This blog post has been a long time coming, and I've wanted so badly to be able to just put it up but my blog post schedule has been ram-packed these past few weeks - this is the only free time I've been able to do so.
A couple of weeks back I attended Liverpool Bloggers #LivBloggersBall event which was held by Liverpool Blogger's Steph Bewley in Roxy Ball Room Liverpool. I was little nervous attending the venue after the trouble I had at the last bloggers event I attended but I'm so glad I attended because I had an amazing time at the event and met some lovely bloggers and brands, so I thought I'd let you all know how I got on.
Masquerade Ball. Since I didn't wear a mask because of my glasses and how it look so odd, and how much I would be blind without them, I want to thank Amazon's Top Star Online for sending me this beautiful Masquerade Mask necklace which I wore for the event.
Phil and myself met up with Samantha and Michala at St John's food court where they all had some McDonalds food before we headed to central station to meet up with Danielle and Sophie. Once we had met up with the girls we headed to the event.
We arrived at the venue and I took the spacious lift up to the rooftop where the blogging event was taking place. If you don't like lifts there are also always stairs you can take too. The whole place is completely ramped and the doorway space is brilliant for wheelchair users. Coming out of the lift I was greeted by Jemma, Olivia and Sarah who were all full-on blog mode taking blog pictures against this huge, yet beautiful, wall showing off the Roxy Ball Room logo design in graffiti. We all chatted for a minute or two and then we all headed inside.
Inside the venue we were welcomed with a hug from our beautiful host Steph, who showed us a small seating area for us to chill and chat whilst we wait in our own little VIP side room of the venue. The room was perfect sized and even came with it's own disabled toilet - bonus for me! Steph gave us all wristbands, a candy lollipop and a bloggers bellini, I loved that Steph and Roxy Ball Room accommodated for me by making some non-alcoholic ones too! We all sat around two tables, chatting and swapping our blogging cards and really just getting to know one-another... it was a lovely Sunday afternoon treat.
I love that a guy came along to talk to us on the day too, a lot of people think that their are only female bloggers out there and that is not the cause at all. Male bloggers are out there and can sometimes do a lot better in their blogs than female bloggers. I got the chance to chat to David a little after his talk with everyone too, and was encouraged to know that Independent Liverpool want to work more with the disabled community and spoonie community, David told me that he'd be in touch with me about this and although he hasn't done yet - I hope he does soon.
Next was the lovely Gemma from The Button Boutique. She told us all about how she carried on her late brother's dream alive to creating crafts and doing up bits and pieces of furniture. After years and years of studying and volunteering in places like children's hospitals, she encouraged them to express themselves through art and crafts, she made no money at all but now finally she can be proud that she has her own Channel 4 television show coming in August 2016. For now though, she has a stall in REX Liverpool where she also does craft workshops for children, and for adults does hen parties and baby showers where she will even come to your home to get your craft on! Something I will be checking out soon!!
Tear Drop Designs and Rachie B Designs too. I've spoken about Tear Drop Designs in the past when I reviewed one of their bracelets, they had some beautiful pieces on show for all of us bloggers to have a look at. Rachie from Rachie B Designs was someone I hadn't met before but I'm so glad I did. She makes wallpapers designed to free and encourage your child's imagination and dreams in life and to make a safe place for them to be in their own bedroom, which I personally think is an amazing thing for children. I had the pleasure of looking through some of her wallpaper designs which she had came up with and put into 'real life' on a child's wall, she also explained to me then that she has also done work for children's hospitals and cafe's etc. I know when I do finally have children I will be making their bedroom as safe, imaginative, inspiring, dream-like as possible so will be hiring Rachie B Designs.
Alisha Valerie. x
[Disclaimer: Thank yo to Top Star Online for sponsoring me for this blog post. All comment and opinions are my own.]