Last week I spent a lovely evening in the Petit Bateau store on South Molton Street with a handful of fashion bloggers to celebrate the new Vente Priveevoucher, which is live this week.
We sipped Champagne, devoured nibbled Laduree macarons and looked through the chic new spring/ summer collections for women, kids and babies. The womenswear collection has its fair share of breton stripes, reimagined in a fresh colour palette of forest green, bright yellow, peach, royal blue and the classic navy and white for SS14.
The French brands have teamed up to offer customers the chance to buy a voucher for £25, worth £50 on petit-bateau.co.uk. I'm partial to the odd Vente Privée deal, but this is the first time the private sale site has launched a Rosedeal offer in the UK, so it's a great opportunity to grab a bargain from the current collection. Take advantage of the exclusive offer here and stock up on wardrobe essentials for all the family.
I had to throw away my beloved white Mango wedges in Paris as I wore them to death last year - they were, as expected with white shoes, scuffed to more of a pale grey... But I miss them, so I bought some new leather ALDO ones in the sale so I can repeat the same thing!
A friend is lucky enough to be going to Valencia for a long weekend next month and asked for recommendations - I blogged about some of my favourite restaurants in Valencia and a great trip to the largest aquarium in Europe but I never featured the fabulous hotel we stayed in, which I heartily recommended.
In September 2012, we spent 5 nights at the five star, Condé Nast Traveller Gold List (always a good sign) Westin Hotel, in a beautiful Grand Deluxe room with a private jacuzzi.