So the Saturday before last I was lucky enough to attend the #SotonMeetUp with 21 other bloggers from and around Southampton. The meet up was organised by Alice from Annie Writes Beauty and Amy from Amzy in Wonderland and they did an incredible job, the day went so smoothly and everyone who attended had an amazing time so thank you girls!
The day started with a couple of us meeting at the train station and walking to Orange Rooms together. The venue is situated in the heart of Bedford Place serving cocktails and food during the day and turning into the perfect evening venue at night. Upon arrival first stop was the bar where I chose a Mango & Raspberry Rekorderlig at first and later a Pornstar Martini, then it was back outside to meet everyone and talk all things blogging.
We then descended on the Tiki Bar which was our reserved area for the afternoon. There was several booths and then a larger area where we chose to sit armed with our cocktails and name badges. The talk then turned to food with our lunches starting to arrive in quirky little cardboard boxes. I chose the nacho chicken wrap which was ah-mazing, so good in fact that I dived in and finished most of mine before giving a second thought to taking a picture (bad blogger) I would 100% recommend eating here, the bar is so quirky but sophisticated and the menu is so, so good!
After food, there was a small raffle where we were each given a ticket and there were 5 prizes on offer. I actually won the last prize sponsored by Pillbox Chemists which was the Nicki Minaj Pink Friday perfume which was a lovely bonus as normally I never win anything.
Finally our goodie bags were handed out and when I say they were over flowing, my god you can’t even begin to imagine how much was stuffed into these small paper bags. The girls did such an incredible job with these we were all so shocked with how much was inside. There were brands I have tried before such as Benefit, Lush, The Body Shop and Batiste and lots of new brands I had heard of but hadn’t tried yet including Manuka Doctor, E.L.F, Miner cosmetics, Decleor and Metcalfe’s – which I have since developed a slight obsession with, this is literally the best popcorn on earth…trust me!
There are some amazing products which I am so excited to try out especially the Little Forest Soap which smells absolutely divine and the E.L.F nail polish which is the most gorgeous blue. I also can’t wait to style the piece of statement jewellery I received from Lylia Rose. Overall the day was lovely, the girls did such an amazing job I don’t know how they managed to organise such a perfect day. I’ve got all my fingers and toes crossed for another meet up soon.
* all event photos courtesy of Alice.