Andreea Panciuc is the creative mind behind the fashion & lifestyle blog, Launeden - launched in 2012 as 'Dreaming of Chanel' and re-branded in 2017. The reputation and the success of Launeden has been built on press, industry recommendations and collaborations which have resulted in International recognition. For collaborations or to request a media pack, send us an email at contact@launeden.com
Christmas came early thanks to Amazon

Christmas came early thanks to Amazon

Parenting  |  Ashford

We spend weeks, if not months, carefully thinking about and buying what will be the perfect, most exciting, age-appropriate and intellectually stimulating toys for our children.
With Christmas just under one month away, it’s a good time to start your shopping ready for the big day. But sometimes coming up with a great gift idea for your little ones can be a little overwhelming, particularly with so much choice.

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Christmas came early thanks to Amazon

Parenting  |  Ashford

We spend weeks, if not months, carefully thinking about and buying what will be the perfect, most exciting, age-appropriate and intellectually stimulating toys for our children.
With Christmas just under one month away, it’s a good time to start your shopping ready for the big day. But sometimes coming up with a great gift idea for your little ones can be a little overwhelming, particularly with so much choice.

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Best 10 check pieces I’ve found on the high street

Best 10 check pieces I’ve found on the high street

Fashion  |  Ashford

It doesn’t take a genius to see the overwhelming amount of check pieces currently parading over on Instagram. From coats to dresses (and just about everything in-between), I’ve found the best 10 check pieces on the high street, with prices starting at £29.99.
This timeless print is versatile and easily styled with almost every piece in your wardrobe. I love the look of a cocooned check coat, like this one from Marks & Spencer, with a fit and flare skirt and knee boots.

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Best 10 check pieces I’ve found on the high street

Fashion  |  Ashford

It doesn’t take a genius to see the overwhelming amount of check pieces currently parading over on Instagram. From coats to dresses (and just about everything in-between), I’ve found the best 10 check pieces on the high street, with prices starting at £29.99.
This timeless print is versatile and easily styled with almost every piece in your wardrobe. I love the look of a cocooned check coat, like this one from Marks & Spencer, with a fit and flare skirt and knee boots.

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Pureology’s Christmas gift sets, designed by Melanie Johnsson

Pureology’s Christmas gift sets, designed by Melanie Johnsson

Beauty  |  London

I am well aware that it’s only mid-October – but that isn’t going to stop me from suggesting you start your Christmas shopping a little early this year.
With only a few weeks to go, vegan color care brand Pureology has launched three limited-edition sustainable Christmas gift sets, in partnership with illustrator Melanie Johnsson. Available from Pureology salons nationwide and online at lookfantastic.com, for £48 (RRP £60).

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Pureology’s Christmas gift sets, designed by Melanie Johnsson

Beauty  |  London

I am well aware that it’s only mid-October – but that isn’t going to stop me from suggesting you start your Christmas shopping a little early this year.
With only a few weeks to go, vegan color care brand Pureology has launched three limited-edition sustainable Christmas gift sets, in partnership with illustrator Melanie Johnsson. Available from Pureology salons nationwide and online at lookfantastic.com, for £48 (RRP £60).

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A timeless autumnal outfit

A timeless autumnal outfit

Fashion  |  Ashford

At a loss for what to wear during this time of the year? Instead of panic-buying pieces that you’ll wear for a month or so before they’re forgotten in the back of your closet, how about getting creative with what you’ve got in your wardrobe already?
Fast-fashion is an increasingly hot topic as us, consumers have become more conscious about the impact of our shopping. For the past year, I have considerably reduced the amount of shopping I do each month and only invested in pieces that will undoubtedly end up being forever pieces.

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A timeless autumnal outfit
Easy-peasy family pasta recipe (baby-friendly, too)

Easy-peasy family pasta recipe (baby-friendly, too)

Food  |  Ashford

A quick and super healthy pasta dish is a midweek staple and this recipe is perfect for feeding the entire family. As a busy mum, I know how important it is to have a variety of quick and easy recipes on hand that your entire family will love.
The simple sugar snap peas, cherry tomatoes, and goat’s cheese sauce is so versatile and tasty that you can mix this dish with any veggies your little one prefers, and it makes an easy nursery or school lunch option, too.

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Easy-peasy family pasta recipe (baby-friendly, too)

Food  |  Ashford

A quick and super healthy pasta dish is a midweek staple and this recipe is perfect for feeding the entire family. As a busy mum, I know how important it is to have a variety of quick and easy recipes on hand that your entire family will love.
The simple sugar snap peas, cherry tomatoes, and goat’s cheese sauce is so versatile and tasty that you can mix this dish with any veggies your little one prefers, and it makes an easy nursery or school lunch option, too.

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Updating my little boy’s Autumn wardrobe

Updating my little boy’s Autumn wardrobe

Parenting  |  Ashford

With the blink of an eye, it is officially Autumn. While few would celebrate the arrival of the rainy season, there’s undoubtedly some joy to be had in wearing a warm wool jumper.
Autumn is the time to go and jump in puddles and have adventurous countryside walks, so my little boy’s clothes need to be warm but breathable and have space for him to move around with ease.

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Updating my little boy’s Autumn wardrobe

Parenting  |  Ashford

With the blink of an eye, it is officially Autumn. While few would celebrate the arrival of the rainy season, there’s undoubtedly some joy to be had in wearing a warm wool jumper.
Autumn is the time to go and jump in puddles and have adventurous countryside walks, so my little boy’s clothes need to be warm but breathable and have space for him to move around with ease.

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