Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Ladies Night with the Leicester Bloggers

Last Friday, I met up with a few local bloggers 'for dinner', or so we thought!!
Arranged by the lovely Laura/Extreme Housewife, we were told to meet outside The Cosy Club at 6.30pm. I got there a little earlier but luckily Hollie/Hollie Rose Blog, who I'd had the pleasure of meeting before, was there too. We were soon joined by a lovely lady called Sammy who introduced herself as our photographer for the evening! I think our faces said it all!! 

Sammy was from ZigZag Photography, a local photography studio based off Clarendon Road. I was slightly gutted I hadn't made more of an effort for the photos, haha. But glad there was someone with a camera on hand, as I didn't want to lug my Canon1200 around.

Before long the rest of the ladies had arrived; Kirstie/Kimamely Beauty, Charlotte/Discovering Charlotte, Radhika/Radhika Recommends & Steph/Priceless Life of Mine, and Laura revealed the secret. We weren't just having dinner, we were about to experience a few little treats courtesy of Highcross Street's finest!!

First of all, a pop up tutorial in gorgeous boutique salon, Danique Hairdressing. We were greeted by salon owner, Keri and her lovely staff. Spoilt with a glass of Peach Bellini, we were sat down while Keri explained we were about to have a masterclass in the latest seasons 'Fashion Fixes' by Label.M. 



Keri, who recently won Label.M's Product Expert 2015, explained that these styles were super easy to do at home. But for those that aren't so great with hair, like me, they offer a service in salon where they can transform your locks into these beautiful styles for just £25.00.



Keri transformed model Georgia's hair into a cute nouveau knot in just a few minutes before Hollie stepped up have her hair glammed up  for the evening. 


I have to mention just how lovely Keri was. She was so down to earth and friendly and made us feel so welcome! It was the end of a busy Friday, yet she was still so happy for us to be there, she was full of advice and that for me, made me want to go back!

Before we left, we were gifted some fantastic goody bags which included lots of information on the haircare brands they're proud to work with, along with some travel size versions of Label.M's dry shampoo and hairspray, which I can't wait to try, and best of all a voucher for a complimentary cut and finish. I'm super excited to go and be pampered! 



Next up, dinner at the Cosy Club
We had a lovely waiter looking after us this evening, he poured us all a glass of Prosecco courtesy of the Cosy Club, which was really nice of them. We were all presented with a gorgeous, hand-made goody bag, crafted by Laura herself! It was really lovely of her to put these together as well as organise everything! Inside were some fab goodies from local businesses, Zig Zag Photography (including a photo shoot voucher, how exciting!!), Avon treats from Hollie and contemporary interiors store, Blue Sun Tree





We all tucked into our yummy meals (after taking a few snaps of course!) while chatting away. It's always a bit nerve-wracking meeting new people, but the ladies were lovely!

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After we paid up, Laura revealed our final surprise of the evening, to finish off our night nicely with a yummy cocktail or hard milkshake at Meatcure. I'd heard great things about Meatcure, and I'm pretty desperate to try their dirty burgers, they look ah-maaazing!! With their quirky interior, Meatcure prides itself on creating the best burgers, the old-fashioned way. We sat ourselves down and quickly decided on our drinks. I went with The Dirty White, which is an alcoholic milkshake made up of vanilla, Oreo's and Amaretto. YUM!! It was a beauty, I can assure you! I'm definitely going to take the other half for a cheeky visit when we get the chance!!



It was a fantastic night, Laura did an amazing job and we all had a great time! Can't wait to see them all again soon! 

 
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44 comments:

  1. Great post Lianne. Look forward to doing it all again soon!
    Steph
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    www.pricelesslifeofmine.com

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  2. Lovely event ! I wish I could one day go to something similar. I just discovered your blog through another lady who was at this event too (she left your link). :)

    http://allornothing-blog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Sounds like a great event and a lovely group of friendly bloggers. I went to a Hampshire event this week too!

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  4. What a really good idea and it is so good you get to spend time with blogger friends too x

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  5. Wow, what a treat! Lucky you. Would Laura like to organise some blogger surprises in Hampshire ;) #sharewithme

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  6. I love blogger meetups! I can't wait for my Christmas meal with my local girls! #sharewithme

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  7. Wow what a great time you had! And lots of lovely photos too. I love the idea of a blogger meet up

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    1. Great pictures aren't they!! Wish i could take credit for them!! ;)

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  8. Awww, I'm so jealous. I would love to meet up with other bloggers in real life but they all live up and down the country. However did you manage a local meet up?

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  9. Sounds like it was a lovely meet up - great treats, and fabulous photos.

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  10. What an amazing evening, with fantastic company. So how do you get invited to an event like this exactly ;)

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  11. What a great night! I wish I had more bloggers living in my area, I would love some nights out! Kaz x

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  12. What a fab night out! I use label M shampoo, it smells delicious. How do you find out about local blogger meet ups? I'm new to my area and don't know a soul! #pocolo

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    1. I'd love to try it!!
      We have an FB group, maybe set one up!

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  13. Wow that sounds amazing!! How lucky you were!! I would've loved to do something like that!!! I'm in desperate need to pay a visit to the hairdresser soon!! LOL You all look fantastic. Your photos are beautiful too!! I think I need to start looking for nearby bloggers!! LOL You really had a lovely meet up and some fantastic treats!! :-) xx
    #binkylinky

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  14. Looks brilliant Lianne! What a treat :-) I hope you get to go back to that cocktail place with the other half! Goody bags are the best :-) xx #binkylinky

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  15. Oh wow, lucky ladies :)
    I love going to events with smaller numbers it's more intimate & looks like you guys had a great time.
    Thanks for sharing babe
    Charlotte x

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  16. Ah back from #bestandworst thanks for sharing xx

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  17. Aww this is lovely. Sounds like a wonderful evening, full of great surprises! Love the look of both good bags, can't beat a good freeby! I need someone to teach my how to do my hair, I'm awful. Xx

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  18. What a fabulous event to go to. I really like that it didn't look oversubscribed - it must have been so much easier to talk to people that way. Thank you for linking to #PoCoLo x

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  19. Looks like a great event. Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

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  20. Look like you had a fab time thanks for linking to the Binkylinky

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  21. Oh my goodness looks and sounds absolutely amazing darling glad you had such a great time. Great company and great food. Brilliant. Thank you ever so much for linking up to Share With Me. I hope to see you again tomorrow for another great round! #sharewithme

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