New Year’s Giveaway : £1000 Shopping Spree!

The Londoner is reborn!

Welcome to the shiny new site, I don’t think I could possibly be more excited to show you around!

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Have a play, have a snoop and let me know what you think.

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All in all it should just be much easier to get around and to read. It’s faster, slicker and much more user friendly than the old site.

You can also FINALLY read it properly on your iPad and mobile!

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There’s a “Read More” switch at the top where you can choose to see all the blog posts in full, rather than snippets… if that’s what you prefer.

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The Shop no longer takes three years to load! There are different areas (including a SALE spot and a much better Menswear section.)

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The ads you see on the side will soon be more targeted, so (once it’s all sorted out) you should see fashion ads in the Style section, food ones in the Recipe section, etc. which should feel like it all makes more sense!

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And you should notice a few more upgrades here and there.

If you find bugs or glitches please let me know, there are bound to be a few!

But mostly I think we should celebrate! It is about to be the new year, after all.

I know you love life’s little luxuries so it only seemed right to team up with the some of the Big Cheeses of luxury fashion, Luisaviaroma.

Together we’re giving away a £1000 spree to spend on the site. Entering is easy as pie. Then all you have to do is figure out what you’d spend it on!

A treat from the vast array of handbags?

Shoes perhaps?




Menswear? (Yes, chaps are welcome to enter too!)

Kids stuff?

Maybe you’ll run amok in the sales?

Luisaviaroma is your oyster! Go wild!

Use the widget below to enter and the winner will be chosen this time next week.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck, Happy New Year and I hope you enjoy the new site!

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  • Lucy

    Love the revamp, Rosie 🙂 I read all your posts on my mobile and they look even more beautiful now!

  • Shade of Red Blog

    Fabulous! Good job, Rosie, and happy New Year!

  • Congrats on the new site. So nice to refresh your own space on the Internet. So….I did see a glitch, just in case you haven’t seen it yet…

    The social widget doesn’t seem to be working on my end. I’m stateside using the latest version of Safari. I’m attaching a screenshot of how the widget appears on my Mac.

    Lovely new site!! x


    • I’m having the same problem- getting this error message: stdClass Object
      [ code] = > 429
      [ error_type] = > OAuthRateLimitException
      [ error_message] = > You have exceeded the maximum number of requests per hour. You have performed a total of 11452 requests in the last hour. Our general maximum limit is set at 5000 requests per hour.

      Otherwise, looking lovely! Happy new year!


    • It’s working for me BUT I’m using Explorer and I’m in Canada.

  • G.C

    I can finally view your blog on my phone… yayyyyyyy 😀

  • Peppermint Dolly

    Well this is exciting!! Great new site Rosie – congrats and Happy New Year to you!


  • Ella-Roe

    Loving the new look. So vibrant, your photos look even more beautiful now!

    Ella-Ro xo

  • I noticed this last night, it looks great! I want to go back and read all your posts all over again! Also I’ve been addicted to those red velvet truffles ever since you posted about the chocolate factory, hope you’re enjoying them as much as I am! xxx
    Lucy @

  • Oshin Yassin

    Congratulations. Yours was my fave new blog to find this year. Actually found it when I was searching for tips on how to set up a proper blog/lifestyle site. Cannot wait to launch mine in January Inshallah. Happy New Year Rosie! and to Custard too!


  • Love the new site Rosie! Looks fab!

    Michaela X

  • Gorge revamp Rosie, congrats. I’ve just revamped My Blonde Reality, so I know how exciting/stressful it can be.

  • It’s not even the first day of a new year and you’re going ahead with changes? You’re messing up the system! I am still going to eat that chocolate today and start being good tomorrow! 😉

  • Blablici

    Cool, now I can finally enjoy your travels, outfit and foodporn posts even in my ipad, thanks for this post-christmas gift! Hope you recovered and you’re ready for a fantastic 2015 start ♡

  • Yay, you added the pinterest feature!

    Fie x Coffee & Confetti


    love the new site- the pics loaded so much quicker! hooray and HNY!!

  • Not much a difference in design but definitely loads faster! Now it’ll be much more convenient to read from my phone. 🙂

    Thank you for the super generous giveaway – hope it’s open worldwide! xx

    Lubna |

  • I love it Rosie, I got a tablet for Xmas and it’s now perfect to read on there! Excited for my own site revamp which is happening soon after the new year too, great to start 2015 afresh! Happy new year xo

  • Imogen May

    Looking gooood lady! Some really nice additions 🙂 Hope you have amazing New Years celebrations tonight! Posted a few resolutions (strictly no diets or gyms) over on, a few are inspired by you! Thank you for being such a huge inspiration, always keeping me motivated and making me chuckle! Immy X

  • Love the changes you have made around here, but I also love that you’ve kept a lot of the initial design aspects as I think it’s become a well known brand now :).

  • Awesome, Rosie. Congratulations. I’m looking to make similar changes in the new year 🙂

    Lots of love,


    SilverSpoon London

  • Love the new look, Rosie! Although I am not a huge blogger, I too am revamping mine this year in an attempt to really make a go of it! Thanks for all the wonderful posts and inspiration!

    Meghan xo

  • Britt Elen

    I noticed two things: For the shop-section, readers have to turn off or pause their ad block, otherwise you can’t see all those beautifull pieces you hunted for us! And also, this post didn’t appear on my Bloglovin-feed, don’t know if that is just me! Congrats on the new site, Rosie! x

    • April

      Not just you Britt! Loving the mobile site as the blog wouldn’t show pictures when I view it in blog lovin’ but now the new post are not updating in my blog lovin’ feed 🙁

  • Sotia Lazu

    I’m on my mobile and it looks great! Happy New Year!

  • Courtney Mills

    Love the revamp! Is the contest open to US readers? I didn’t see anything when I clicked on the terms and conditions…

  • azalia

    Cheers Rosie from across the pond! Love the more user friendly site! I am constantly referring back to your delicious recipes and it’s so much easier! Thank you and Happy New Year to you and yours!

  • The new site looks awesome and what a super cool feature to ‘read more’ and see the full posts as you browse!! I like that option–very unique and yet I know it will appeal to lots of people.
    OMG this give-away is haaaaa-uuuuuuuge!! For me it’s a no brainer, I would definitely put the winnings towards the Givenchy Antigona medium bag in black *swooooooooon*! I have been eyeing that bag for close to a year now and it’s something I could never buy for myself but would absolutely be doing happy dances over and over again if I had it.

  • Megan

    Love the new mobile ease!

  • Rachel

    There doesn’t seem to be the ‘read more’ option on the top bar, but otherwise a beautiful size (for a beautiful girl) Good luck with 2015!

    Such a generous giveaway too, it’d be AMAZING to win! xxxx

  • saradujour

    Love the new site design, and yay mobile! Hope 2015 is a great one for you!

    Sara |

    a Toronto-based lifestyle blog filled with food, friendships, fashion, fiction, beauty tips, life advice, and more!

  • Pamela RG

    Fabulous! Happy New Year Rosie!

  • Camilla Ackley

    Oh what an awesome giveaway! I love Luisa Via Roma too.

    The new site looks bangin’

    xo Camilla

    Into The Fold

  • Love the new website design! Happy New Year’s Eve!!

  • Love that you haven’t made drastic changes, just tweaks to make things run smoother and quicker- and importantly you’ve stayed true your brand and personality! Looks fabulous!

    The insta widget didn’t work for me either and the Rafflecopter widget wasn’t centralised in case you wanted it to be. Your font looks a little different too but think that might be intentional and of course looks fine as is. I’m constantly evolving my blogs, love a spring clean and tidy! Fab start to the new year for you! Happy New Year x

  • Lauren Wilkinson

    So pleased to read that the site is mobile friendly, I’m an avid reader so this will make keeping up to date a lot easier, thank you for the giveaway also!!

    Lauren – bylaurenjane

  • Yay for another reason to come to the blog! I am so excited the shop section is working! I love your style and am excited to shop!

  • Grace Binnie

    Revamp looks fab! New year, new you 🙂

  • KFunk

    Beautiful! Love the redesign and native ads are a great upgrade. One nitpicky detail – still seeing a pink background on The Londoner logo, not sure if that’s intentional. Thanks for the giveaway, and hope you have a lovely New Year!! 🙂

  • So streamlined, I love it! Happy new year!

    The French Press

  • sadia malik

    thanks for the giveaway Rosie! done all the steps 🙂
    a big happy new year to you and your readers 🙂

    Party On A Budget

  • Love the new look! Especially for the iPhone. I’ll have to check it out on the computer as well. What a great start to the new year for your blog!

    Happy new year! I hope 2015 is a great one for you Rosie!


  • I love it Rosie – everything look so lovely and cleaned up – perfect for the new year!!

  • The new look is wonderful, I loved being able to scroll through your post on my phone this morning while half awake!
    One thing though, I had a personal goal to get through ALL of your posts (ambitious I know, there’s a LOT of them), and now the archive is gone! I was done about 3/4 of them I think. It was really useful to go through all of your posts in chronological order with the archive to make sure I didnt miss one!
    I’m sure you took out the archive for a reason, butttt if there’s even a little chance I can twist your arm to put it back, just know I’d really love it.

    Have a very Happy New Years tonight Rosie!

  • So spiffy! Love that it’s so much more user-friendly and quick on its feet, but has retained the classic look of The Londoner! 🙂 Happy New Year!

  • Natasha Iwanow

    Love the new look! I have been following your blog for quite some time. I will be studying abroad in London this upcoming spring – in a few days, actually. It would be great to dress head-to-toe in London fashion with this giveaway!!!

  • Oriette

    Looks great Rosie, love that you kept the theme the same and didn’t change it too much! Wouldn’t mind a blogger meetup in the North if you fancy it sometime in 2015! xx

  • Nice updates. Everything is very clear. Don’t forget to update your copyright date.

    Happy New Year,

    Walking in Pretty Shoes

  • Woohoo! Happy New Year!

  • Fiona

    Looks great but isn’t updating (yet) on blog lovin

  • Alana Walker

    Fab giveaway, loving the new site!xx

  • Mark Williams

    Very nice look of the website. Thanks for the spree giveaway.

    I think you should write about the Cool Gadgets. They are just trending.

  • Excited about your revamp, Rosie! Thanks for the chance to win the shopping spree as well! Fingers crossed 🙂

  • Kate Rushton

    I love the website and the clothes. I would love to be able to click on an outfit and be able to buy the entire outfit not just the jacket advertised. Or to be able to select a jacket and be directed to items of clothing that will go with it. If you have short video clips giving a 360 degrees look of the clothes, that would be great.

  • Alana Tivnan

    Very nice! I’m stateside and the photos in the shopping sections are not visible. Have a Happy New Year, Rosie!

  • Samantha Elisabeth

    Love the new site! Of course, I’d spend the money on this beautiful Fendi bag:|SeasonId=58I&CollectionId=A84&ItemId=16&VendorColorId=RjBRQTE1&SeasonMemoCode=actual&GenderMemoCode=women&CategoryId=&SubLineMemoCode=bags

  • Rachel Heap

    Wow what a prize someones going to be pleased

  • Joloulabelle

    The new site looks fab!

  • Happy 2015 Rosie! Hope you’re feeling better. I love the new site & as I read a lot of blogs on my ipad it’ll be great to see the full site there now. Bizarrely this post hasn’t appeared on my bloglovin feed, not sure why, it was only seeing your instagram that alerted me to this post & as a long time follower who neeeeeeeeds her daily dose of The Londoner I was perplexed it hadn’t showed up.

    Can’t wait to see what 2015 has in store for you Rosie!

    Hugs Adele xoxo


    Super prize good luck to all happy new year

  • Aurè

    W the Londoner!
    …cheers to a stylish 2015!…Auguri di un felice anno nuovo!

  • Vicky Frost

    Great new look! It doesn’t seem to be coming through on my Bloglovin feed however

  • Simon Hayter

    Nice new look! good luck everyone!

  • Becky B

    Came in to comment on the fact that the blog stopped showing up on feedly – looks like all e-readers have been disable. I hope that the new site isn’t an excuse to make readers click through. If so – it’s the just annoying!

  • Harry Bowley

    Looks great… have been working on the layout of my site as well:

    Happy New Year! x

  • Holly & Boydie G.

    Love the new site Rose! Sorry to hear you were sick for new years!

  • Lovely blog- fingers crossed for the giveaway! 🙂

  • Love the new site! And the read more feature is fabulous. Happy New Year to you!!

    xo, Alice at

  • Pretty site! Love the categories!

    L x

  • Alice Field

    Love the new look! Always enjoy reading your blog posts and getting inspired by all your fab outfits!! Can’t wait to see what 2015 brings!

    Alice Rose

  • Rebecca

    Just started following you recently and just finished reading all your old posts! Love the new layout and can’t wait to read about your 2015 adventures. Happy New Year!

  • Emily

    Hi Rosie! I’m moving to London from New York next month and just found out my beloved hair dryer won’t work in the UK! I’m absolutely heartbroken 🙁 I’m wondering if you have any recommendations for an England-friendly hairdryer, as your locks always looks so fabulous!

  • Love the site new, especially the updated shop section! Amazing giveaway too, already decided what I’d buy if I was lucky enough to win…

  • Chelsea S

    Hey! love love love the new blog (spesh on my Ipad) on my mac, using chrome the ‘cravings’ pictures arent showing. I can click on a white space and it will take me to the site but it is just a white space. Hope this helps 🙂

  • Amy KD Smith

    Hey Rosie what’s your favorite camera for blogging at the moment?
    Love the new layout!

  • Well done on the new site, Rosie. I just updated my theme too – new year, new look!


  • Lauren

    I hate how the pictures tint grey when you hover over them. I’m trying to scroll down and all I see is grey tint photos

  • Hi Rosie! I just wanted to pop in and say I love your blog! And I miss London even more (I will be doing my best to move back in 2015). You have inspired me to start my own blog. Something I never considered. And I love it! It is so much fun. Thank you! Happy New Year!

  • TheWestCoastExplorer

    Congrats on the new look!



  • Jennifer

    Hi Rosie, Congratulations on the new site!! It looks great, but there’s one thing I really miss… The archived list of former blog posts that used to live in the right rail (broken out by year/month) 🙂 While I’ve been following you for just over 1 year, I had just started reading the blog from the very early days and now can’t find how to get back to that search option. Maybe I’m missing it?

  • The new site looks great Rosie!

    Tessa / Bramble & Thorn

  • Love the new design polish, and the targeted ads will be pretty clever! x

  • Christina Curtis

    It looks Fantastic! So refreshing and classy.

  • What an amazing giveaway! I’m loving the new site x


  • DayDreamBeliever

    such a great layout. user friendly. have a fab 2015 xxx

  • debbie

    Fabulous !!! ive only been following for a short while but really love your blog ! happy New Year!

  • Love the revamp! The colours are great x

  • I’ve only just discovered your blog today, but I’m loving it! I love how elegant your design is, and it’s so easy to navigate around!

  • Danielle Thirtle

    This is such a good lay out! I want to make mine like this, any hints or tips on making your pictures big like yours? Also how do you create the picture with all the hangbags and shoes in one big picture? I really want to do it for my blog about travelling around australia? Thank you

    Danielle xx

  • The new site looks fab! Great to see your lust list on your home page as always look at this for inspiration. Well done and Happy New Year!

  • Daniela

    Love it! Much easier to navigate through the site now. Good job and a happy new year! 🙂

  • aww well done with the new style 🙂 looks amazing!

  • I love the new revamp, and you’ve really put tailored effort into – just like a personal magazine to enjoy 🙂

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty –

  • Julie Anderson

    HI Rosie- just to let you know that I thought you went on a blog vacation and then I found out you upgraded your site. I’m not able to get your feeds through or feedly as I used to. I subscribed to Bloglovin’ as it works there, but would like to have access like I did before to read your fun blog!

  • Congratulations, it looks absolutely smashing!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Love the new site Rosie. I have been a fan of your blog since the hey days and it’s one of the best blogs around. Great giveaway!! Keep up the good work and Happy New Year Lovely!! xo

  • VK

    New site looks great! Checked on my iPad, iPhone and Macbook and no glitches to report. 🙂
    Also, I’ve entered your contest and am really hoping I win! I’ve got my eye on all things Moschino — I’m so in love with the collection and it would be a great way to celebrate my NY–>London move in style! 🙂 I’ve entered on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, but my accounts are private so let me know if you can’t see. Cheers and fingers crossed 🙂 Happy New Year xx

  • Hi Rosie, I am not sure if someone already mentioned but seems that link to your rss feed has changed. So those who are subscribed to your rss are not getting any of your recent post. The new link works fine but probably wouldn’t be bad idea to inform your readers about the change. Btw I really like new and clean look of your site and love to read your post, of course 🙂
    Regards from Slovenia

  • Nomi Glaser

    Really love the new site, you did a wonderful job =] Happy New Year!

  • Hey Rosie!
    I must say, I’m loving the browsing speed and the larger photos!
    Wishing you all the best this year 🙂

  • Love it Rosie! Its giving me inspiration for my blog too!

  • Madeline Connolly

    love the comp