Welcome! I'm Andreea, content creator, with a passion for interiors and photography, and mother of one little boy. My journey in the digital space started in 2012 when I launched my fashion and lifestyle blog 'Dreaming of Chanel', before re-branding as 'Launeden' in 2017. My aim is to inspire women to explore and celebrate their own style in all aspects of their lives. Every day, my blog and social media platforms serve a mix of content that is both inspirational and aspirational. For partnerships or to request a media kit, please send me an email at contact@launeden.com
A little introduction to Durance and their heavenly-smelling home & body products

A little introduction to Durance and their heavenly-smelling home & body products

Beauty  |  Ashford

I love a good scent as much as anyone, and in recent years I have developed an interest in learning more about the art of scenting the home. I was introduced to Durance – who I’m working with on this piece of content, and their heavenly-smelling home & body products while browsing on The French Pharmacy. I was instantly attracted by their beautiful packaging and decided to order a few body care products to test. It was love at first sniff, I mean try!

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A little introduction to Durance and their heavenly-smelling home & body products

Beauty  |  Ashford

I love a good scent as much as anyone, and in recent years I have developed an interest in learning more about the art of scenting the home. I was introduced to Durance – who I’m working with on this piece of content, and their heavenly-smelling home & body products while browsing on The French Pharmacy. I was instantly attracted by their beautiful packaging and decided to order a few body care products to test. It was love at first sniff, I mean try!

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Screen-free activities for toddlers

Screen-free activities for toddlers

Parenting  |  Ashford

With a third national lockdown upon us, I thought what better time to share with you some fun, screen-free activities for toddlers?
I try to do activities that I enjoy taking part in as well, and most importantly take very little time and effort to set up or clean after. This is crucial now that we are juggling so many things from home.

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Screen-free activities for toddlers

Parenting  |  Ashford

With a third national lockdown upon us, I thought what better time to share with you some fun, screen-free activities for toddlers?
I try to do activities that I enjoy taking part in as well, and most importantly take very little time and effort to set up or clean after. This is crucial now that we are juggling so many things from home.

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Before and after – renovating our small cloakroom with Topps Tiles

Before and after – renovating our small cloakroom with Topps Tiles

Interiors  |  Ashford

I am beyond excited to be partnering up with Topps Tiles and share our small cloakroom renovation journey with you.
Ever since we got the keys to our house 3 years ago, I have been contemplating renovating our cloakroom but we kept delaying it for no particular reason.
Ironically, we started looking into hiring tradesmen in February last year, without realizing that one month later we would end up in a national lockdown.

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Before and after – renovating our small cloakroom with Topps Tiles

Interiors  |  Ashford

I am beyond excited to be partnering up with Topps Tiles and share our small cloakroom renovation journey with you.
Ever since we got the keys to our house 3 years ago, I have been contemplating renovating our cloakroom but we kept delaying it for no particular reason.
Ironically, we started looking into hiring tradesmen in February last year, without realizing that one month later we would end up in a national lockdown.

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Delicious pork loin steaks in creamy shallot and mushrooms sauce – ready in 20 min

Delicious pork loin steaks in creamy shallot and mushrooms sauce – ready in 20 min

Food  |  Ashford

It’s Veganuary, yet here I am sharing one of my most favourite and quick recipes – pork loins steaks in creamy shallot and mushrooms sauce.
One thing that the lockdown has undoubtedly changed is our eating habits. Although I am a confident cook and I enjoy discovering and trying new recipes, prior to the pandemic I was quite often relying on takeaways and lunch or dinner dates.
But with most restaurants being

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Delicious pork loin steaks in creamy shallot and mushrooms sauce – ready in 20 min

Food  |  Ashford

It’s Veganuary, yet here I am sharing one of my most favourite and quick recipes – pork loins steaks in creamy shallot and mushrooms sauce.
One thing that the lockdown has undoubtedly changed is our eating habits. Although I am a confident cook and I enjoy discovering and trying new recipes, prior to the pandemic I was quite often relying on takeaways and lunch or dinner dates.
But with most restaurants being

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5 reasons why you should book a staycation at Cave Hotel in Canterbury

5 reasons why you should book a staycation at Cave Hotel in Canterbury

Life  |  Canterbury

Home to beautiful, historic towns and villages, wild coastline, and picturesque countryside, Kent is a wonderful place to discover. We have lived here for over three years and we’re still in awe of its beauty.
2021 will likely be another challenging year for traveling, so we will undoubtedly turn to the UK when planning our next staycation.

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5 reasons why you should book a staycation at Cave Hotel in Canterbury

Life  |  Canterbury

Home to beautiful, historic towns and villages, wild coastline, and picturesque countryside, Kent is a wonderful place to discover. We have lived here for over three years and we’re still in awe of its beauty.
2021 will likely be another challenging year for traveling, so we will undoubtedly turn to the UK when planning our next staycation.

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How to create a spa day ritual at home

How to create a spa day ritual at home

Beauty  |  Ashford

Imagine the bliss of a perfect spa day. The relaxation, the warmth, the total escape from the outside world. For some of us, a spa day may be out of reach for a little while (unless, of course, you’re lucky to live in a country that is not in a national lockdown).
The benefits of a spa break go beyond beauty treatments and can help you to relax, unwind, and achieve a sense of mindfulness. But there’s nothing stopping you from re-creating that soothing and relaxing spa day atmosphere in your own bathroom.

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How to create a spa day ritual at home

Beauty  |  Ashford

Imagine the bliss of a perfect spa day. The relaxation, the warmth, the total escape from the outside world. For some of us, a spa day may be out of reach for a little while (unless, of course, you’re lucky to live in a country that is not in a national lockdown).
The benefits of a spa break go beyond beauty treatments and can help you to relax, unwind, and achieve a sense of mindfulness. But there’s nothing stopping you from re-creating that soothing and relaxing spa day atmosphere in your own bathroom.

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5 ways to support local and small businesses this Christmas

5 ways to support local and small businesses this Christmas

Life  |  Ashford

Make a real difference this Christmas and shop from local, independent shops as they need our support more than ever.
This year has been a challenging and stressful year for us all, but in particular for small businesses who are doing everything they can to stay open and offer a safe and enjoyable shopping experience.
Local shops across the country have been forced to rethink their business models. They’ve launched online shops almost overnight, they’re offering click and collect or same-day delivery services.

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5 ways to support local and small businesses this Christmas

Life  |  Ashford

Make a real difference this Christmas and shop from local, independent shops as they need our support more than ever.
This year has been a challenging and stressful year for us all, but in particular for small businesses who are doing everything they can to stay open and offer a safe and enjoyable shopping experience.
Local shops across the country have been forced to rethink their business models. They’ve launched online shops almost overnight, they’re offering click and collect or same-day delivery services.

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DIY Christmas wreath

DIY Christmas wreath

Life  |  Ashford

Get your front door looking fabulously festive with a DIY Christmas wreath! Learn how to make a wreath for any holiday of the year using my step-by-step guide.
A few days ago, East Kent Flower Company sent me one of their DIY Christmas wreath kits – you can purchase your own here (local and nationwide delivery available). Their kits include everything you’ll need to make a wreath that will no doubt impress your guests this holiday season.

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DIY Christmas wreath

Life  |  Ashford

Get your front door looking fabulously festive with a DIY Christmas wreath! Learn how to make a wreath for any holiday of the year using my step-by-step guide.
A few days ago, East Kent Flower Company sent me one of their DIY Christmas wreath kits – you can purchase your own here (local and nationwide delivery available). Their kits include everything you’ll need to make a wreath that will no doubt impress your guests this holiday season.

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My quarantine morning routine

My quarantine morning routine

Life  |  Ashford

With many of us working from home for the past months, one of the biggest challenges most people are experiencing during the lockdown is staying productive.
If you feel like everything is taking longer to complete these days, you are not alone! I spend a good chunk of my time in the morning cooking, cleaning, washing, and playing with my little boy. And, if I’m being really honest, on most days I struggle to squeeze any actual work in. This is hard!.

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My quarantine morning routine
Best swimwear you can buy for Summer 2020

Best swimwear you can buy for Summer 2020

Style  |  Ashford

Whether you’re already sitting in the garden sunbathing or simply counting down the days until we can travel safely again to a near beach, swimsuit season is officially upon us.
It may feel like we’re not going anywhere for a while, but let’s all hope brighter days are ahead of us. Protest Summer 2020 (who I partnered up for this blog post) has brought forth a fresh batch of fun and incredibly stylish swimwear pieces.

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Best swimwear you can buy for Summer 2020

Style  |  Ashford

Whether you’re already sitting in the garden sunbathing or simply counting down the days until we can travel safely again to a near beach, swimsuit season is officially upon us.
It may feel like we’re not going anywhere for a while, but let’s all hope brighter days are ahead of us. Protest Summer 2020 (who I partnered up for this blog post) has brought forth a fresh batch of fun and incredibly stylish swimwear pieces.

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Baking and decorating our house for Easter

Baking and decorating our house for Easter

Life  |  Ashford

Easter will have a different feel for most of us this year, but we are trying to be positive and still make the most of it at home. Although we won’t have any visitors (Easter Bunny can still come for tea, of course), we baked some cookies and decorated the house with the most charming hand-felted decorations from White Stuff.

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Baking and decorating our house for Easter

Life  |  Ashford

Easter will have a different feel for most of us this year, but we are trying to be positive and still make the most of it at home. Although we won’t have any visitors (Easter Bunny can still come for tea, of course), we baked some cookies and decorated the house with the most charming hand-felted decorations from White Stuff.

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Where we do our grocery shopping – buying local

Where we do our grocery shopping – buying local

Food  |  Ashford

Most food retailers are struggling to keep their shelves stocked and have had to put a few restrictions in place in order to prevent hoarding. If, like me, you have been struggling to shop for essential groceries – like eggs or milk, I hope this article comes to your rescue.
The current uncertainty and fear of the unknown are truly scary. Coronavirus will have a catastrophic impact on independently-run businesses, even with the government’s support. It’s at this point we need to help each other more than ever, so consider buying more local produce (if you can) during the lockdown.

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Where we do our grocery shopping – buying local

Food  |  Ashford

Most food retailers are struggling to keep their shelves stocked and have had to put a few restrictions in place in order to prevent hoarding. If, like me, you have been struggling to shop for essential groceries – like eggs or milk, I hope this article comes to your rescue.
The current uncertainty and fear of the unknown are truly scary. Coronavirus will have a catastrophic impact on independently-run businesses, even with the government’s support. It’s at this point we need to help each other more than ever, so consider buying more local produce (if you can) during the lockdown.

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How to build and practice a self-care routine

How to build and practice a self-care routine

Beauty  |  Ashford

There’s never been a better time to start building and practicing a self-care routine during these uncertain and worrying times.
I encourage you all to take a break from the noise of the virus – your body and mind deserve some rest. Incorporating self-care activities into your daily routine is an incredible way to improve and maintain your health and wellness.

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How to build and practice a self-care routine

Beauty  |  Ashford

There’s never been a better time to start building and practicing a self-care routine during these uncertain and worrying times.
I encourage you all to take a break from the noise of the virus – your body and mind deserve some rest. Incorporating self-care activities into your daily routine is an incredible way to improve and maintain your health and wellness.

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Behind the wheel of the new Peugeot 508 for a week

Behind the wheel of the new Peugeot 508 for a week

Life  |  Ashford

A road trip is the perfect way to explore more of the UK. I love traveling through countless pretty towns and beautiful countryside and knowing there will always be a delicious meal at the end of the journey.
I felt pretty excited to spend a whirlwind week behind the wheel of the new Peugeot 508 and explore the garden of England with its hop gardens, vineyards, castles and of course, its picturesque countryside. Kent is a truly wonderful place to book a holiday or a staycation at any time of the year.

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Behind the wheel of the new Peugeot 508 for a week

Life  |  Ashford

A road trip is the perfect way to explore more of the UK. I love traveling through countless pretty towns and beautiful countryside and knowing there will always be a delicious meal at the end of the journey.
I felt pretty excited to spend a whirlwind week behind the wheel of the new Peugeot 508 and explore the garden of England with its hop gardens, vineyards, castles and of course, its picturesque countryside. Kent is a truly wonderful place to book a holiday or a staycation at any time of the year.

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A family staycation at The Stratford Hotel

A family staycation at The Stratford Hotel

Life  |  London

Like many parents, you probably don’t want to travel anywhere except home with your young baby. They need a lot of attention and care, so traveling long distances and going on holiday can be difficult to manage.
Before we booked our first holiday together as a family of three, we enjoyed a luxury staycation at The Stratford hotel – a stylish urban sanctuary in the up-and-coming East London.

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A family staycation at The Stratford Hotel

Life  |  London

Like many parents, you probably don’t want to travel anywhere except home with your young baby. They need a lot of attention and care, so traveling long distances and going on holiday can be difficult to manage.
Before we booked our first holiday together as a family of three, we enjoyed a luxury staycation at The Stratford hotel – a stylish urban sanctuary in the up-and-coming East London.

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Easy weekday outfit for running errands

Easy weekday outfit for running errands

Style  |  Naples, Italy

It’s the unspoken rule of life: the one day you decide to run to the post office wearing a sloppy outfit, that will be the one day you run into a work colleague or friend.
Let’s be real, none of us are looking to wear their best clothes for a day of grocery shopping or nursery runs, but there’s something to be said about easy outfits that can be thrown on in a second that will make you feel comfortable and put-together.

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Easy weekday outfit for running errands

Style  |  Naples, Italy

It’s the unspoken rule of life: the one day you decide to run to the post office wearing a sloppy outfit, that will be the one day you run into a work colleague or friend.
Let’s be real, none of us are looking to wear their best clothes for a day of grocery shopping or nursery runs, but there’s something to be said about easy outfits that can be thrown on in a second that will make you feel comfortable and put-together.

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Afternoon tea in London with the little ones

Afternoon tea in London with the little ones

Parenting  |  London

To celebrate the launch of Beatrice & George (sold exclusively at childrensalon.com), the brand treated Noah and me to a scrumptious afternoon tea at The Brown’s Hotel in London.
We spent a delightful afternoon with our dear friends, Alecsandra and her handsome little one, Max. Our boys were dressed up for the occasion, of course, and wore the cutest outfits from Beatrice & George. We bribed them with scones and mini chicken sandwiches and managed to capture these lovely images below.

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Afternoon tea in London with the little ones

Parenting  |  London

To celebrate the launch of Beatrice & George (sold exclusively at childrensalon.com), the brand treated Noah and me to a scrumptious afternoon tea at The Brown’s Hotel in London.
We spent a delightful afternoon with our dear friends, Alecsandra and her handsome little one, Max. Our boys were dressed up for the occasion, of course, and wore the cutest outfits from Beatrice & George. We bribed them with scones and mini chicken sandwiches and managed to capture these lovely images below.

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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

Style  |  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

Style  |  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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