I had been looking forward to Saturday all week. It had been a long, stressful week at work and I really needed something fun and relaxing to do. Luckily, The Bloggers’ Market was on and my friend Lisa and I had planned to meet there and shop! This was the girly day that I so desperately needed.
I made my way through the rain to the lovely Camden Foundry, excited to see what this event organised by Carrie, Olivia, Dunya, Lucy, and Kristabel was going to be like. Although Lisa and I got there early, it was already packed with girls browsing through racks of clothes. It was great to meet some of my favourite bloggers in person for the first time, to chat with them and – best of all – to shop their closets. I was lucky enough to bag a Laura Ashley trenchcoat from Liv for only £25!
The girls also partnered with Lena Rose Bakery to give out free cupcakes with every drink. Of course I had to get a cup of tea just so that I could try one of the pretty cuptails… and these tasted as good as they looked! Perfectly sweet icing topped with glitter, deliciously moist sponge, with an alcoholic jam center to make things more exciting.
Also at the market was Joël doing hair. This man is talented, hard-working and so patient! He stood for hours doing so many girls’ hair, including mine. I could tell that he was a perfectionist because if he didn’t like something he had done, he would just start over. He knew exactly what he wanted to do with my hair: a fishtail braid updo. I might ask Joel to do my hair next time I have a big event to go to.
This was such a perfect day, despite the rain. Shopping, cupcakes, hairdos, and sushi at Sushi Salsa to finish off the day – what more can a girl ask for? I’m really hoping that there will be other opportunities to go to bloggers’ events like this!