Tuesday, 22 January 2013

#birminghambloggermeetup

Instagram photos from the day

This weekend was one that a lot of us had been looking forward to.. the #birminghambloggermeetup which was organised by Gemma, Clare and Sara. A lot of us were worried we weren't going to get there because of the snow, but luckily most of us made it! All my trains were cancelled when I got to the station - not because of the snow, but because of a signal fault in Aston but I walked to the next station in the snow and managed to get to Birmingham via Tamworth!

The day started the same way that all of the other Birmingham meets have.. in Starbucks in the Pallasades. I was one of the first there and we grabbed the biggest table they had and pulled up some extra chairs while we chatted over a coffee. Once everyone had arrived, there were so many of us that there wasn't room for us all! Once everyone had arrived we split off into groups for a spot of shopping. In my group, there was Victoria, Terri and Tereza who I'd met before and Erica. We didn't want to do much shopping, so I went with Erica to get her tragus pierced, I bought a can of coke and then had to pay 20p for a wee and then we sat in Starbucks and waited for everyone else to finish.

After the shopping we headed over to Rodizio Rico, a Brazilian restaurant situated in The Cube, just behind the Mailbox. There, we were given free cocktails called caipirinhas which were absolutely lethal! They were delicious but after one I couldn't feel my face. I don't know how some people managed to have two or three! There was such a friendly atmosphere in the restaurant and I'd love to actually go for some food sometime.

After the cocktails, we went over to Red Peppers in the Mailbox. I've been a couple of times before; once at the first Birmingham meet and again with my boyfriend and I've never been disappointed. Saturday was no exception - the service was amazing and the food was absolutely delicious. I decided to go for two starters; the ribs and the potato skins which I devoured in about three minutes flat  (while also managing to get lipstick on my chin) and I could easily eat them everyday! I also treated myself to my favourite cocktail - a mojito which was perfect. We were given our goody bags before we ate, which featured fantastic products from brands such as Benefit (I got a full size Porefessional!), Elemis, Rimmel, Revitalash and Macadamia Oil. After the meal, the last surprise was bought out - a cake made by Victoria, which she'd personalised for us bloggers. I didn't get to taste it unfortunately as I had to rush off for the train but it looked amazing!

It was such a brilliant day and it was so good to see some familiar faces and meet some new ones too! It was especially great to meet Erica, Feyi and Carmen! If you're interested in attending a Birmingham blogger meet, me and Chloe are organising one for April 20th. Just let me know and I can pop you on the list!

11 comments:

  1. Reading this has made me SO excited about the Nottingham & Birmingham meets, just signed out for train ticket alerts on East Coast, I hope I can get them all cheap enough as I really want to go to both!

    I love mojitos too ;)

    Amy x cocktailsinteacups.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Just looked up trains and I might be able to get them for like £20 return with my points! If I can find a cheap hotel I am SO there :D

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  2. Looks great, and everyone looks so gorgeous! Glad you had a fab time!

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  3. I'm always so jealous when I see blogger meets! Looks like you had a lovely time! :)

    http://www.danielleyc.com xx

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  4. Oh you're all such troopers getting there in the snow! That's some serious blogger dedication right there ;) looks like you had a fab time too xoxo

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  5. Sounds so much fun - I love the cake! :D
    Am now following :D
    Would love a follow back :D
    icecreamandclara.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. wow, that cake looks so professional! Jealous of the porefessional, mine is almost run out!
    I've only ever been to Birmingham for work conferences, but both the bars/restaurants you mentioned look really nice, kind of hope I get a chance to visit properly!

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  7. this looks like so much fun! i'm never in birmingham for meet ups, always at uni, if i was i'd be there like a shot! x

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  8. Looks SO fun! Sucks that i live in London haha x

    http://lucyandbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Aww thank you lovely! It was nice to get to chat to you properly this time, looking forward to seeing you again soon :) I finally blogged about it & did a cheeky little YouTube video on the goodie bag ---> www.maidenofwood.com | www.youtube.com/MaidenofWood

    Lots of love,
    Carmen xxx

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