Well as you know I was all prepared and dressed up ready for the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards last week, held at the OXO Tower on the Southbank in London. And it really didn’t disappoint. In many ways.
All ready for the party!
Love Chic Living was announced as the Winner in the Best Interiors Blog Category and I was stunned! Thrilled, excited, honoured and stunned. You see I really didn’t expect to win. The other blogs in my category were amazing, many of them established much longer than me with a bigger following and fabulous content. So when my blog was called out I was really shocked.
The night itself was fabulous. Sponsored by Next and hosted in the OXO2 venue overlooking the river, it was chic, contemporary and very sassy. Champagne on arrival followed by the complimentary Pink Vodka bar. We really were spoilt and drank Pink Cosmopolitans (of course!) all night long. Delicious canapes were served as we chatted and mingled with fellow bloggers.
Strangely all of the Interior bloggers gathered together just by chance and we had a great night swapping stories and experiences and generally finding out more about each other and our blogs. Jenny from The Treasure Hunter, Sam from Design Lovers Blog, Caroline from Patchwork Harmony and Antonia from Tidy Away Today were great company and it was lovely to meet them face to face and talk blogging. Do check out their blogs for an extra fix of home and interiors.
From Left to Right: Caroline, Sam, Jenny and Antonia
And here I am with Antonia who won Highly Commended for her blog Tidy Away Today
It was lovely to finally meet the girls from Spreading Jam too – Tash and Gemma
So what else was on offer. Well the nail bar did a wonderful job painting colour into the room.
And the Next models were strutting their stuff, showcasing some of the Christmas collection.
There were false eyelashes going on and great tunes all night.
The photo booth was great fun and the Interior Bloggers all squeezed in together to commemorate the night.
My moment came towards the end of the Awards and here I am with the ladies from Cosmopolitan and Next receiving my award.
The print is just beautiful and personalised with my blog name.
And so the night was over and it was a short trip back to my hotel on the other side of the river. You can always rely on the Premier Inn to give you a good night’s sleep and a very mighty breakfast. It was just what I needed the following morning!
Thank you if you voted for me or supported me in these Awards, it means a lot to me and I’m very grateful that you take the time to do that.
I would like to thank Cosmopolitan and Next for putting on a great night. You can see more of the pictures and a video montage of the night on the Cosmopolitan online magazine.
And of course a special thanks to my collaborators. The Premier Inn for a wonderful night’s stay, always a pleasure. Homebase and John Lewis Nottingham for helping me with my fabulous outfit and travel expenses.
Here’s to a fab night, and a wonderful win!
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