What a week! It started by finding out I’ve been shortlisted for yet another award – Vlogger of the Year in the Blogger’s Lounge awards – how incredible!!! I’d of course really appreciate and love your vote…I can’t wait to go to another awards party in January, how’s that for something to look forward to post-crimbo! I also tried my first Tiramisu latte from Costa – the Christmas menu tasting is in full swing!
On Wednesday I took an impromptu trip to London to see Elf the Musical and met up with my gorgeous friend Lauren! We drank wine, put to world to rights and got in the Christmas spirit with this delightfully perky production – full review coming this week! On Thursday morning it was Lauren time again when we headed off to the Primark Spring/Summer Press Day to take a look at all the pretty new things they have in store for us next season! I LOVED the homeware and the whole folklore vibe they had going on, not to mention loads of gorgeous new jewellery too – my favourite!
In the afternoon it was time for the Cosmo Blog Awards 2015! The Novotel in Blackfriars – you might remember them from my birthday this year where Joe and I were so impressed I wrote a whole blog review on their hotel – had very kindly invited me to stay with them for the night so I asked Brogan along and we hoteled together in style ahead of the big night! I was starving so ordered room service and took a long monsoon shower with some of my favourite tunes playing out on the Bluetooth speakers (so cool!) to try and calm down before getting ready – I was so nervous! Brogan and I filmed two collab videos so keep your eyes peeled for those before heading out for pre-awards drinks.
The Corinthia had very kindly invited me over for drinks in their Massimo Bar to celebrate being shortlisted in the awards, so poor Brogan was dragged over there next to enjoy some delicious cocktails and incredible Italian Nibbles – it’s a hard life! The bar manager took charge and ordered made us a pair of Lychee Rose Martinis which were quite honestly some of the best cocktails I’ve tasted in London. The Corinthia is stunning as is their Massimo Bar and I will 100% be back in there to show you around in a bit more detail, that’s my kind of place!
The Cosmo Awards were SO much fun and I got the chance to meet up (and have a few cocktails) with some of my favourite blogging buddies and meet some new ones as well! We cheered when all our favourites got their awards and felt incredibly proud to be there even though we didn’t win this time – there were SO MANY votes and entries this year it really is quite the honour to be shortlisted and recognised for all our hard work! More photos from the awards and the inside scoop to come in a blog post tomorrow for you!
On Friday it was time to relax after a long night partying with the most well-timed spa trip I’ve had yet! The Thai Square Spa in Covent Garden had been in touch a while back asking if I’d like to come down for one of their amazing Ritual Thai Massages but my schedule wouldn’t allow it. So I grabbed my spare day in London after the awards last week and ran with it booking both me and Brogan in for a one hour much needed pamper session. I had such a wonderful experience I’ll definitely be writing a post about it in the next couple of weeks – what a great find and perfect timing too!
Watch My Weekly Vlog – Episode 8!
I know I say it a lot but it’s still not enough – thank you for being the most amazing internet team a girl could ask for. Without you I wouldn’t have gotten anywhere near the Cosmo Blog Awards or the Bloggers’ Lounge Awards this year and it truly means so much. You guys rock – don’t stop being awesome!
See you next Monday at 7pm for another Weekly Vlog and Week in Photos post – Guys & Dolls, Birmingham Lunches and Our Christmas Decorations await this week!