Monday, 30 January 2012

TK Maxx and anna and the ring have a competition for you!

Good morning lovelies.

I have a lovely little competition for you on this fine morn.

The lovely people of TK Maxx have just opened a great little wedding boutique. Even more excitingly they have offered me (and thus you!) the chance to win a £100 gift voucher. Huzzah!

I'm not going to lie. TK Maxx has been my shopping destination on more than one occasion. Indeed the Bean bought the ties for our delicious gentlemen ushers from the Charing Cross Road branch - he recommends it muchly! Yes my husband is always one for actual fashion at 60% off!

Just a quick browse of the wedding dress boutique has made me a little excited for the eventual winner of this prize. Little bit jealous I can't keep the gift card to myself!

From size 4 - 18 there will be something for nearly everyone.

Hello pretty dresses. 

I rather love this one shouldered number for £59.99

Or how about this Claire Pettibone-esque slinky number for £39.99. I'm almost tempted to buy myself one of these myself. The delicious colour and imagine how sexy you would feel with a delicious befeathered cape, dripping in diamonds. Perfection.
 Or perhaps you are set with your dress and are looking for something for your best ladies. So how about looking in the bridesmaid's section.

From the rather formal and traditional deep blue dress which looks perfect for a fabulous evening for just £39.99.

Or how about this exquisite Alberta Ferretti (actual Alberta Ferretti). Just how awesomely chic would your best lady look in number. Perfect for a summer city wedding or perhaps dressed up with crazy opaque tights. I'm thinking fuchsia - obviously. Hello lover!

Don't forget to check out the wedding shoe section and the extra special Mother of the Bride section. There is actual Lanvin gracing those pages. Seriously who knew some of the prettiest dresses came to TK Maxx!

So what do you need to do?

Well barely anything!

Just leave me a comment here and say you would like to win. (Yes that simple!)

If however you would like to increase your odds you can perhaps tweet the competition - "yes I would like to win the @TKMaxx_UK competition on @annaandthering. Whoop!"

Or perhaps like my facebook page here and leave a comment.

Or if you are feeling particularly verbose you can write me an email! The email as ever is annaandtheringlondon {at}

Each extra way of entering will earn you another entry to the draw. Double Whoop!

The requisite T&Cs!
1. The winner must be happy for their name and address to be given to TKMaxx for the distribution of the prize.
2. You must be happy for me to publicly announce you as the winner.
3. If you have not emailed me 2 weeks after the announcement of the competition I will redraw and the prize will be offered to someone else (and so on until the prize is claimed).
4. The prize is not transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash.
5. The judges decision (ie. my decision) is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
6. The competition will run from right now until Sunday 5th February at midnight (GMT).
7. Please note apart from the winner your names will not be passed onto a third party.
8. Prize can only be redeemed in the UK.

GOOD LUCK my pretties. Remember the gift card can be used in-store or online on any item so everyone can benefit from this little competition!

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

30 rocks? Come have some fun with me.

And so I have moved! Wunderbar.

Huzzah - those that know me very well will know how much a relief this is. For those that don't (yet!) I can't begin to explain how I feel. Even being surrounded by boxes and chaos I am already the happiest I've been for a while. Anna is going all the way to the top! (Perhaps!)

And so here is my little present for you. I am turning 30 very soon and I will soon be (finally) revealing my new blog. Double huzzah.

So would you like to join me for an unstuffy and unpretentious evening of giggles with a side of deep conversation, perhaps a little dancing and perhaps a few more drinks, followed swiftly by some debauchery? I would love to see you and reveal what I've been wittering on about for the past few months!

Thank you Golden Apple Designs for your awesomeness!


Are you in?

Everyone is invited, all you need to do is bring me a fabulous present and you're in.

Ha - not really - although I certainly would not be so rude as to turn down a prettily wrapped trinket!

 So whether you be a bride, groom, old married (like me), newlywed, blogger, supplier, random onlooker or general blurker. I want to build a community and without you, it's just me! 

Here are the delicious details!

Date ~ 11th February
Venue ~ The (new) London Cocktail Club on Shaftsbury Avenue
Their cocktails are lethally delicious. I think those who came to the Ring Bash will agree!
Time ~ 6pm 'til late 
Dress ~ Dress for hugs
RSVP to annaandtheringlondon{at} please.

So what are you waiting for? Don't be shy - I'm crazy nice and want to say hello.

Come, come, come and let's be awesome together!

Thank you wonderful Leah of Golden Apple Designs for my sweet invite. I love her work! So when I said something ribbony and got this back (with chevrons!) I was one happy lady! Oh yes 30 - I'm coming to get you!

Saturday, 21 January 2012

anna and Martha Stewart Weddings!

Just a quick note because despite having no internet I cannot stop thinking about the fun I had last week before all this week turned into mayhem! Please darling Bean, let your mobile hotspot work!

Last Friday I had the privilege of being invited by Niermerko weddings to the Dorchester to meet the wonderful Darcy Miller of the Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine! Excited does not cover it!

I wish I had actual internet so I could flood these pages with the amazing photographs from the afternoon of heaven. Alas I am moving house tomorrow and the router is nowhere to be found! So please follow this link to Martha Stewart Weddings to see for yourself!

Meeting Darcy Miller which was just sublime - she really knows weddings. There are no words to describe her. (Although if I could find them they would all be good!)

My personal highlight? Too many. Finally meeting people I have longed to meet for so long. The incredible talent in the Pavillion in the penthouse was palpable. Literally. These people ooze style and creativity. It was so inspiring to be talking to such stalwarts of the wedding industry. The most special dress designers - David Fielden (a fascinating chap to speak with after I stopped being quite so start struck!) and Ritva Westenius with the indefatigable Chenca - to name but two. I could go on but that would just make you insanely jealous and you may never want to speak to me again!

From epic photographers to calligraphers. I was in creative heaven discussing beautiful weddings but perhaps more importantly finding out that these amazing suppliers want to be part of the discourse of weddings. They are more than just creatives - they are in love with their brides and actually care. It was eye opening. The big names do care. Refreshing to hear that, no?

I cannot wait to show you some of the things we discussed - soon my pretties, soon. Let me get a new home and internet and I will be there!

Oh and to see the lovely blogging set - they make me smile muchly - who have a few more words to say too!

I can only hope there are a few more events like this in my future. Thank you so much for inviting me Mark. You certainly know how to throw a delicious afternoon tea with that little extra sparkle!


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