Friday, 26 April 2013

Firmoo giveaway

Hello guys! Sorry for the reeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaallllllllyyyyyyyyyyy long break, dissertation work has caught up with me! For now its just a quick post, and proper 'long' ones shall resume next week (when I'm freee of uni!)
 I wanted to share this amazing giveaway that Firmoo are running for the next 23 days; they're giving out out FREE glasses 
Are you bored with your overused & old style glasses? Now is the time for you to replace those tired, outdated glasses that you may have had for so long and trade them in for glasses that are up-to-date, fashionable and perfect for you! Or even get some sunglasses with this sunny weather we're having! I got some firmoo glasses last year and love them, they are fashionable yet a reasonable price. They are offering FREE glasses (Frames + Lenses + Shipping = $0!) as well as discount coupons, so that any one of you can take an advantage of them! Don't miss out Firmoo free offer!


Also, if you are a first time customer at Firmoo, you can also get your first pair for free . Only pay a minimum $6.95 shipping fee.
But for those who missed the free pair, you still don't have to be discouraged because they have another limited time offer which will save you 20% off on frames + total shipping fee
Sounds great!! Go enter now, and good luck at http://www.firmoo.com/z/crazy-giveaway.html

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Instaspam

Hi guys, did you all have a good Easter? Did those who celebrate it do anything? Or did you consume ridiculous amounts of chocolate like I did?
From the top L-R:  Teeeny tiny Easter Bunny, my attempt at Creme egg brownies, the Easter Bunny (are you seeing a theme here??), the snow before Easter,  pretty new knuckle rings from Bohemian Collective, Er, spent a bit too much money online shopping!!, Fredbear in the sun (finally!) and yummy burger at The Diner in Soho.

I thought I'd make this a monthly instagram round up thingy. Didn't want to bore you all too much with a weekly one, as my life is really not that exciting!
You can follow me on instagram @daniellar23  where I normally post photos of food, love me some foodporn :s

Friday, 5 April 2013

Travel Destinations: Rome

I’ve been lucky enough to go to Rome three times, and I love it: the constant buzz of the city- especially in the summer; the mix of old and the new; the mopeds driving around the Colossuem; pizza; pasta… Parmagiano!!
There are 2 airports, Fiumicino and Ciampino, the latter is closer to the city. From there the main way of getting to the city is buses. Or if you decide to go via train, Termini is the main train station, located to the South East of the city, North of the Tiber. The language spoken is, of course, Italian and the currency is the Euro.
 The Colosseum is a must,the last time I was there it was around €15 for this and entry to the Forum. Its best to have a decent camera and go on a sunny day if possible. The buildings look beautiful in the sun and I find I could picture the fights and audiences clearer… I guess I've probably seen Gladiator too many times!
 The Forum, located between the Palatine Hill and the Capitoline Hill (there were seven ‘hills’ of Rome), used to be the centre of Roman life. And they have recently unearthed part of what was believed to be Emperor Augustus’ Villa, which had really old interesting paintwork that they'd recently uncovered.
One of my favourite places in Rome is the Trevi fountain (above). I think the sculptures are beautiful and love the atmosphere around, and the cute little shops- it also has an amazing Gelateria (to the left when you're looking at the fountain) which I go to every time! The 'legend' says that if you throw a coin in the fountain with your right hand and your back turned to it, that it will ensure a return to Rome.
Other 'must visit' places are Piazza Navonna, where there are artists selling their pictures, entertainers, cafes and restaurants all around (although if you eat in the square you're going to pay more).
For all the shoppers out there you can’t go wrong with all the designers near the ‘Spanish Steps’, so called triangular ‘square’, is named after the Embassy to the Holy See...

And lastly there is of course, The Vatican, a huge city or even county in it’s own right, in the heart of Rome (well, North West) and home to the famous St Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, numerous paintings, sculptures and even an Egyptian section with a mummy. Its best to leave a whole day for this, as whatever time of the year, it tends to be full of tourists. There is a dress code, no short sleeves, shorts etc. Best to check before you go.
A map was my best friend! Never eat near squares, the Colosseum, or major churches, Pantheon etc if you can help it as prices will normally double. Be prepared to haggle, and watch out for the odd pickpocket! But this really is a lovely city!

Thanks for reading, have any of you been to Rome? Or are planning on going?

Also I had a little play around with the blog design, what do you think? yay or nay?

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Get ready for summer with Firmoo sunglasses

What with spring being here and all that goes with it: chirping birds, blooming flowers and misty mornings. It means that summer is around the corner! What can be a better way to spend it than laying in the sun and embracing the summer heat! But are your sunglasses ready for it? I always find sunglasses help complete an outfit, especially for summer, do you?