashion week below:

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Be sure to check out IQOS for a way better alternative to normal cigarettes > here 

Thanks to IQOS + The Rosewood Hotel for a fantastic fashion week experience!

Summer Style with Pretty Little Thing

Summer Style with Pretty Little Thing

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Shop Rose co-ord set: here and here

I recently went to Greece, which in case you don’t know is technically like a home to me as I am half Greek (my dad’s side)

My parents have a villa in a beautiful place called Porto Heli, so I always try and go and have a relaxing holiday there at least once a year!

This time when I went I shot a summer style lookbook with one of my favourite brands, Pretty Little Thing.  These are some of my favourite summer pieces I have selected from PLT. These pieces are perfect to wear on holiday, and some of them are a little bit festival-esque too! I hope you like my lookbook 🙂
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How cute is this cactus sarong I actually can’t deal!! I also fell in love with this shell cup, makes me feel like a mermaid!

Shop the cactus sarong: here

sun sand slay sunhat stylish

Sun, Sand, Slay! What more could you want from a chic sunhat?

Shop: here

black bandage bikini black bandage lace up bikini bikini accessories style ibiza accessories style

Not joking this is my favourite bikini EVER! I just find the fit perfect, and I love that rather than showing a bit of cleavage it shows underboob instead, which seems to be quite popular at the moment.

Shop the bikini top and bottoms

Unfortunately the silver belt has now sold out. But they have similar stuff: here 

white fur cuffs top

I am a big lover of anything fluffy, so trust me even in a summer lookbook to find in a way to work in a top with fur cuff sleeves! I absolutely fell in love with this top as soon as I saw it. The beautiful white lace is so pretty and delicate and the fur cuffs add such a uniqueness to it.

Shop the top: here 

floral summer trousers

How beautiful is that sky behind me?! Honestly I don’t think I’ve ever seen better sunsets then the ones in Greece.

Unfortunately these gorgeous floral print trousers have now sold out, but the top is still available: here

Shop the lace dress: herehttp://bit.ly/2qQtPFH

Ladies Day Epsom Derby

Ladies Day Epsom Derby

I am super excited as I will be attending my first ever Ladies Day at Epsom Derby on Friday 2nd June.

It has been one of those events that I have always wanted to attend but have just never got round to going to – well now I am!

Every year on the first Friday of June, people gather at the Epsom Downs racecourse for a day of exciting horse racing, music, glamour and fashion!

I have already sorted my dress out, I will be wearing a beautiful nude (of course) dress by the fabulous Chi Chi London. They are the perfect brand I go to when I have a formal event such as this to attend. I would really recommend their dresses if you are ever attending a races day, or perhaps a wedding!

I’ve shown you guys a little sneak peak of my dress below, and will post a full picture of me in the dress on the day.chi chi london  

What I am looking forward to at this Ladies Day is to see all the ladies and gents in their most formal attire! I love that it is tradition for ladies to wear a hat or a fascinator!

I still need to find one to wear myself so if anyone has any suggestions for the perfect fascinator then please do send them my way!

I am going to opt for some simply nude court heels most likely, as these are comfortable yet still elegant and will compliment my dress beautifully.

As I have opted for a nude colour, I most certainly will need a tan.  Luckily I am in Greece from the 21st – 28th May so will hopefully be a nice colour just in time for the Ladies Day 🙂

My hair style will all depend on what hat/fascinator I opt for, but I will most likely do some bouncy waves and leave my hair down as that is when I feel my best.

I have also already prepared my make-up look – I am going to opt for a soft nude colour. My Toofaced sweet peach eyeshadow palette is perfect for this as it has a beautiful array of peachy nude tones and I will wear my trust NYX Cairo lip cream on my lips.

I am honestly so excited! Be sure to follow me on instagram @toularose and snapchat: toula_rose to see pictures from the day of what I get up to!

I believe there is also going to be an after party on the Hyperion lawn that Mark Wright is DJing at.

If you guys fancy heading down for a fabulous day then just head to the website and purchase yourself some tickets!

Click here for tickets

Hope to see you there!

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Blogger Babe Events London

blogger babe events londonSo I am super excited to reveal that I have just launched my very own event company – Blogger Babe Events London

BB Events London specialises in organising spectacular events for Bloggers – cohesively connecting brands and influencers together.

 FASHION|FOOD|LIFESTYLE|TRAVEL

Our events are predominantly London based, however we will be organising several international blogger trips and events.

Why did I start this?

After working in Marketing and Events for a number of years before becoming a blogger, I have experience in both sides of the industry from what it takes to plan and run an excellent event. & of course being a blogger I have plenty of experience in attending events. On average I attend 2/3 events per week so am able to see what works best and what format of events are most successful with fellow bloggers.

Over my time in blogging I have established several relationships with both brands and influencers and therefore have what I need at my fingertips.

With influencers becoming one of the most powerful tools for a brand to reach their consumer, it is a very exciting industry to be in.

What do we do? 

We organise most types of events, from small intimate dinners at a top London restaurant to a full travel campaign abroad.

We have access to some of the top influencers around and can guarantee a huge audience reach for every event we organise.

Every event is tailored specifically to the bloggers and the brands participating. We curate every fine details and each and every event is unique.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Blogger Babes Dinner at STK London

Blogger Babes Afternoon tea at Sketch

To register your interest in attending one of our upcoming blogger events please email toula_rose@hotmail.com

If you are a brand and would like to discuss an event please email toula_rose@hotmail.com to receive our Information Pack

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