Wednesday, 18 May 2016

#LivBloggersBall - May 2016

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Another week, another meet! I love this time of year, there seem to be more blogging events than you can shake a camera at and more new lovely bloggers to meet each and every time. The latest Liverpool Bloggers meet was held this past weekend at the Roxy Ball Room, Hanover Street. Don’t let its name deceive you, this isn’t all marble floors, sweeping staircases, and Cinderella dresses, but fresh dough pizza, homemade burgers, beer, cocktails and balls, from ping pong to pool - game ON!


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I met up with Liv and Jiv, and we made out way over to the venue. From the second we got there we went into instant blogger mode, with cameras and phone whipped out to snap the epic graffiti that adorns the entrance and stairwell. Some of us might have even used the very unique backdrop for some OOTD pictures….Liv…! Come on, a blogger never lets an opportunity go to waste. After a few more bloggers turned up we headed inside to the VIP area, (perks of being a blogger don’t ya know!) where Stephanie, creator of the Liverpool Bloggers group, greeted us with wristbands and a bloggers bellini


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Bloggers piled through the door to a chorus of ‘heyyyy’ ‘hiiiii’ and ‘who are you on Twitter?’ ice breakers as the afternoon got underway. We started off with a brilliant chat from David, one-half of the brains behind Independent Liverpool. It was genuinely fascinating to hear the story of how, after multiple business ideas involving a wheelie bin, over a game of Call of Duty, Independent Liverpool was born. With a passion for local businesses and a need to share that passion, Independent Liverpool started out as nothing more than a blog. Space for the guys to share new finds, foodie favourites and 14 reasons to love cheese. It’s always been about fun, aiming to make even the smallest imprint on the world through words and passion. Fast forward three years down the line and from a humble blog, it’s grown into one of the most well known, respected, discount cards about town, with close to 17,000 cardholders to date! I’m proud to say I’ve been one since the beginning and will continue to stick with the guys as their venture continues to grow, inspire, and of course, feed!


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Next up, Gemma, founder of The Button Boutique shared her small business story with us. What started as a creative way to keep the memory of her brother alive, and years of study and volunteer work has grown into what’s soon to be a television show for Channel 4 (Aug 2016). Gemma was so passionate about the work she was doing, helping sick and bereaved children express themselves through art that regardless of making zero money, she continued on, up cycling on the side and eventually holding workshops that finally got her noticed in a big way! The Button Boutique specialises in craft parties, including crafty hen do’s that include a butler in the buff who you can legit cover in glitter! As well as crafty baby showers and upcycling workshops. She holds workshops in her studio based above Rex, Bold Street, and I would love to sign up for one and get my craft on!


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Teardrop Designs, knew full well how easy it is to attract a bunch of bloggers with some very shiny objects. They had some amazing pieces, though I fell particularly in love with the infinity symbol necklace! We also met Rachael, the founder of Rachie B Designs, who creates the most imaginative, bespoke wallpapers designed to free and encourage your child's imagination. Rachael was so so lovely, I'm not going to lie, who wouldn't want a faerie garden on their wall, close to 30 years of age or not, I'll always be a child at heart. 


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Then it was game, set, match! The pool and ping pong tournaments kicked off. Unsurprisingly by the time it got around to my go at ping pong, I was happily stuffing my face with pizza and ended up missing out! Shame but I had a lot of fun watching some of the other girls play, and calling out and foul play (you know who you are haha!). The afternoon flew by and before I knew it, competitions had been won, goodbyes has been said and it was time to call it a day. I'd had a lovely afternoon at an awesome venue (post coming soon) with lovely people. I was so happy to finally get to sit down and have a chat with Danielle, we've always ended up at the same events and have never managed to get round to speaking properly, so it was lovely to finally get the chance! 

Ping pong or Pool?

Until next time,








4 comments:

  1. This looks so much fun! I wanna meet LIV SO HARD I AM JELLY.

    Corinne x

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  2. Oh my goodnes, it sounds like you had a lovely time! Aren't bloggers the loveliest people? I've never been to a blogger event but I would really love to. There are so many inspiring bloggers that I would love to meet and it sounds like so much fun! Thanks for sharing :) hope you're having a lovely week xxx

    ♥.•*¨ Amanda Says ¨*•.♥

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  3. Sounds a really fun and friendly event Sarah and some really interesting talks. We've got a similar discount card in Stafford although I often forget it and I don't think many people have one!
    Amy at Amy & More

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  4. I was thinking of Cinderella dresses and waltz. :)) The event sounds great, I'm glad you had a wonderful time. x

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