ShinyThoughts of #TheBloggersMarket no.2!

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the bloggers market 2015 the hoxton hotel

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the bloggers market hoxton hotel apartment

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#TheBloggersMarket at The Hoxton Hotel

Did you hear about #TheBloggersMarket? If you haven’t then remember the name now because it’s almost certainly coming back! Essentially, it’s a fun day out in London for girls like you where you can come and shop the wardrobes of my besties Carrie, Dunya, KristabelLiv and I, plus get involved in activities and catch up with friends!

Last weekend we held our second Bloggers Market and here’s how it all went down…

Nice and early, at 7:30am Kristabel and I stuffed what looked like our whole life into the back of a big Blacklane taxi whilst spewing numerous apologies to our driver who looked mainly bemused by all the suitcases and coloured boxes. Balancing a mirror on our feet, off we headed for central London, tweeting and snapchatting as we went, of course.

At 8:30 we united with the other five girls at the The Hoxton Hotel on High Holborn along with 4 our amazing helpers Paige, Ron, Anne-Sophie, and Gemma who got up early on a Saturday just to muck in! Girls, we could not have done it without ya! A few sofa moves, croissants and rail deliveries later, we had the beautiful Hoxton Hotel Apartment just how we’d imagined.


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the bloggers market 2015 emma block painting

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We’re Open!

Next in came 120 KrispyKreme doughnuts (yes, we just about resisted eating them all before we opened) and 4 trays of Yo!Sushi along with the prettiest plates by Talking Tables to Instagram them on. The girls set out all our Appletiser bottles (it’s my fave soft drink so I was chuffed!) and helped arrange The Lounge to host all of our little extras. At 10:30, after the mandatory pep talk, we pulled across the sliding doors and in flooded your faces!

It was a damn good day with lots of you getting your make up touched up by the Benefit Cosmetics girls or getting beautiful braids done by Hair by Joel who styled lots of you at our last event! One of my favourite parts of the day was seeing so many of you adorably illustrated by our talented friend Emma Block! Demand for the cute watercolour interpretations kept her busy painting for much longer than we’d imagined so thank you Emma!

To round off the day perfectly, Liv’s singer-songwriter friend Shannon Wardrop treated us all to a dreamy acoustic set. It was pretty tricky trying to have a cheeky browse of my friends’ rails with Shannon’s incredible voice stopping me in my tracks. Do take a listen!


the bloggers market 2015 appletiser tweet shop

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the bloggers market 2015 krispy kreme doughnuts

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the bloggers market 2015 hand painted bags

the bloggers market listening to shannon wardrop play and sing

the bloggers market 2015 the hoxton hotel holborn

the bloggers market 2015 five friends

Thank you so much to everyone who came down to shop and hang out and special thanks to Amber Rose Photography for snapping behind the scenes to get these great shots!

Want a bit more of a snoop? Take a look at #TheBloggersMarket hashtag!



  • Anne-Sophie September 11, 2015 at 6:14 PM

    I know I’m a bit late, but thank you so much for the mention! It was a pleasure to hang out with you lovely girls and I was happy to spend my Saturday helping out at such a fun event 🙂 I’ll be at the next one for sure!

    Anne-Sophie xx
    City Cookie

  • winnie August 31, 2015 at 9:16 PM

    Oh you guys look so happy and what a day it was! I’m so pleased I managed to drop by and say hello – it was wonderfully organised and what an amazing sunny day to have it on!

    • Lulu September 12, 2015 at 6:20 PM

      Thanks for coming Winnie! <3

  • Tessa / Bramble & Thorn August 31, 2015 at 12:48 PM

    This looks like it was so much fun! The photos look amazing, I hope I can make it to one of these events one day!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  • Amie August 31, 2015 at 12:45 PM

    Ahh this looks like such a fab event. I’ll have to come up for one soon, I’ve always meant to and I love all of your girls’ style so I’m sure it would be the most wonderful day!

    XO Amie

    • Lulu September 12, 2015 at 6:19 PM

      Yay come by next time Amie! <3