#bloggersfestival

Thursday 11 September 2014 by

Paramount, London, Tottenham Court Road, #bloggersfestival

The amazing view from Paramount

There’s one thing I love about blogging, and that’s the community! Scarlett London is Queen of the Blogger events, and last Saturday saw what felt like hundreds of bloggers descend on Paramount bar in Centre Point for her #bloggersfestival (check out that hashtag on Twitter for more details). Prosecco cocktails, brands and giveaways, cupcakes and sweet pizzas abounded, in three hour networking frenzy.

Fashion, #bloggersfestival, Jeans

A view from where I stand

Ignoring, for the moment, my outfit (you’ll see more of that in another blog post!) I turned up and instantly met several bloggers outside, including Courtney of Courtzmelv and Tania of When Tania Talks, and of course, Frances and Amy of Franny and Perks.

Sweet Pizzas, Pudding, #bloggersfestival

Reese’s Pieces pizza from Sweet Pizzas – seconds before it disappeared!

On the 31st floor, we were met with Prosecco cocktails and instantly bamboozled by the brands and their goodies. I managed to make the circuit several times, picking up goodie bags and speaking to some of the brands about their offerings, and even meeting designer Shannon Bradley of Silver Daisies at the Want her Dress stand!

Urban Outfitters, Fashion, Gramophone, #bloggersfestival

The Urban Outfitters gramophone

I was especially taken with the Urban Outfitters stand (I wanted the gramophone!) and the range on display at Oriflame – my hand was covered in swatches within seconds. I also met the lovely people of Bee Good, a range of natural skincare made from – you guessed it – produce made by bees. I don’t say honey, because actually they use all sorts of bee produce, from beeswax to propolis (with its antiseptic properties) to bee-friendly flowers. Their cute packaging is really eye-catching, each colour denoting a range. Having already tried the honey and vanilla lip balm, I can’t wait to try the rest of their products (I have a keen eye on their honey and wild water mint cleansing water).

Very.co.uk, Fashion, #bloggersfestival

Some coming-soon collection from Very.co.uk

It was a brilliant day, perusing the new Very collection, to winning a set of Philips headphones from Urban Outfitters. SEO and PPC experts Search Laboratory were on hand with Ted Baker goodies for a more technical talk about our blogs, and Ecco proved that they’re not just hiking boots, but also do cute and comfortable fashion shoes.

To top it all off, the views were amazing – despite the mist!

Paramount, Tottenham Court Road, London, #bloggersfestival

More misty views over London

A brilliant day all round, and the headphones are my new favourite thing. Events like this remind me time and time again why I love blogging so much, and that there are hundreds of other people like me out there, all doing the same thing. It gives me the confidence to keep at it, and also to never be shy about talking about things I love. I have a few more blogging events coming up, so expect much more information about exciting brands, fab blogs, and more cocktails!

Bloggers, #bloggersfestival

The mass of bloggers!

Check out some of the brands at #bloggersfestival:

Oriflame

Urban Outfitters

Ecco

Quiz

Want Her Dress

Bee Good

Very.co.uk

Cloud Nine

iZBeauty of London

Search Laboratory

Minimum Fashion

Lee Stafford

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2 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for coming along – and for your kind words about the event (queen of blogging events is definitely a compliment – so thank you!). Your pictures are great! I hope to catch up again very soon 🙂

    Scarlett x
    scarlettlondon.com

    • Fran

      Thank you so much for hosting! It was a brilliant day – had such a good time. Can’t wait for the next one 😀

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