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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

The #BloggersBall 2016 | Scarlett London Events

#BloggersBall 2016

It doesn’t feel like five minutes ago since I was telling you about Scarlett’s 2015 bloggers festival but here we are in June and yet again she has put on another fabulous blogging event.

#BloggersBall 2016

#BloggersBall 2016


Held in the swanky DSKRT venue, the event was choc a bloc with exciting brands new and returning and lots of enthusiastic bloggers snapping away.

#BloggersBall 2016

I went to the event with fellow #cambmeetup bloggers and Peterborough Bloggers Laura, Pippa, Sophie, Beth and hubby Chris; meeting the lovely Sophie and Beth for the very first time. As the event was themed a “ball” I decided it was the perfect excuse to dress up and was in awe of so many other blogger’s style and outfits.

I felt a bit more laid back this year and decided to take my time and chat to the brands I really wanted to speak to – some of those being Jody Bell, WD and Bon Prix. As soon as I saw Jody Bell were at the event I made a b- line to speak to them, being so blown away by the gorgeous photo shoot they recently did with Scarlett.


#BloggersBall 2016

Their couture pieces were just stunning and Melanie told us lots of great information on the brand and Jody herself. The fabric of each garment was remarkable quality with beautiful patterns and we were invited to try on the sample pieces which I would have done had I not been in layers upon layers of tulle skirt!

#BloggersBall 2016

WD were a brand I’d never come across before, with some great techy items for bloggers. If you’re already a blogger I’m sure you will already own an external hard drive for the thousands of photographs we’re all obsessed with taking – am I right? WD had hard drives available that are Wi-Fi enabled, meaning you can transfer your images straight on to the hard drive from your SD card via the slot within the hard drive! From there you can transfer images onto your phone which is perfect for Instagram or blogging on the go and making sure you have enough space on your SD card for snapping away. It’s ingenious especially if you’re away travelling as they’re very compact and light weight to pack and their prices were really reasonable. I’ve already added one to my Christmas list.

#BloggersBall 2016

In between chatting to brands it was nice to head to the lounge area and catch up with blogging pals. Canapes and drinks were being served which really made for a relaxed feel and it was nice to people watch and see everyone enjoying themselves and meeting new friends.

#BloggersBall 2016


#BloggersBall 2016

Speaking of new friends, I met the lovely Sally O’Kelly from The Make-Up Directory for the first time after spotting her in the street on route to the event. I felt like such a stalker tapping her on the shoulder and saying “Hi, are you Sally from The Makeup Directory?”  but I’m so pleased I did as she’s as lovely in real life as she is on her blog and I loved spending the day with her. This for me is one of the huge perks of being part of the blogging community and attending these types of events.

#BloggersBall 2016

Returning to the main event, I went and spoke to Bon Prix who I love seeing year after year at Scarlett’s events. I’ve had the privilege of working with them on their Bon Prix advent calendar last Christmas and find them really fun and creative to work with. They were holding a competition to win one of their summer pieces by posing in their Instagram postcard and a raffle for prizes on their website too.
#BloggersBall 2016

I also loved seeing some gourmet food brands at this year.  Being a huge cider lover, it was great to speak with Luscombe and try their exceedingly refreshing selection. The raspberry was gorgeously sharp and sweet and they were also trying to convince people to holiday in the Devon area. I didn’t take much persuasion that’s for sure!

#BloggersBall 2016

Roam & Relish had the most deliciously cured beef I think I’ve ever tried. Starting off providing raw meats, they have branched out to produce beautifully cured meat sent directly to you in the post.  These brands went down particularly well with my blogger husband Beers Bikes and Bistro who attended as well as other male bloggers. It made a change to see some guys dotted in the crowds of females! Chris was also very excited to see Monin at the event, being an avid coffee lover and Seed and Bean with their chocolate infused with flavours such as fennel, raspberry and mocha. It truly was a taste sensation!

#BloggersBall 2016

There were lots of other brands at the event from On the Dot to So…? , Vatika, Boho Betty, Jeweley Box and lots morebut I didn’t get a chance to speak to everyone.

#BloggersBall 2016

#BloggersBall 2016

#BloggersBall 2016

Before I knew it the event was finished and it was time to leave. It always amazes me how fast the time goes at these things but it goes to show how fun they are too. We all decided to head for drinks after and of course take outfit pictures which are coming soon. Watch this space…

#BloggersBall 2016

If you haven’t attended one of Scarlett’s events, I’d highly recommend that you do. It doesn’t matter if your blog is big or small, new or old – everyone is welcome and it’s a great way to meet like minded people with the same passion for writing. Don’t be afraid to come on your own either. I guarantee someone will tap you on the shoulder and ask “are you _____ from ______ blog?” and equally, don’t be afraid to be that shoulder tapping person.

As always, I took my vlogging camera so check out the video below:




The next event is Scarlett's annual #Bloggers Festival on Saturday 3rd September so keep your eyes peeled for that!

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