Office Blog Posts in the ‘Blog Yourself a Summer Holiday’ Category

Win a Summer Holiday – Miami by Camille

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Blog Yourself a Summer Holiday with Office and Look

Well it’s high time we had a bit of a catch up on how our Summer Holiday Competition winner got on in Miami. So here goes, sit tight and allow the wonderfully charismatic Camille to transport you to a sunnier climate with her candid tales;
Surfing. Fantastically good fun, in the sea as on the net. Both ways, if you let yourself go completely, ride the wave with absolute freedom, you never know where you might end up. Tossed and buffeted every which way but loose… I love it, you never know where you might end up. Well, in my case, the wave took me to Miami. Woosh…There I am, my fingers expertly weaving me round the web, and next thing I know I am the winner of the most fabulous summer competition courtesy of Office, Look Magazine and Virgin Holidays.

Miami by Camille

Miami by Camille - Office Conga Sandals

Now I may as well tell you know, when it comes to travelling I am usually cursed. What am I saying, I AM cursed. This is no laughing matter. Family members generally refuse to travel on the same day/plane/train as me for fear of what may lie ahead. You name it, I’ve been through it. Unable to travel home for Christmas (Eurostar blocked in tunnel), stranded in JFK over new year’s eve (blizzard), stuck in Seville two days prior to finals (Volcano ashes – remember Eyjafjallajokull?)… Not this time though. I guess the cherry on the cake of this gorgeous prize was that there was not a single hitch. Not one (unless you count my being distraught at not having Will Smith as a welcome committee, melodiously rapping WELCOME TO MIAMI as I stepped off the plane). And when our driver dropped us off at the Mondrian, the coolest urban chic hotel I have ever had the pleasure of staying at, I knew the boy and I would be having the time of our lives!

Miami by Camille - Wearing Kick Ass Court

The hotel was in fact so cool that we were tempted to spend all six days lounging by the pool, sipping cocktails and soaking up the (very hot) sun. Set in a stunning all black and white minimalistic décor, and located in South Beach, the Mondrian fulfilled all the clichés of what life in Miami is all about: flashy, fun and fabulous. Highlight of the week? The in-house all-day pool party complete with thumping house beats and magic mojitos.

Miami by Camille - Wearing Namesake Ankle Boots
Miami by Camille - Wearing NightHawk Ankle Boots

I could go on about the hotel and it’s daylight nightlife, but let’s move on to the main event: food. When in Rome etc.. Why bother even making the 8 hour trip if one does not plan to indulge in a giant burger or two. Not to mention oversized pancakes with maple syrup, frothy milkshakes, waffles and whipped cream, french fries and nachos. Although I’m very much a ‘full English’ kinda girl, South Beach’s 11th Street Diner’s authentic fare floored me (in a good way) and set me out to sashay out into the city in my new biker boots. And while I was embracing all things US of A, I also dug out the hot-pants. Potentially the shortest piece of sartorialism I own, and perfect for the job at hand. Giving off a casual-meets-urban cool Florida vibe that is, not eating as much as possible. Being open 24/7 meant that we did make regular pit stops to the Art Déco dining car; we did not however confine our culinary exploration to all-American fast-food. Indeed, another great find was Sushi Samba, a restaurant offering a unique blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine and design. If you ever get a chance, you could also check out the News Café, a charming sidewalk coffee shop with complimentary newspapers and books available to browse while tucking-into your salmon bagel with cream cheese.

Miami by Camille

And at night? Pulsating house beats, intoxicating beverages, suggestive visuals… Miami’s latest super-club? Not quite. More like a pub crawl for art lovers. Once a month, dozens of Wynwood’s art galleries open their doors to the public for a festive ‘night walk’. If like us you are lucky enough to find yourselves in the city during one of these happenings I highly recommend you don’t give this one a miss. Street DJs keep the party going all night, and there is almost more colour-popping eye-candy on the exterior walls of the showrooms than there is on their (more conventional) interior ones. Fresh to death graffiti. My absolute fav … Ghetto, moi?

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Win a Summer Holiday Competition Finalists

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Summer holidays competition finalists

The heat is on! We have selected four finalists for our Summer Holiday competition with Look Magazine and Virgin Holidays. These lovely ladies are going head to head for the chance to win a luxury trip to Miami this summer. Their unique style and quirky approach stole our hearts although it is you who gets the casting vote. We think all four girls are worthy of winning the trip to Miami but only one finalist can come out on top. This is where YOU come in…the final winner is 100% up to you as you need to vote for your favourite finalist on the Office Facebook poll. The entrant with the most votes will be Miami bound. Let us introduce you to our final four;

Blog yourself a Summer Holiday finalists - Fiona
Blog yourself a Summer Holiday finalists - Aisling
Blog yourself a Summer Holiday finalists - Camille
Blog yourself a Summer Holiday finalists - Camille

Who do you think is deserving of a holiday in Miami? Vote for your favourite entrant on our Facebook page. The poll closes at 12pm Monday 4th June so make your vote count.

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Lois Waller’s fave picks – Win A Summer Holiday to Miami

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Blog Yourself a Summer Holiday with Office and Look

This week Lois Waller of Bunni Punch picks her favourite entries for our summer holiday competition with Look Magazine and Virgin Holidays. These lovely ladies prove how simple it is to enter with their amazing holiday style. Take a look at Lois’s top entries from last week and see exactly how they caught her creative eye.

Blog yourself a Summer Holiday - Lois Waller's faves

Wendy H Gilmour: “Metallics inspire a Miami instant”
Lois Waller
“Love this chic Mediterranean style with a hint of relaxed surfer chick”

Zianne Codner: “Rock chick with an injection of glamour”
Lois Waller
: “A skater dress paired with Jeffrey Campbell’s are a way to get noticed whether it’s day or night”

Jodie Wheatley:
“My idea of a perfect summer is me my bestie, designer shades, roof down en route to Brighton beach!”

Lois Waller: “Modelling tropical prints with a hit of relaxed denim”

Thanks for all of your amazing entries last week guys. It was pretty tough for Lois to narrow her favourites down. For your chance to win a summer holiday to Miami and possibly feature on our blog like these lovely ladies enter today!

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Our Fave Miami Holiday Hopefuls

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Blog Yourself a Summer Holiday with Office and Look

Blog yourself a Summer Holiday - Look's faves

We have gone through last weeks entries from our ‘Win a Trip to Miami’ competition with Look Magazine and have selected our favourites for all to see. It couldn’t be easier to enter. Simply send in a picture of your fave holiday outfit or tell us what your dream holiday destination is and why or do both to make you really stand out!

Camille Charriere:
“Dream holiday? LA, featuring my California girl look: tropical hotpants/suede booties/candy jacket.”
Camille’s printed hotpants are the things dreams are made of…not to mention those amazing pins that seem to go on for miles! Although her dream holiday destination is LA we think this outfit would go down a storm in Miami too.

Lynn Williams:
“SUN SUN SUN!!!  Ballerina flats or wedges, floaty skirt or maxidress – MIAMI BABY!”
Lynn Williams caught our eye with her amazing enthusiasm. After all the rain we have been having it’s no wonder she is craving a little bit of sun!

Rebecca Gosling:
“My summer look is bright colours. Fave hol is Devon. I’ve never been abroad, and would love too.”
Rebecca’s holiday style made us sit up and pay attention. Her cute ‘geek chic’ approach looks effortlessly beautiful. It’s hard to believe that she’s never been abroad with this look. Great style Rebecca.

Amazing entries last week guys. Keep them coming this week for your chance to win a summer holiday for you and a friend to Miami. We can’t wait to see what you lot have in store for us this week.

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Blogging Competition – Look’s favourite entries

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Blog Yourself a Summer Holiday with Office and Look

Blog yourself a Summer Holiday - Look's faves

Here are this week favourite entrants picked by Look Magazine to our win a Summer holiday competition. Look Magazine have added a few comments on why these entrants stood out from the crowd which should be helpful for all of you that have not yet entered!
LJ cross:
“Something tells us sales of Weetabix would soar if they used LJ as their poster girl!  We want in on whatever she’s using to make her look that fresh faced! Loving her country girl goes glam styling.”

“Fiona has nailed tran-seasonal dressing! Her yellow lace shirt (very Louis Vuitton) and wedges add a summery vibe to her super flattering indigo jeans. And how’s that bike for the ultimate accessory? We want one!”

“Charlotte’s super summery outfit instantly took my mind off April showers! Her playsuit is so flattering, and her vintage jewels offset the look perfectly. Festival season, here we come!”

Enter now for your chance to win a summer holiday to Miami!

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Top Tips On Blogging – Lois Waller aka Bunipunch

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Blog Yourself a Summer Holiday with Office and Look

Have you toyed with the idea of entering our Blog Yourself a Summer Holiday competition with Look Magazine and Virgin Holidays yet but don’t know where to start? Well toy no longer as we ask Lois Waller the creator of Bunnipunch fashion and beauty blog exactly what makes her blog tick. Lois’s pointers should definitely help cure that writers block and get you writing the perfect posts.

Lois Walker aka Bunnipunch

Here are her top tips;
‘If you are considering starting your own blog or just need some advice,
here are some of my tips to help you along the way;

– Be Original: A unique and fresh approach will help catch the eye so be yourself and show what you’re made of.
– Use Your Creativity:
Think outside the box with your blog posts and be as creative as possible.
– Take Inspiration From Where You’ve Been:
Even if it is just a trip to the shops, give your unique take on the style and surroundings of the area. If you find it interesting then I’m sure your readers will too.’

Lois’s handy hints and tips will definitely help to get your blog noticed. Go on, don’t be shy, show us what you’ve got for your chance to Blog Yourself a Summer Holiday to Miami.

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Bunnipunch was originally started as a way of promoting brands I love and sharing Fashion and Beauty info across the internet. After nearly three years of blogging, I have attended London and Paris Fashion week to report on shows for various Magazines and sites, attend Movie previews to review and now run my own PR Company, Carrot top pr

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Blog Yourself a Summer Holiday – Competition Launch

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Blog Yourself a Summer Holiday with Office and Look

WIN! A VIP trip to Miami & write your holiday blog diary for Look magazine!  Show off your holiday style by entering our Blog Yourself a Summer Holiday Comp with Look magazine and Virgin Holidays.

Not only will one lucky winner and a friend get a five night stay in Miami at a luxury resort including return flights and transfers courtesy of Virgin Holidays, they’ll also get to write a holiday blog to be featured on and

With a complimentary shopping spree at OFFICE and £500 spending money up for grabs too, if you like to travel and party in style then this is the competition for you!

Finalists will be announced at the end of May and an online vote will commence to find the winner with the most unique blogging style, fashion sense and largest amount of followers!

Are you the next superstar blogger?  To enter visit our competition page here simply upload a photo showcasing your summer look and write a mini blog about your style and favourite holiday destination.

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Blog Yourself a Summer Holiday Competition – COMING SOON

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Blog Yourself a Summer Holiday with Office and Look

Are you an avid blogger? Would you like a summer holiday to Miami? Full details are coming soon on how you bag this prize so keep a look out for our new Blog Yourself a Summer Holiday competition in collaboration with Look Magazine!

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