13 November 2013

19 Gorgeous Covent Garden Afternoon Tea Blates

Blogging for me, is about community. Enhancing old ones and making new ones.
 

Saturday afternoon was cold and miserable outside, but inside a London hotel room a meeting of 20 of the loveliest blogging ladies came together for a feast of laughter, bubbles and afternoon tea nibbles.

We spent over three hours shooting the breeze, making new friends, catching up with old ones and meeting some oldnew ones. You gorgeous girls! It was a fab afternoon. The highlight of my day was matching proper real life smiles to bloggers who make my day with their sweet blog posts.

How do you know this is a blogger meetup? Bubbles, 5 cameras, 5 phones and cupcakes.

Whilst the table groaned with some delicious sammiches, cupcakes and other goodies...


...down in gluten free corner the goodies were pretty scrumptious to boot. I'm not a connoisseur, and bar a dearth of scones, the offerings were pretty darn tasty.


 
Representing at least 10 countries spanning the globe, it was a multi-cultural affair, with such a wide variety of bloggers and blogging topics. There was an awesome suggestion of speed chatting, much like speed-dating, but we ended up naturally falling into a sweet rhythm which meant we got to speak to so many lovelies (Could I use any more superlatives? It was all the sugar, I swear,) but not everyone. Next time!

Our two lovely mischief ringleaders were; Selena from Oh, the place we will go! & Bonnie from A Compass Rose. Thank you ladies, without you who knows what we would have been doing that day. Nothing so fun, I'm absolutely positive about.


Gina from Sweet Serenity
Mandy from Emm in London
Jacintha from Urban Pixxels
Anna from Eat, See, Do
Shobha from NYLon Living
Annie at Sew Graceful
Melanie from Melanie Fontaine
Samantha from To the Days Like This

I can't sign off without an artistically blurred (I mean selected focus depth) shot of the golden sheeps in the foyer.


Thanks also to the Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street for taking such great care of us (and for the complimentary bubbly). They were great fun with such a large group (though wielding so much deliciousness, you can't really go wrong!)

Ps. Ladies I'll take the above off if you feel like you look like a hot mess, just pop me a message!

16 comments :

  1. Aww, I didnt do anything. It was all Selena's amazing handiwork. I was just super excited about finally getting together with so many great bloggers! :D Loved remembering the day through your lovely photographs. Thank you for sharing and look forward to the next meet up! x

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    1. No, Selena credits you with a lot of the impetus. How ever it was, I'm so glad it was mooted and organised! See you soon hopefully! x

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  2. Ha! That picture of everyone with their cell phones and cameras is awesome! That's a great capture! Any other group of girls would have instantly dug into the food, but not bloggers! :o)

    It really was a wonderful afternoon. I need to tell Selena to go ahead and count me in on the next one. Unless I'm out of the country, I will SO be there!

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    1. It really summed up the day for me - we are such bloggers!

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  3. this is so lovely, 10 countries as well?! insane, and amazing at the same time.

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  4. Great photos! We didn't get a chance to chat this day, maybe next time. And I agree, such good food!

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  5. This looks like so much fun!

    I really want to get involved with some blogger meetups.

    Hmm maybe...

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    1. They can be such great fun - so many nice people interested in much the same as you!

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  6. You got great photos!!! I need to concentrate better ~ next time.
    It was wonderful to see you and your hugs and support are incredibly appreciated. So happy I have come to know you through blogging. It was a lovely afternoon. Looking forward to the next time I see you. x

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    1. Heh, they are just phone snaps. I realised I was too busy taking them & had to make a conscious effort to put the phone down & get socialising!
      And you x

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  7. It all looks so lovely. I hope there's one next year for when I am there!

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    1. Hopefully - any excuse for us though to be honest :D

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  8. The gluten free food was good! I forgot to mention that!

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