Lifestyle, fashion and beauty

Saturday, December 8, 2012


Photo from Chelsey
Photo from Julie
Kiran, Grace, Maria, April and Hilary
Sarah and Mona
Me and Julie
On Saturday a bunch of us bloggers got together in Kensington for #xmasbloggerslunch at the Crown and Sceptre. Julie and I had been planning the event since October, but it was only in the last couple of weeks that everything seemed to fit into place. It was a little stressful working out logistics, but I can safely say it all worked out in the end!

We had our own area near a cosy, warm fire, with good food, good company and mulled wine.
Aysh and me
Kiran and me
Aysh and Tolu
It was a good bunch, some I had met before, and some who I have been chatting to on Twitter, or reading their blogs and finally met on the day. We talked all things blog-related, Christmas, and beauty and fashion before tucking into our amazing food! I ordered fish and chips and it was yum! We were also treated to some amazing blueberry cake made by Kiran and sweets made by Lily.

After eating, everyone chatted some more, and listened to a talk by Hilary Rushford, from New York, who had flown into London the day before. Hilary is a stylist from Brooklyn, runs a blog at Dean Street Fashion, and now has a weekly column on IFB. It was fascinating listening to how she started her business, and how different blogging, and the blogging market is in the US to the UK.
Sweets made by Lily

The lovely goody bags!
A lot of work went into the event behind the scenes and I have to thank all the amazing sponsors who helped out and made the day extra special. It meant we could give some amazing prizes to the bloggers from Label.M; Dove Spa; and Billion Dollar Brows, and goodie bags stuffed full of products! We also had the ladies from Slendertone, which make toning products for the body, at the event. We were lucky enough to each have a one-to-one session with the ladies through the course of the day to learn about the newer Slendertone Face product, and were able to take away one each to trial. I am super excited to try this out!

It was a great day and it all came together. It was nice to just clean up and sit back at the end and enjoy some of Kiran’s amazing blueberry cake!
Here is a list of all the amazing ladies who made the day special!

Julie - Sweets Are My Weakness
Aysh- Truly Madly Deeply
Joanna - Mademoiselle Lala
Grace - All That Slap
Sophie - Sophee
Kiran - My Cherry Lane
Hayley - Fashion and Me
Sarah - Sarah Betty
Maria - Miss Drifted Snow White
Mona - Chipped Nails and Chapped Lips
Banke - Glitters Wall Of Fame
April - A Pretty Wardrobe
Lily - Let's Get Lippy
Chelsey - Fashionista on a Budget
Tolu - Fashionate Me
Hilary - Dean Street Society


  1. Aw looks like you had a great day! I'm pleased the blogger meets are continuing :) xx

    1. It's not the same without you! And I remember yours was the first one I ever went to, and the first time I met other bloggers. I hope you are having a good time in Perth. x

  2. We had an amazing time! Thank you again Safira for the great time and goody bag! ;) X

    1. I'm glad you had a good time. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would! I need to get started on using my goodies from the goody bag! x

  3. Such a fab day! Thank you so so much lovely Saf for taking the time to organise such a great get together, really had the most amazing time, love all you girls!

    Aysh xoxo

    1. So glad you came! I really had a good time. And couldn't have done it without Julie, she was fab! xx

  4. You got some great pics! Thank you for organising it, I had such a nice day x

    1. Thank you! And I used one of yours, I hope that's ok? It was a good day, glad it all went well. :)

  5. You've found a calling here lady - one of the loveliest events. Thank you so much for spoiling us and it was lovely to see you again! Keep in touch! xx

    1. Thank you! It all came together thanks to Julie. I was so stressed before it!
      You will have to let me know how you get on with the Slendertone.
      And I will definitely keep in touch - can't believe you are leaving :(

  6. Thank you again for organising this Safira - you are awesome! Was lovely to see you xx

    1. Thank you for coming! It was good seeing you again too. x

  7. Thanks so much for inviting me hun! You and Julie organised it so well, the venue was perfect for chit chatting and getting to know everyone and the goodie bag was great! :-)

    1. That's ok hun, it was good to finally meet you after talking to you for so long! Hope you enjoy all the goodies! x


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