Sunday, 13 April 2014

Summer UGGs: Win a Family Getaway

I can safely say I love my UGG boots. 
They are comfortable, easy to wear 
and have kept me warm through the cold London winter. 

They're part of my winter mummy uniform. 

And having just seen UGG's Summer 2014 shoes, 
I can safely say they will be part of my summer mummy uniform too.

A Mum in London

UGG summer collection for women 
is all about stripes & nautical chic. 

From comfy flats with lovely details
to super 'Monaco-chic' wedges, 
I would have never imagined that UGG 
can pull off so pretty summer shoes.

A Mum in London

The UGG children range is the epitome of cute 
{and the prices are lovely too}.   

You can choose from flip flops with soft lining, 
embroidered ballerinas for little girls 
and classic boat shoes made from soft leather for boys. 

Now, the fun bit: 
UGG gives you the chance to win 
a two night stay for a family of four  
at a 5star hotel {it looks seriously perfect}. 


Simply go to an UGG store, 
take a picture in front of the beach board, 
and submit it via Twitter or Instagram 
with the hashtag #UGGKids to @UGGUK. 


Plus, kids get to take a lollipop 
and an activity fun book! 

Ladies: Ballerinas £50, Wedges £120, Bag £175
Kids: Boat shoes £40, Flip-flops £20, Ballerina £35
Read more about the competition here (terms, conditions & stores).

Disclosure: PR samples.  
Wording & views my own. 

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Expat Bloggers: a Journey

Recently, Internations asked expat bloggers 
a few simple questions about expatriation.

The results were anything but predictable. 

Interestingly, travelling & living the adventure 
is the main reason for moving abroad,  
closely followed by more practical {and romantic} reasons, 
like following a partner/spouse.

Red tape is the biggest hurdle 
expats need to overcome {no surprise here},  
while making new friends is the second biggest challenge. 

The embodiment of culture shock 
may come in the form of local mentality,  
but I was not surprised to see that weather 
can also get you the expat blues. 

When asked what was the most valuable thing 
expat bloggers brought from home, 
a staggering 60% answered their laptop 
{they are bloggers, after all}.

Finally and most surprisingly, 
what's the biggest problem expat face when return home? 
Yes, mentality again, but the other way round. 

Infographic from Internations

Friday, 4 April 2014

Giorgio Armani AW14: a Sneak Preview

When you're a lifestyle blogger in London, 
exciting things happen all the time. 

You may get invited to palaces,
to avant-garde exhibitions & fashion press days.

A Mum in London

You are the first to have a sneak preview 
of all the loveliness to come... the one spotted during Armani's Press Day, 
at their new London headquarters. 

A Mum in London

Grey Meets Lime

Armani's AW14 collection is all about
soft fabrics {flannels, mainly} and relaxed shapes.

The focus is on wintry grey shades,  
highlighted by vibrant lime green pops.

The eveningwear is definitely stealing the show,
with elegant straight lines
and sparkly sequins to glamour up the grey. 

A Mum in London

Armani Junior

The AW2014 Armani collection for children 
is immensely cute. 

I spotted velour dresses with dévoré details, 
elegant A-line coats 
and beautifully made {in Italy} shoes.

Ideal for dressing up the little ones 
on special occasions! 

You can view the SS14 collection at Armani online.
See more photos of the AW14 Armani collection on Pinterest.