Still being a newbie to the world of blogging, I have only attended a few fairly small events. So when it came to my attention that there was to be a bloggers expo, the first thing I did was to find out all about it and get myself a ticket. I could tell from the interest generated on social media that this would definitely be an event to go to.
The expo was organised by London Meet Up (also known as LDNmeetup), who regularly hold events for bloggers. This particular event was to be held at the Danubius Hotel in Regents Park.
The day before, I was trawling through Twitter (as you do) and I answered a request from two bloggers to attend the event together. Throughout the day we messaged each other and made our arrangements for the next day. I literally could not wait, as I knew from the LDNmeetup website that there would be amazing brands at the event. Furthermore I had made two new blogger friends Nat (beautyboxobsessed) and Jade (jpoppy-thats-just-me). I was more than ready!
So on Sunday 24th July, off I went to meet my new pals at St Johns Wood Station. I have to say, we got on so well from the start. As I said being new to blogging I am still ‘finding my feet’, so to meet others bloggers who were so welcoming was a great way to start the afternoon.
As we arrived at the hotel, we actually bumped into some other bloggers, and just got chatting. I literally couldn’t get over how friendly everyone was. By the time we entered the hotel, our initial group of three had increased, having added the following ladies to our crew: Chelsey (chelseyprentice.com), Jess (thewildflower.co.uk) and some others.
The Event and the brands
There were a number of brands (some established and some new) showcasing. I have to say the representatives for each and every brand were so nice, spending the necessary time to give information and some goodies from their brand.
Dr Paw Paw
At an event I had attended a few weeks prior, I had been given the Dr Paw Paw original balm in a goodie bag, and had been using the same ever since as I really liked it; needless to say when I found out they would be at the event I was more than happy.
What I like about the balm in particular, is that not only can it be used on your lips, but can also be used on your cheeks and as a cosmetic finish. Furthermore, a little goes a very long way!
I just have to say I absolutely loved Jewellery box. Their jewellery pieces were so delicate and feminine and I immediately wanted everything. What also stood out for me was the effort made regarding the display of the jewellery, I honestly could have looked at their stand all day.
As part of the goodies given to us bloggers Jewellery Box, gifted some of their jewellery. I received a necklace which I just had to take a picture of 🙂
Jody Bell is a fashion designer that designs not just clothing, but accessories such as bags and hats. Jody currently resides in Spain and has dressed a number of celebrities that both you and I know. The collection at the expo included gorgeous jump suits, play suits and dresses which definitely have that ‘fashionista feel’.
I was lucky enough to speak with Jody and find out about her brand. Jody told me that she would be at this years New York Fashion week. From what I could see, if you haven’t heard of the Jody Bell brand…you soon will.
A glimpse of the other brands
To find out more about the brands mentioned above and the other brands that were at the expo please click on the following links:
Overall I have to say that for my first major blogging event, I was completely impressed. For me one of the reasons I enjoyed it so much was because of the people I met…seriously my new blogging friends are great! Looking forward to seeing you soon ladies 🙂
Furthermore the products we were given superseded any expectations that I had prior to attending.
For anyone contemplating taking up blogging I would seriously advise to subscribe to LDN meetup, and follow them on social media as the sense of community is great and you ultimately get to meet people with the same interests as you. As for me, I look forward to the next event 🙂
Find out more information via ldnmeetup or follow on twitter at @LDNmeetup