There are few things that will get me out of bed voluntarily (ie: not for work) before 8am, I’m not afraid to admit that i’m not a morning person. However, an invitation to join multi-brand online boutique, FarFetch, for a yoga class at the top of the The Shard, followed by breakfast at Shangri-La Hotel is the one thing that will. Celebrating the uprising of activewear, or athleisure, in fashion and the acquisition of luxury sportswear brands such as Montreal London, Lucas Hugh and Adidas by Stella McCartney to their list of boutiques, FarFetch joined forces with Yogasphere to give both fitness and fashion bloggers a taste of the high life. Literally. 1,000ft high.
Providing you with luxury at your fingertips, FarFetch hand selects the best fashion boutiques from around the world so buyers can shop from the comfort of their own homes. FarFetch allows it’s customers to shop anywhere from Europe to North America and Asia, giving consumers access to 1,000s of designers from independent labels, to super-brands.
I put this to the test with a super generous voucher received after the event at The Shard. I browsed through endless amounts of temptation from shoes and bags, to clothing and even homeware. It was a tough choice, but eventually I opted for a pretty big treat of this Marc by Marc Jacobs tote bag and relaxing Jasmin candle from Diptyque. Although from different boutiques, and from different countries, both arrived within a week of ordering, beautifully packaged, and with no hassle whatsoever.
Next time you’re after a little luxury but don’t fancy popping into town, or hopping on a plane, check out what FarFetch has to offer!
As part of our healthy morning, us bloggers were treated to a delicious breakfast courtesy of the Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard. Luxurious linens, and even more luxurious loos, made way for a healthy breakfast of egg white omelette with salmon, granola bars, yogurt and fruit. If you’re looking for a meal with a view, in stunning surroundings, with impeccable service, this is the place to be. I did feel a touch out of place in my sportswear, even though we were all in the same boat, next time I’ll be sure to dress up!
Perched at the top of The Shard, I’ve decided that yoga in the clouds is the best way to start the day. You can’t help but be inspired, humbled and excited at the same time as you take in the views during each Sun Salutation. Co-founder of Yogasphere, Leo Lourdes, led us through a gentle but challenging flow class, pausing to take in the surroundings from time to time. In the group were experienced yogis and complete beginners, and he tailored it perfectly for everyone. We were fortunate to have a morning with scattered clouds and intermittent bursts of sunshine, meaning that the view stretched for miles around. I could gush about this all day, but I’ll just leave you with some of my favourite photos.
Thanks to FarFetch, Yogasphere and Shangri-La Hotel for a wonderful morning floating above London. I spent the rest of the day feeling so grateful for the opportunities given to me as a blogger and a little bit more in love with London than usual.
I received the yoga class, breakfast and gift voucher all courtesy of FarFetch in return for this post. All words my own, please see Disclaimer for more information.