Last Friday evening saw the Finalists in the MAD Blog Awards 2014 come together at the Royal Gardens Hotel in Kensington for a night of fun, good food, tears and laughter. I was lucky enough to be a Finalist in the Best Interiors category and was thrilled to be able to go.
It’s a wonderful event, sponsored by Parentdish, and organised by Sally Whittle and her team. Arrive early enough and you can be scheduled in for a hair and makeup session courtesy of the Powder Puff Girls, so of course I did. What a fabulous job they did. I’ve never had so many comments about my hair! Loved the up do, and smokey eye makeup which was a real pampering treat after a long week.
I was also lucky enough to be given a lovely dress by Boden, again organised by the MADS team, which is gorgeous and did me well throughout the evening.
After the pampering, came a few pre-dinner drinks with Team Honk ladies, Penny, Tanya and Annie, plus Charlie from Podcast Dove, Fritha from Tigerlilly Quinn and Lori from Wild and Grizzly. What a great start.
And then onto the event itself. What a stunning venue, you really couldn’t fault it, and gorgeous food and wine too.
Watching a bunch of bloggers flash mob the event, with a well rehearsed dance routine really set the tone for the rest of the night, and had me on my feet for a standing ovation.
Now, as you’ve probably guessed, I didn’t win the category, which went to the lovely Fritha from Tigerlilly Quinn this year, but I was thrilled to be part of the celebrations and had a wonderful night. It was so hard to drag myself away for the last train of the night!
Many thanks to everyone who was involved in the organisation, but particularly Sally Whittle and her team. Thanks too, to Brabantia, the sponsors for the Best Interiors category, and Boden for the outfit.