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Travel Bucket List

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When I hit my 20s I decided to create a bucket list, and though I’ve managed to tick a few things off over the last few years, my list is still growing.  Quite a few of the things on my list involve travel, and though I’m not yet very well travelled, I’ve been lucky enough to tick a couple of them off fairly recently, albeit the ones that are close to home.  In 2013 My fiancé and I flew to Dublin for a fun-packed mini break, and last year we went to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival – something I’d been wanting to do for years.  However, I’m still saving up to go on my three big bucket list holidays, so I thought I’d share them with you today.

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1. Ontario, Canada

When he was young my dad lived in Ontario in Canada, and his stories of the hot summers and snowy winters of his childhood have had me longing to visit there for years.  I’m a sucker for a beautiful landscape, and from what I hear Ontario has an abundance of them, especially during Autumn, when the rust coloured trees transform the mountainsides into glowing dunes.  I’m a keen photographer and hope one day to hike through Canadian woods, and take a boat trip over Ontario’s lakes, so that I can photograph the natural beauty of the land.

I’d also like to visit Toronto whilst I’m there, as I’m not averse to the bustling city vibe either.  I can just picture myself grabbing some poutine from a little independent café, before wandering the streets and browsing shops full of books and trinkets, before stopping for dinner in Hogtown Vegan, a fab little vegan restaurant that I’ve heard nothing but good things about.

2. Pennsylvania, USA

California, Florida and New York tend to be the American holiday destinations of choice for most people, but I feel more drawn to Pennsylvania.  As well as Ontario, my dad spent some of his childhood in Pennsylvania, so one day I want to take a trip there to see where he grew up.  I’d love to stay for a while, and treat the state more as a home than a holiday spot, blending in rather than doing the tourist thing, so that I can really get a feel for what life is like for the people who live there.  I want to visit all the spots that my dad has told me about, and eat the food he used to eat.  I’d also like to go to some NFL games, as my fiancé is a big NFL fan.  It would be great if we could see his team (Minnesota Vikings) playing my team (Philadelphia Eagles)!

3. Oslo, Norway

Last but certainly not least is my ultimate bucket list travel destination, and that’s Norway.  Or any Scandinavian country for that matter.  Ever since I was a toddler I’ve been fascinated by space, and one thing that’s always intrigued me is the Northern Lights.  Every time I see a photograph of clear night skies lit up with smudges of green, pink, purple and blue, like an oil painting, my heart skips a beat at the sheer, phenomenal beauty of it.  It’s been a dream of mine for a long time to stay in a humble log cabin, in the snow, under the stars, next to a roaring fire, under a blanket with my fiancé, eating toast and watching as the magic of the sky dances above us.  It would be amazing.  Truly amazing.

Visiting Norway would also be a great opportunity to pack in some action, and create lifelong memories with activities like husky sledding, snowmobiling, reindeer spotting, and trekking through vast forests.  Imagine the stunning photographs that I could take!

This post is my entry into Transun‘s #TransunLights Blogger Competition, and the prize is to win a trip for two to see the Northern Lights.  Winning would help me tick a trip off my bucket list, which would be incredible, so I’m keeping everything crossed!

What destinations are on your travel bucket list?

Naomi x

Eclectic Eccentricity Giveaway WINNER

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Hello everyone!

Firstly, I’d like to apologise for not announcing the winner of my Eclectic Eccentricity giveaway sooner.  The giveaway closed last Friday, but I’ve had such a hectic week it just slipped my mind!  However, the time has finally come for me to announce the lucky winner of a You’re On My Wavelength Einstein Necklace, so without further ado, the winner is entry number 25, which belongs to…

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Chrissie Lea

Congratulations Chrissie!  Please email your postal address to bewitcheryblog@gmail.com, and I will post your prize out to you as soon as possible.

As usual, thank you so much to everyone who entered, and thank you to Eclectic Eccentricity for providing the prize.

Check back soon for another giveaway!

Naomi x

Eclectic Eccentricity Giveaway

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After the success of my last giveaway a couple of months ago, I thought it was about time I ran another!  This time, the prize is this quirky You’re On My Wavelength Einstein necklace, from unique British jewellery brand Eclectic Eccentricity.  The necklace features a gold toned geometric frequency wavelength, and a teeny tiny, but very detailed, figure of Einstein, on a gold plated 18″ chain.  It also comes packaged in a cute little gift box, and is worth £16.50.

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To enter, all you have to do is follow the steps in the Rafflecopter form below.  It is mandatory to become an email subscriber or WordPress follower, and to leave a comment on this post, and then you have the option to earn extra entries, via Twitter, Facebook, Bloglovin’, and Instagram.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway will be open for two weeks, and will close at midnight GMT on Thursday 24th July.  The giveaway is open internationally to those aged 18 or over, and all entries will be verified.  A winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter on Friday 25th July and will be contacted via email the same day, so please use a valid email address when subscribing.  The winner will then have 48 hours to claim their prize, and if they don’t another winner will be chosen.

Oh, and you can also check out how I styled the necklace myself by clicking here!

Good luck and thank you for entering!

Naomi x

ASOS Wayfarer Sunglasses Giveaway WINNER

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After two weeks of excitement, my giveaway to win a pair of ASOS Tortoiseshell Wayfarer Sunglasses closed last night, and the time has come for me to announce the lucky winner!  The winning entry was chosen at random via Rafflecopter, and the winner is entry number 645, which belongs to…

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Jane of Is That You Darling!

Congratulations Jane!  This gorgeous pair of sunglasses is all yours.  Please email your postal address to bewitcheryblog@gmail.com and I will post your prize out as soon as possible.

The response to the giveaway was amazing, so I’d like to thank all of you for getting involved!  And of course, thank you to Red Hot Sunglasses for providing the prize.

Please check back soon for another giveaway (or two!)

Naomi x

ASOS Wayfarer Sunglasses GIVEAWAY

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Summer is almost upon us, and what better way to celebrate the sunny weather than with a giveaway?!  I have one pair of brand new ASOS Tortoiseshell Wayfarer Sunglasses to gift to one lucky winner, courtesy of Red Hot Sunglasses, and it’s really easy to enter.  All you have to do is become an email subscriber and leave a comment on this post, and then you have the option to earn extra entries, via Twitter, Facebook, Bloglovin’, and Instagram.  To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below.

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I have a pair of these sunglasses myself, and they’re the perfect combination of functional and fashionable.  They add a touch of retro glamour to any outfit!  The pair pictured above are mine, but you will receive an unused, sealed pair, complete with protective pouch.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway will be open for two weeks, and will close at midnight GMT on Friday 30th May.  The giveaway is open internationally to those aged 18 or over, and all entries will be verified.  A winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter on Saturday 31st May and will be contacted via email the same day, so please use a valid email address when subscribing.  The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize, and if the prize isn’t claimed another winner will be chosen.

Good luck and thanks for entering!

Naomi x

*These ASOS Tortoiseshell Wayfarer Sunglasses were sent to me by Red Hot Sunglasses for use at bewitcheryblog.co.uk.  All opinions expressed are honest and my own.*

JollyChic $100 Fashion Giveaway Winner!

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Hello everyone!

Firstly, allow me to apologise for the delay in announcing the winner of my JollyChic giveaway.  I had a bit of trouble verifying entries through Rafflecopter, BUT the issue has now been fixed and the time has come for me to name the winner!  The winner will receive $100 (with free shipping) to spend on fashion at JollyChic.com, which will be credited to your JollyChic account.  Between you all, you earned over 4,000 entries, so I’d just like to say a huge thank you to everyone who entered for making the giveaway such a success.

So, now the moment you’ve all been waiting for!  The winner of my JollyChic giveaway, as chosen at random via Rafflecopter, is entry number 258, which belongs to…

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Tara Hunter-Reid

Congratulations, Tara!  You are the lucky winner.  Please email me at bewitcheryblog@gmail.com to confirm the email address that you used to register with JollyChic, and I will pass the information on so they can credit your account.

Once again, a big thank you to everyone who entered, and thank you too to JollyChic.com for sponsoring this giveaway.

Please check back soon for another exciting giveaway!

Naomi x

F&F Paper Doll Party Looks – Part 2

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For the second part of my entry into the #FFPaperDollParty styling challenge, I have put together four more looks for the party season.  I’ve had so much fun dressing up my personalised paper doll with the peel off clothes that came with her, so I hope you enjoy seeing the outfits I’ve created for her!

December Birthday Party

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Everyone has that one friend or relative with a December birthday, and I actually think it’s quite nice to get away from everything Christmas-related for one night, so for a December Birthday Party I went for this pretty Rose Print Shift Dress.  It isn’t overly festive and could easily be worn at any time of year, so would make a great wardrobe staple for 2014.

Night In

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Whether you’re lazing around watching TV, having a girly evening with friends or playing board games with the family, a festive night in is an absolute necessity at this time of year.  If you’re not going out you don’t have to dress up, but you can still look good whilst being comfortable by teaming a gorgeous camisole with a pair of cosy leggings.

Night Out

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For a night out this black Tuxedo Playsuit would be perfect.  The classic cut and satin trim are really chic, and teamed with your favourite heels, a cute clutch and some statement jewellery you’d be effortlessly party-ready.  The red version is also really eye-catching if black isn’t your thing.

Bar with Boyfriend

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If you’re heading to a fancy bar with your boyfriend for a few drinks, these Leather-Look Trousers and Sequin Sleeve Jacket are classy and smart, but also have a bit of an edge, especially with just a pretty basque underneath!  The Sequin Sleeve Jacket is easily my favourite piece from F&F’s partywear collection – it’s stunning, and so versatile.

Which look is your favourite?

Naomi x

JollyChic $100 Fashion Giveaway

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As a little treat over Christmas and New Year, I have teamed up with online fashion retailer JollyChic to bring you another exciting giveaway. The giveaway is open internationally so anyone can enter, and the prize is a massive $100 to spend on anything you like at JollyChic.com.  Free delivery to anywhere in the world will be included too, so you don’t have to worry about high shipping costs! JollyChic stock a wide range of women’s clothing, shoes, bags and accessories, so what better way to start 2014 than with a brand new wardrobe?

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There are two mandatory things you must do to enter… Firstly, you must subscribe to Bewitchery via email using the ‘Follow Me’ box in the side bar of my blog. Then, you must create an account on the JollyChic website. If you’re the lucky winner your $100 prize will be credited to this account, so please enter valid details when registering.

To enter, please complete the above steps and use the Rafflecopter form below to submit your entries. You can then earn extra entries if you wish!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway will run for 3 weeks and will end at midnight on January 12th 2014. The winner will then be chosen at random via Rafflecopter, and contacted via email once their entry has been verified. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen.  Please note that the prize cannot be turned into cash.

Good luck!

Naomi x

Ted Baker iPad Case Giveaway Winner!

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My week-long giveaway to win a Ted Baker iPad Case closed at midnight last night, and as promised I will now announce the winner!  The winner was chosen at random via Rafflecopter, and the winning entry is Number 119, which belongs to…

Ted Baker iPad CaseEmma from A Touch of Sparkle!

 

Congratulations Emma :)  Please email your postal address to bewitcheryblog@gmail.com, and I will pass it onto Cruise Fashion who will send out your prize as soon as possible.

Thanks very much to everyone who entered – please check back later this weekend for a brand new international giveaway, with a $100 prize!

Also, thank you very much to Cruise Fashion for sponsoring this giveaway in celebration of the opening of their new Leicester store.  The store is located in the beautiful 19th Century building on the corner of Church Gate (opposite the clock tower), so stop by if you get the chance!

Naomi x

F&F Paper Doll Party Style Challenge

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Earlier this week I received a lovely little surprise in the post from F&F at Tesco. I had no idea what the parcel was going to be, and when I opened it I found this prettily wrapped box, containing another, smaller box with a little clue on the front – the hashtag #FFPaperDollParty. Once I opened the second box, all was revealed through a note explaining what the parcel was about…

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F&F are running a styling competition for fashion bloggers, and each blogger has received a personalised paper doll with a selection of key pieces from the F&F Christmas Collection to style their doll with. Bloggers must then share their Paper Doll style using the #FFPaperDollParty hashtag, to be in with a chance of winning an all-expenses paid Luxury F&F Experience. How exciting is that?!

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The box also contained yet another box, which had four beautifully iced fashion-inspired biscuits inside. These were from London company Biscuiteers, and they’re just lovely!

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I really can’t wait to start styling my paper doll, so keep an eye out on blog and Twitter for the different looks that I create!

Naomi x

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