I attended the FABB Event last Sunday, a chance to meet with some bloggers peeps I have met before and discover the wonder that is a FABB event.
I started my day with my two favs – Spinach and Feta Omelette and a Green Smoothie, just glad I had this as it turns out I didn’t eat again until very later that day.
I have known about my attendance to the FABB event for weeks now, however why is it whilst trying to be Mrs Uber organised I always seem to spread myself thin. Is anyone else guilty of this?
I was up early kiddo washed, clothed, fed and watered, the husb was having a fun filled day with kiddo, so it should have just been that simple.
Nope. In our household life doesn’t stop because I’m attending an event – weekly food shops still need to be ‘clicked and collected’. So trying to be smarty pants I arranged to collect said weekly shop at 10am, leaving me (in a perfect world) well over an hour to primp and prime myself….
Best laid plans and all that!
In all of my weeks of collecting my food shop the delivery man has always been there in his nice little van waiting for me….not this Sunday. Sods Law.
A frantic phone call to customer services (“I need to be some where” and “this is ridiculous!” and “how can he be stuck in traffic on a Sunday”) after 20 minutes later of time I will never get back…. By this stage to say I was a little panicked. Ha! Understatement….
Back home, shopping unpacked, Sunday dinner prepped, I rushed to get ready – this was military style dressing, makeup and hair. Right. Done…. Ready…..and out the door!
I arranged to meet Sarah, Vicki and Laura mentioned here at The Green Room in an area of Birmingham call China Town. I am normally never on time on this occasion I was…
I bought myself a cup of Peppermint tea with a slice of lemon whilst I waited. The ladies arrived shortly after and we headed down to The Custard Factory where the event was being held.
Once we arrived it was literally a ghost town in The Custard Factory, which is a rarity as I am usually used to seeing the place so busy.
We managed to find the event location in a space called Alfie Birds with the little help of ‘The Nail File Guy’ or so I called him (I cringe now) Tom Pellereau – The 2011 Apprentice winner. Thankfully he took no offence, shook my hand, said hello and helped us find the building.
The event was laid out across two floors, there were a couple of brands I recognised such as Tom Pellereau’s Stylfile, MeMeMe Cosmetics and Mallzee.
Mallzee – Personalised Shopping App
Stylfile – with the ‘nail file guy’ Tom Pelleareau
MeMeMe Cosmetics – Makeup/beauty Brand
Some which were new to me and I will be doing my upmost to find out more about, brands such as Bohdi and Birch, Style Edit, Style Skin and Bee Good UK to name a few.
Style Edit – Online Fashion Brand, I got chatting to the co-founders who were so lovely and engaging
Bee Good Uk – Natural skin care, with main ingredients from British Bees!(Honey and Bees Wax)
Bodhi and Birch – Natural skincare, the founder,the lovely Elijah Choo was so knowledgeable and really took the time to understand my skin complaints.
Style Skin – Luxury Faux Fur Fashion which was extremely high quality in feel and appearance
The goodie bag was uber generous from the ladies who hosted the event Ray and Tor.
I was also given lovely goodies bags by most of the brands and will feature some of the items on more upcoming posts – so stay tuned!
In summary I’m really pleased I attended as it’s was chance to connect with brands – not only for goodie bags, but for collaboration opportunities.
It was a really busy event so the opportunity to speak with other new bloggers was missed, however in the information pack contained with the FABB goody bags Ray and Tor took the time to give a full list of all of the bloggers that attended and their social links, which I thought was a nice touch!
By the end of the day a slight attack of the guilt hit me for missing out on a family day with The Husb and Kiddo, so on the way home I stopped off at Sainsburys and picked up an Apple pie with custard and copy of the DVD Frozen (for Kiddo).
Yes I know we are a little late to owning a copy of Frozen despite seeing it at the cinema a few months back…. Oh the shame!
If you visited the FABB event, what were your highlights?
Thanks for reading….