September Competition Time: A beautiful Tusting bag

September has arrived and with it, the end of summer. As we get ready to say goodbye to long summer evenings and the smell of lingering BBQ smoke,  there’s a feeling of excitement in the air. Perhaps it’s memories of going back to school, with a new pencil case and shiny new shoes, but this time of year has always symbolised for us the chance for new beginnings, rediscovered focus and a time to shake off the sleepy summer lull. So, what better way to kick-start our favourite season than with a brand new competition?

This month, we’re thrilled to be collaborating with the luxury leather brand: Tusting. A family firm set deep in the English countryside (and in the little market town that Laura lived for a few years!), Tusting have dedicated the last 130 years to creating beautifully crafted leather bags and accessories; ideal for any traveller hoping to ditch their backpack in favour of something a little more refined. A favourite brand of Kate Middleton, this is a company who know how to create quality and distinctive pieces.

So, if you’ve always fancied yourself a sophisticated traveller, or just want to channel a bit of Kate Middleton (because, who doesn’t?) then you’re in luck. This month we’ll be offering one lucky follower the chance to win one of Tusting’s Explorer Holdall, worth £370.

Explorer Medium Blue

Perfect for a weekend break or for using as cabin luggage, the Explorer Holdall is as durable as it is gorgeous. Can we win our own competition?

Explorer Medium Blue angled

In order to win this amazing prize, please:

Thank you!

We’ll be announcing the winner at the end of September – good luck!

154 comments so far.

154 responses to “September Competition Time: A beautiful Tusting bag”

  1. Fennie Gibbs says:

    I’ve entered ☺️?

  2. Dee Stringer says:

    All done. Love their bags and looking forward to reading about you two too. X

  3. Zoe Goodwin says:

    Entered thank you! Fingers and toes crossed

  4. Alexandra Chirila says:

    all done

  5. Jessica says:

    I have entered!

  6. Libbi Johnson says:

    So gorgeous! and just the ticket for weekend getaways with the pup or across to the continent to visit family (and our new niece). Thank you for introducing me to this. 🙂

  7. Gavin Kelly says:

    I’ve entered – thanks

  8. HeeZee Lu says:

    Tusting! It is a must for all bag lovers, and I have entered too. Good luck to myself ?

  9. Lauren Harris says:

    I’ve entered.. Exciting! ?

  10. Laura Fox says:

    Entered! ?

  11. Caitlin says:

    Just started following you ladies on Instagram and am already in love with your blog. Entered to win!

  12. Joanna Mole says:

    Lovely blog, full of inspiration for magical travels

  13. Giulia says:

    Entered!! ?

  14. Niamh mulligan says:

    Nice to meet you Clare at Katie’s wedding on Saturday! Followed you on Instagram for a while now and love all your ideas.

  15. Kelsey says:

    All signed up. Great bag!

  16. Alice says:

    Hurrah – entered! ?

  17. Ashley says:

    Entered!! Thanks for past Greece travel advice as well! You guys are awesome 🙂

  18. Cathy Lordan says:

    All done! 😀

  19. Bev says:

    This bag is gorgeous! I’ve entered and hope I win! Also, happy late birthday to you both! This would be a superb birthday gift for me (turning 30 next week)! And… maybe Tusting will give you both a bag for hosting this competition (birthday presents for both of you)…?

  20. Clare skakel says:

    I’ve entered! Thank you so much. You guys are so inspiration! Me and my twin also love traveling and you guys have been so motivational.

  21. Anne Sabol says:

    Just entered 🙂

  22. Juliet says:

    I’ve entered. I had a look around their website and they have gorgeous bags and luggage!

  23. Emma Young says:

    I’ve just entered. Absolutely love your blog and insta. My twin sister are I are obsessed with travelling too. We’ve just returned from a beautiful week in Cornwall, off to Dublin next weekend and Majorca in October (this bag would be perfect for those trips). I love the idea of blogging our adventures. Also happy belated birthday, we’re 30 next year too!x

    • The Twins says:

      Thank you Emma! Your travels found very similar to ours – we’re off to Majorca in a couple of week and then Northern Ireland! x

  24. Naomi Jackson says:

    That is stunning!! ? I’d feel so chic mincing round the airport with that on my arm! Total #armcandy. I’ve entered via all the channels. xxx

  25. Mary says:

    All done and eagerly waiting to find out who wins!

  26. Jessica Baker says:

    Entered! Liked the page, subscribed to newsletters and checked out your website while I as at it! X amazing brand

  27. Valerie says:

    Gah, that bag is GORGEOUS.

    I have entered, and would be honored to win – my own blog is called Valerie & Valise and this one would certainly fit the bill as my #1 carryon for like EVER 😉

  28. Lea says:

    i’ve enterd 🙂
    love your blog!

  29. Sarah says:

    I’ve entered! What a perfect weekend bag!!! ?❤️

  30. Eloise cooke says:

    Wow thank you for this opportunity to win such a beautiful bag.

  31. Yeah, entered?Looks great and so many trips planned in near and not so near future, so this one could come in quite handy, fingers crossed, their total collection looks great too!

  32. Jo Markham says:

    Comp entered, fingers crossed ??

  33. Sophie Davis says:

    Entered 🙂

  34. Sarah Nevins says:

    Done! 🙂

  35. Jessica Lee says:

    All entry requirements done! Such a great competition. Thanks for the chance to win. Good luck everyone

  36. Leona says:

    All done! Fingers crossed. Can’t wait to hear all about the Faroe Islands! Much love xxx

  37. I’ve entered – such a gorgeous bag!

  38. Melanie Siebermair says:

    As an Austrian I was not familiar with the brand, but even here on mainland Europe we want to channel a little bit of Kate Middleton ? So I’ve entered

  39. Carolina Echevarria says:

    Ready. Set. Go!
    Good luck, everyone!

  40. Sarah says:

    All done! This bag would be killer to have now that I’m an ‘adult’ traveler rather than a gap year backpacker. It’s beautiful!

  41. Melissa james says:

    Entered ?, I stumbled across you two when I was googling long haul tips, I’m going to surprise my mum for her birthday in Australia at the end of October , flying by myself , I’m terrified lol. This gorgeous bag would solve my hand luggage dilemmas ❤️. Looking forward to researching your website x

    • The Twins says:

      Ah that’s an amazing surprise! We feel you with being scared but once you’re on that flight you’ll feel amazing. Good luck and have an amazing time xxx

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  43. Arika H says:

    I’ve entered. 🙂

  44. Lizbet says:

    I’m having major bag envy, definitely just entered! Thanks so much for doing this giveaway! Fingers crossed!
    Also, your instagram definitely feeds into my wanderlust, so thanks for that. 🙂

  45. N Samuel says:

    Love this giveaway
    I have entered fingers crossed ?

  46. Maralyn Smith says:

    All done and thank you for the chance to win such a lovely bag.

  47. Signed up and ready! In need of a new weekend bag! 🙂

  48. Yvonne says:

    Entered! Beaut bags, never heard of the brand before. Thanks for sharing!

  49. Tania Atfield says:

    I’ve entered! Thanks!

  50. Natasha French says:

    Entered! ? Gorgeous bag and I love the colour you have to love blue with three boys X

  51. Mark Williams says:

    I’ve entered, would be a good addition to my large explorer

  52. Iain Taggart says:

    Joined up, signed up, following, soul sold ….

  53. Jos says:

    I’ve entered ! Good luck to me

  54. Sophie Wells says:

    Tick, tick, tick! I’ve entered as well! Such a classic bag 🙂

  55. I have entered. I have twins! They are girls, also. They have just started at Uni. This bag would be perfect for weekends when I go and visit them! ?

  56. Grace says:

    Gorgeous! I’m in!

  57. Fiona Moore says:

    All done – I’ve entered. Love all of my Tustings bags and love that even though I have moved away they will deliver to me in France❤️

  58. Ces Dumaplin says:

    Yay!!! Fingers crossed…
    Good Luck to me

  59. Jo says:

    Entered! My Great Uncle used to be Salesman for Tusting way back in the 50s – I knew they were still going but hadn’t seen their stuff for ages – beautiful. Let’s hope he shines a bit of luck on me to win 😉

  60. Mrs Broughton says:

    I’ve entered! Fingers crossed.

  61. pardeep says:

    Done! had a pleasure of seeing mr. William this year. Would make a great graduation present 😉

  62. Sr. Zoe says:

    I’m in! Love the bags made just up the road from us!

  63. Kate Reinig says:

    Have entered, thank you ???

  64. Samantha says:

    I’ve entered! Fingers crossed 🙂

  65. Ali says:

    Entered! Lovely bag!

  66. Andy says:

    Entered ….. Wife would like it

  67. Gisela Barrington says:

    all done!

  68. Pauline Barnaby says:

    I have entered, what a fantastic prize x

  69. Sarah says:

    Good evening ladies, thanks for organising these prizes. The last time I entered was for the gold necklace with the arrow on it. This bag looks beautiful.

  70. Courtney says:

    Have entered and would love to win this as a new carry on for my upcoming adventures! LOVE following you two on IG and wish my own sister would travel with me on such amazing trips 🙂

  71. Sarah Fowlks says:

    I’ve entered ?

  72. Lucy says:

    I’be entered and hoping i win as it will be perfect for my weekend break next month to Iceland! ☺️

  73. Kiran roopani says:

    Fantastic website! Done all steps.

  74. Adela H. says:

    Done and done. 😀

  75. Erin Mintmier says:

    I have admired these bags for a while, just beautiful pieces. I love what y’all are doing with your blog and your Instagram feed keeps me inspired. Fingers crossed this Southernbelle needs a new bag!

  76. Gareth Broughton says:

    I’ve never won on a tombola let alone a raffle, lucky dip or competition….fact ?

  77. Kacey says:

    I’ve entered! what beautiful bags and I love seeing your photos on insta ?

  78. Hannah Jackson says:

    Competition entered ?

  79. Hayley says:

    Have entered! So exited ?❤️

  80. Ling Chow says:

    Hello ladies! I’ve entered! So glad to see TTT growing from strength to strength! X

  81. Nat says:

    I’ve entered too. 🙂

  82. Hayley G says:

    I’ve entered. The bag is beautiful! Love reading all your blogs.


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