Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Susie's Leaving Do

Back in January, I agreed to meet a blogger that I didn't know very well, who had just moved down. Her name was Susie. While waiting about an hour for her, I probably would never have guessed what great friends we'd become. After hanging out several times, one thing led to another and we became fast blogger BFF's, always meeting at least every few days. Susie became one of my closest, most amazing, friends and we've had some amazing times this last year, that I wouldn't exchange for anything!
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Sadly, Susie has to go back to Scotland to finish her PhD, so Rachel and I decided to send her off in style. After frantically emailing companies, venues and bloggers, we organised a pretty special leaving do for Susie.

Firstly a huge thank you to the companies that got involved for the goody bags the we put together for the bloggers attending:

Witch sent over some amazing concealers and powders; Batiste sent cans of Dry Shampoo and mini brushes; Matalan were fantastic and sent over the goody bags themselves, with a jumpsuit and shoes/bag in each one; Jon Richard sent the most beautiful jewellery and Lush sent really great smelling 'It's Raining Men' Shower Gels.

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We started off by having Afternoon Tea at Merkaba, who were lovely and put up with our high pitched 'OMG, You look Great' at each other. They did a great job getting the price really low for us and gave us our own corner where we mingled and ate happily, before giving out goody bags. Afternoon Tea was so delicious and we were ate to the max. There were sandwiches, petite fours (including macaroons), scones and strawberries, as well as Tea.

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(Susie looking great in her sparkly dress)

Next, we headed over to Cafe Luc for cocktails. Again, we had an area to ourselves and were treated so well by everyone there. I'd been there for lunch before anyway and loved the atmosphere there. I'm definitely going to go there again for drinks and lunch.

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Ended our day with drinks at Circus. I went there last week, if you remember and fell in love with the place, and they were kind enough to offer free LFW Pink Runway cocktails,with Pink Pigeon Rum, to us girly bloggers (and my guy friend who decided to join us and hang with hot girls).

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I chose Circus because I remember the entertainment (and drinks) being amazing and I was not let down! Again, we saw two acts dance on the tables. One was a hula-hooper and the next was a hot topless male acrobat.

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(Thanks to Reena for the last 3 pictures)

So, although Susie isn't leaving for another 2 weeks, I will miss her like mad and I hope she enjoyed her leaving do! And thanks to all the bloggers who came to send Susie off:.

Sherin xx

32 comments:

Nautical Wheeler said...

You look great! Love her dress!

Hazel said...

What a lovely thing to do to send Susie off in style!

Diego R. Wyatt said...

What a great send off for her! The gifts look fab (as does the food). I am in love with Lush products and have heard only good things about Witch products.

Diego
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Milana - FashionStyleAdvice.com said...

Aww I wish I could've been there! You're so thoughtful, Sherin!

<3

Savvy Gal said...

ah.... love afternoon tea, how fun.

ScienceGeek said...

Looks like a fabulous day! What a lovely thing to do, and a great demonstration of the wonders of blogging in meeting new friends! :) xx

Haute World said...

You guys look like you had a fab time! I'm loving that first picture of you and Susie. Great goodie bag too!

Tanvi said...

This is the nicest things ever ... What a wonderful gesture Sherin!

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Maria said...

So so lovely, wish I could have been there! LOVE that first photo, you both look beautiful :)

Maria xxx

Bonnie said...

Awwww! It's so nice that you ladies sent her off in style. It looks like you guys had a great time. :)

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wardrobemag.com said...

Wow, the circus stuff looks great! Sounds like a fun evening

Bhav x

Sandra said...

I think every girl wants a friend like you, so sweet! :)

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Susie said...

Aww! This was so sweet! <3 <3 <3 you and totally want to hug you right now--you are the most wonderful person ever!

Tabitha said...

You two look beautiful in that first pic!

Looks like a fantastic day, will be sad not to see Susie at the next Aussie event.

T x

Antonia at Swedish Love Affair said...

Wow, this is amazing! Susie is so great, so are you the organizers!

Kristin said...

What a fabulous way to send off your chum in style!

Margaux said...

aw what a sweet and fun way to send off a friend!

Clare said...

You are such a social butterfly with all your awesome events. And you always look SOOO pretty! I can't take it

Kavery said...

Love the first photo where the two of you look so happy and chic

Jennifer Fabulous said...

You're so lucky to have such a beautiful and sweet bloggy bff who lives nearby! That's awesome. I'm loving all these photos of you two. xoxo

t said...

Looks like a fun time!

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cryskay said...

thats the thing that i love most about blogging! you and susie look so pretty! xx

the nyanzi report said...

looks like a great shindig.

Sunaina said...

Sooo sweet of you! Looks like a lot of fun, good job!

xoxo

Sunaina

Lil said...

I had such a great time! I'll miss Susie. Thanks for organising such a fun event - was great to catch up with everyone xx

Style Eyes Ethical Fashion Blog said...

Sounds like such an amazing leaving party. I am sure Susie won't forget it in a hurry.

Style Eyes Ethical Fashion Blog said...

Sounds like such an amazing leaving party. I am sure Susie won't forget it in a hurry.

Cee said...

It's funny, becaue I know that you and Susie have been together for only a short time, but I've known you both for about the same time that you've been friends, so I find it really hard to picture what it will be like when you don't pop up on each other's blogs all the time! It sounds like you all gave her a lovely going away party, though... And I look forward to seeing photos when you go to visit her in Scotland!
xox,
Cee

Dressing Up For Me said...

You girls both look gorgeous in the 1st photo!

Looks like you and the other girls really had a blast send off party for Susie. :)

Cinz said...

Looks like such a fun leving do! At least Susie won't be too far away from you:)

btw, love the photo of you both beautiful girls:D Love your dress!

Cinz
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Kimberlee said...

Aw that's so sweet of you :)

annie said...

Oh, I am sorry to hear that she is leaving! :( That was so sweet of you guys!

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