Monday, 30 May 2016

Bloggers Brunch at the Cosy Club

I was recently invited to a bloggers brunch at the Cosy Club in Derby by Monet Brooks who organised the gathering. It was a fantastic opportunity to meet other bloggers, network and meet up over a delicious brunch. 

The venue was perfect for hosting a bloggers brunch with plenty of Instagram friendly objects and furnishings! The Cosy Club in Derby is a relatively new establishment so all of the decor is brand new and I really liked how they made it look and feel both vintage and modern. 

When we arrived at our table, it had been set with our goody bags ready which was very exciting! My goody bag contained lots of food items to try including popcorn, a cupcake from a local bakery and sweets! 

For brunch I ordered the Avocado Brunch which consisted of avocado and tomatoes with a poached egg on sourdough toast. It was delicious and I will definitely be ordering that again next time! Some of the other bloggers choices included pancakes and eggs benedict which was also a popular choice. 

I met some fantastic bloggers and had a great morning so thank you to Monet for organising this brunch. 

Saturday, 7 May 2016

The film premiere of 'Miss England: A Serious Business' at Curve Theatre

On Tuesday 3rd May 2016 I was invited to the premiere of the documentary 'Miss England: A Serious Business' at Curve Theatre in Leicester. The documentary was filmed and produced by Pukaar News, a local news agency. It was filmed in 2015 and shows the journey and experiences of five aspiring Miss England contestants. The film included interviews showing both critics of the beauty pageant as well as supporters.

Image credit: Pukaar News

Upon arrival at Curve with some of my fellow blogger friends, we were welcomed with a drinks reception at the Mez and the evening started with a couple of songs sung by Lydia Unsudimi. After this the documentary was shown, followed by an interesting Q&A session. The evening was hosted by Sameena Ali-Khan from ITV News, who did a fantastic job chairing the Q&A session too.

Image credit: Pukaar News

The current Miss England, Natasha Hemmings defended the beauty pageant during the Q&A. She said: "Miss England celebrates all types of beauty ... It makes me feel sad that girls think they have to look a certain way to enter".

I found the whole documentary and Q&A session fascinating as it's interesting to see different people's perception of the beauty pageant. Thank you to Pukaar News for a great evening and to Media TwentyFour for inviting me.

Monday, 2 May 2016

Favourites | April 2016

As the month of May has begun, it's time for me to reflect on my April monthly favourites. I'm really enjoying uploading weekly content to my YouTube channel, so please go and check out my latest video where I talk you through my monthly favourites.

From perfume and candles to a journal and a lovely top from ASOS, watch my video to see the latest products I have been enjoying.

Products mentioned in the video:
Avon Far Away EDP
The Comforter bubble bar
Instant TLC leave-in conditioner
Rituals Private Collection mini candle set
Hedonia Faith Lace Top with Turn Up Sleeves
The Five Minute Journal

What products or things were you liking last month? Let me know below :)

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