Friday, 1 August 2014

The London Blogcademy Mixer Event #1

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Last Thursday, I headed to the Blogcademy's London Mixer Event, at The Roost in Hackney. I booked my ticket back in June, and had been looking forward to this event, especially as it was my first day of my summer holidays! 
I met up with Tori in the afternoon, & we sat in Green Park chatting & relaxing in the shade for a couple of hours. Tori wrote a superb post here, which you should go read! 
At first I was really anxious about attending the mixer. I was ridiculously excited, but the thought of meeting new people completely overwhelmed me. What I learnt straight away at the event, was there was really no need to be anxious, and it's actually quite easy to just say 'hi' and get chatting to anyone & everyone! The mixer certainly has banished old habits of mine and turned the negative into the positive! 
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The Roost is a gorgeous space. Each room was themed, and if it wasn't for Meryl over at Betty Buttons Photography & me taking a trip to the ladies… we wouldn't of found the rest of the Roost upstairs, with it's wonderful patterned walls and stunning interiors! I'll be posting a 'Behind the Scenes', so watch this space! 
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The cocktails & canapés were delicious, as well as all the sweet treats! I had the Pear cocktail which was provided by Pig's Bladder & Petticoat, and it was so lovely! I didn't even know I liked pears until then! The macaroons were amazing too … and being a bit of a macaroon virgin, I felt like I'd gone to heaven and back again! I can see why people go craaaazy over macaroons, and I'm sure going to be one of those people, instagramming lush macaroon pastel snaps from now on! 
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The first part of the evening was spent chatting to loads of other lovely bloggers. Then the headmistresses gave a Q&A, where I sat taking quite a few notes on my phone, which have been very useful to me these last few days! Then it was time for dancing, photo booth action & drinks. 
It was a wonderful event, and I'm definitely keeping my eyes open, and saving my pennies for the London Blogcademy next year. 
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Above is a sneak peek of a couple of pieces from my goody bag. I did get Crown and Glory ears… my sister claimed them the moment I got home! 
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& some business cards of some wonderful bloggers & businesses. Cheap Frills are an amazing jewellery company, and I am eyeing up their Las Vegas set for payday already! 
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What blogger networking events have you been to before? Have you been to the Blogcademy? Leave your links if you have, I'd love to read about your experience! 

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