The Cosmo Blog Awards – Best Interiors Blog – Winner!

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.

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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.

Cosmo AwardsThe Official Photo!

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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My moment came towards the end of the Awards and here I am with the ladies from Cosmopolitan and Next receiving my award.

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The print is just beautiful and personalised with my blog name.

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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!

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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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Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an award winning digital publisher and has been creating interiors and home decor content for over 10 years.
She has an insatiable love of home interiors, has worked with hundreds of brands, and currently supports many bloggers within the creative industries to share their expertise through writing.
She spends most of her time in her little garden office pod, has 2 daughters and 2 (fighting) cats.

Find me on: Web | Twitter | Instagram


  1. becky
    October 8, 2013 / 10:16 am

    Oh really well jen glad it was so much fun and congrats on your award x

    • Jen Stanbrook
      October 8, 2013 / 4:34 pm

      Thanks Becky, I’m still stunned! x

  2. Kristy
    October 8, 2013 / 11:31 am

    Congratulations, you look great! šŸ™‚

    • Jen Stanbrook
      October 8, 2013 / 4:33 pm

      Ah thanks Kristy šŸ™‚

  3. Amanda
    October 8, 2013 / 11:37 am

    HUGE congratulations you so deserved to win, you have an amazing blog. So proud of you, and what a fab night you had too!

    • Jen Stanbrook
      October 8, 2013 / 4:33 pm

      Thank you SO much xx

  4. Paula Harvey
    October 8, 2013 / 12:28 pm

    Well done! you are a well deserved winner! šŸ™‚

  5. Rachel
    October 8, 2013 / 12:46 pm

    Congratulations, Jen, a much deserved award!

    • Jen Stanbrook
      October 8, 2013 / 4:32 pm

      Thanks so much Rachel x

  6. Mummylish
    October 8, 2013 / 1:25 pm

    Hurraaaay for my favourite interior blogger!! Well deserved honey, you are an inspiration! x

    • Jen Stanbrook
      October 8, 2013 / 4:31 pm

      Hehe you are too kind! x

  7. Actually Mummy...
    October 8, 2013 / 5:32 pm

    I was so thrilled for you – fabulous news!

  8. Actually Mummy...
    October 8, 2013 / 5:32 pm

    I was so thrilled for you – fabulous news!

  9. alexander residence
    October 8, 2013 / 7:08 pm

    You are so full of fabulous style Jen, you and your home. So well deserved. Love the pics and agree Premier Inns are a great place to crash! Dress and bag are gorgeous and love the make up xx

  10. KarenAnita
    October 9, 2013 / 1:04 pm

    Congratulations! And what a beautiful award too! Looks like a great night šŸ™‚ x

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  12. jenna
    February 25, 2014 / 8:57 pm

    Gj and congrats:).

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