Move over London because last weekend was proof that Liverpool is where it’s at!
You name it, from blogging events to the three day fashion event known as the British Style Collective, there was so many wonderful things to do and see all within the lively and friendly city I call home.
First up is CarnLival, apart from being the best name pun I’ve ever heard, this was a fantastic event set up by the lovely Katy and Sam, to meet and socialise with other bloggers. This was my first time attending a blogging event set up by bloggers and all my nerves and anxiety of going solo were completely unnecessary as the moment I got there everyone was so friendly and inviting.
Held at the Yard & Coop restaurant situated in the lively area of Liverpool One, the event was a mixture of cocktails, balloons and music. The perfect party atmosphere.
After ordering myself a Cluck-Old Martini, the afternoon was filled with raffles, prizes, food and enjoyable conversations. There was even a pin the camera on the blogger!
As well as organising the most fun filled afternoon, Katy and Sam are two kind and generous ladies, often donating and spreading awareness on lack of toiletries and sanitary products available in food banks. This is an important issue, which can be easily forgotten when food is the most obvious thing to provide, but when I consider the discomfort and pain I go through each month, and even just my morning shower gel to help me feel clean and fresh, it costs so little to help someone else feel human again.
A quick taxi drive across town, and it was onto Afternoon tea at Aloft hotel with Amanda from Ginger Mum Blogs. A great chance to refuel (albeit with several glasses of prosecco!), and taste a selection of tasty sandwiches and sweet treats, my personal favourite being the homemade short bread biscuits shaped as dresses.
Finally it was onto what I would certainly refer to as the fashion event of the year, The British Style Collective.
A Liverpool first, this three day extravaganza was a chance to gorge on style guides, catwalk shows and industry insider talks across the whole city, as well as dance and music shows to boot!
Of course for a beauty obsessed blogger such as myself, I was not left disappointed, with an array of makeup brand pop-up shops. Inside the shopping hall I was in my element, discussing cruelty free beauty with the creators of Spectrum Brushes and the team at Pixi Beauty (both of which I will be writing posts about asap), as well as staring in awe at the glitter eyeshadows from Prima makeup, another fabulous cruelty free brand.
This was a weekend I’ll never forget and I for one cannot wait to see what they have in store next year.
Liverpool really is the pool of life,