Hi my lovelies! How are you this fine evening? We are getting oh-so close to Christmas and I’m so happy about it! It’s the most wonderful time of the year, as the song goes. However, along with the merriment and cheer of the season come a lot of obligations and occasions, which make the wait to Christmas simply intolerable. Such has been the case for me for the past couple of weeks and it’s making me feel so tired and drained. If there was only one event though that I’d go again and again, it’s the Blogosphere Festival at the Landmark.
I don’t know about the rest of my fellow bloggers, but I do love this kind of events. It’s an opportunity for me to see what other bloggers in my field and elsewhere do, and also get inspired not only in terms of content, but also everything concerning blogging. You know when I started I thought “Okay, I love writing so I can probably create something readable so that other people can read it”, but I didn’t have the slightest suspicion that blogging was not only about the writing. It’s photography, it’s the social, it’s all of them together and it is a serious job if you want it to be! So, the Blogosphere Festival was the best thing that happened to me just before the Christmas period.
I first came to know about the magazine, when I saw some retweets on my twitter feed, and this was the reason I subscribed in the first place. Same thing goes for the Festival, as I first took a notice of it on Twitter. But as soon as I learned of it, I bought a ticket, so now I can give you all the scoop about it. And let me tell you, it was such an inspiring event that I cannot recommend it enough!
First of all, I have to say that I loved the place where it was held. The Landmark at Marylebone Road is a gorgeous hotel that I’d like to visit some other time as well. I’d like to dine there, because their Winter Garden Restaurant is one of the most interesting places I’ve been for quite a while. It is simply magnificent! And with a beautiful Christmas tree right at its entrance, I felt right at home! To go back to the festival, it was held at The Ballroom, again a beautiful space for any kind of event. I was spellbound with all that luxury inside, from the chandeliers to all the decorations.
The organisers gave each one of us a bracelet, which instead of being a paper-plastic one like so many others do, it was made of fabric! Kudos for that Blogosphere! Inside the ballroom, there was a space with sitting dedicated for the talks of the day, and on the other side there were some booths and the refreshment table. The first panel of the day was about travel blogging, and started around 10.30 in the morning. I wasn’t really feeling it in the beginning, but with my mocktail, everything became brighter! Eventually though, I found it very interesting and the different perspectives offered by the invited bloggers made all the difference for me.
After the panel, I paid a visit to the booths there, which were an eclectic mix with World Duty Free to All About Hair. I had my hair done (Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU All About Hair! These waves gave me life!), I chatted with other bloggers, grabbed a quick lunch and had a look at NARS Christmas 2018 collection. The girls at the NARS booth were so approachable and very eager to help me. I fell in love with the red lipstick (honestly, you cannot have too many red lipsticks!) and I am thinking of trying the Sheer Glow foundation. Please can someone give me a heads up on this one?
After all this, it was almost 1 pm and I had to catch a train to Reading. However, the surprises didn’t end with that. I received a goody bag from Blogosphere with the most amazing products inside! A beautiful notebook that will see plenty of use (I promise!), a nice pocketbook by Yolt and the most amazing of all, a Dior palette! Oh the perks of being a blogger! I loved it, it is such a nice size and colour (rich red, people, rich red!) that I swear will be travelling with me very soon!
Right now, I feel I have to say again, many thanks to Blogosphere magazine for organising this event to bring bloggers together ahead of the festive season. I can’t wait for many more similar events, as it is always nice to listen to fellow bloggers and learn from them.
Till next time,