I'm soo late boarding the blog-train for this one! The event was on Tuesday, but I'm still playing catch-up at the moment. One of my aims at the moment though, is to become more productive with my day, so getting up earlier & actually getting things done efficiently as opposed to being as easily distractable as I am!
Anyway, (disctracted, oh boy). I apologise for the text/image heavy post, but its long overdue! So me and Lil spent the day in London on Tuesday, initially for the Bloggers Event, but after catching the early train (8am to be precise), we made a proper day of visiting London. We're very lucky that it only takes less than 40 mins on the train into London, but because the train ticket costs more than anything else it's still a rareity that we go! So we started early & headed straight for Oxford St. I bought a few bits at Forever21, Topshop & Primark (see my last post for those), as did Lil.
Then of course we had to pop into Selfridges, only for 5 minutes though because we obviously wern't quite ready to splash out on a Mulberry bag just yet! But on our way out we noticed an amazing little conceptual pop-op shop within Selfridges, that had taken the subject of branding & sort of, rebranded it?! They had jars of Marmite & bottles of Ketchup, minus the logos. And brown paper bags made from suede. Everything was very cool looking and minimalistic. Very nice.
Then we headed over to Covent Garden and started with a lovely lunch in a nice restaurant called Maxwells in Covent Garden! Such a good price & really nice food. Well chuffed. And then attempted to walk it off trying to find Somerset House, which we did!
Wasn't too impressed with the Henri Cartier-Bresson exhibition that I'd been looking forward to (contained about 5 of his piccies). But the Tim Walker's Storyteller exhibition everyone's been raving about was amaaazing. And I maintain that me & Lil did infact stand in the same room as Quinn from Glee #claimtofame.
We also visited Chelsea and Kensington and popped into a few amazing/pricey charity shops crammed with Prada and Malano Blahnik shoes. And a fabulous vintage shop called East End Thrift Store, which we'll definitely be going back to next time! Took an age to find, and walking past a bunch of dodgy men in the dark & down an alley, but hey what's London at night without a bit of fear in you.
Hence why I'm so excited to find it in the photo above.
And our FINAL stop, the Company Bloggers Event. Basically a room filled with amazing bloggers and people I wouldn't mind doing a wardrobe swap with! Which btw, I'm well up for.
Panel consisted of:
Victoria White (Company Editor)
WE WERE SPOILED!
(And I haven't even got to the goodie bag yet).
All the girls were incredibly lovely, and just had some really inspiring things to say about how to get the most out of blogging, how to put everything we can into it and to enjoy it of course. The @Companymagazine twitter feed went wild on the night & you can see all the inspirational quotes from the panel here.
We had time to mingle afterwards & met some lovely girls, including Carrie and Shini from the panel it was lovely to see Gem again. Met some really wonderful bloggers aswell, including Megan from The Briar Rose who I literally accosted as she was leaving, and Charlotte from PlasticHorsess, and so many other lovely girls.
The little bag of goodies we got was incredible, and I can't wait to use everything in it.
There's also a video from the night here!