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Times of Reflection in the heart of London

London Fashion week has just been and gone in a blur of its usual madness. This season I stayed 5 minutes from the BFC and 10 minutes from Freemasons. Yes utter perfection. I always say when I’m asked for Fashion week hacks, make sure to carry flats as you’ll need them. But thankfully our apartment was so central I walked in heels everywhere, yea living the Fashion dream darlings. So this season we stayed in an apartment rather than a hotel, for various reasons but mainly the home from home feel. When it comes to Fashion Week and being a Fashion commentator/blogger and presenter its all about the outfit posts and I promise you I never have less than 3-4 suitcases for my short stay so imagine the space I need. The apartment was just perfect, when I saw the cupboard space and my own dressing table I just melted with excitement. The lounge was gloriously bright and the full length windows meant spent my mornings people watching from the full length windows and starting each glorious day feeling inspired. So location wise we stayed just off Chancery Lane, 5 minutes from Holborn and the heart of Bloomsbury. The area is buzzing but the apartment feels like an abyss of calm away from the madness. Everything is close and we had coffee shops downstairs so we could  just wake up and grab breakfast if we wanted to.

Times of Reflection in the heart of London

The apartment and location is also perfect for picture opportunities and most importantly ladies, theres a gorgeous bath. So at the end of a long day you can have a lovely soak to destress. When we arrived there was a complimentary arrival pack with literally all the essentials you would usually have to pop out for but didn’t need to. Oh its so nice just to have a modern kitchen and be able to prepare healthy meals while away from home.

Times of Reflection in the heart of London

Our serviced apartment, a “Merino Hospitality” apartment was set just off Chancery Lane and it was the best decision ever booking an apartment . It is ideal for the creative Fashionista set as it is just a 5 minute walk from The Strand, yet in such a peaceful location I actually woke completely energised in the mornings. It felt like we were home from home. The hubby was with me this season but if I had been alone I would’ve also felt incredibly safe because the apartments are so secure with a key fob entry and video monitor.

Times of Reflection in the heart of London

On sunday we had a bit of an easier day so we got up early and loved exploring the local surroundings, grabbing brunch down the road and lunch at an Italian in Bloomsbury. The furnishings are stylish, modern and fresh theres everything you need to feel relaxed and at home; wifi is of course essential along with Netflix and a Sonos in the lounge and bedroom for our tunes. We slept like babies in our Super-king size handmade bed and I can’t deny I loved my ‘me time’ baths  with their comp Aromatherapy Associates toiletries.

Times of Reflection in the heart of London

Images all shot by the hubby @haydnisted.” Follow me on social @naomikisted

Times of Reflection in the heart of London

Thanks Merino Hospitality you made my Fashion Week and I can’t wait to visit again next season. For more info checkout: https://www.merinohospitality.com/property-listings/times-of-reflection/

Times of Reflection in the heart of London

 

Times of Reflection in the heart of London

Naomi Isted
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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