You might have seen on my Instagram that I went to London last weekend. My oldest blogging friend Catherine, (and by oldest, I mean the blogging friend I’ve known the longest), was nominated for a Vuelio Blog Award. Her husband couldn’t make it, so I went as her plus one; her Instagram Husband. And jolly good fun it was too.
Lunch and Lights
Before the awards we went for lunch at Whyte and Brown, a quirky little restaurant in the heart of Carnaby.
We had a lot to catch up on, so it was dark by the time we finished. Carnaby Street Christmas lights are always that little bit different.
We wandered back to our hotel, stopping to smell the roses and admire the windows at Liberty and to enjoy the busy atmosphere on Oxford Street.
The Vuelio Blog Awards 2018
Of course we wanted to get some photos of our evening dresses, so we did a quick photoshoot in the reception area of our hotel. My dress is by Self Portrait, a designer I have long coveted. It was a birthday gift from Ian, (I know how incredibly lucky I am). It started life looking a little different though (see it at the foot of the post). The original straps were too short for me which meant the mesh at the top didn’t sit quite right. My friend Sue, a talented seamstress removed the mesh and put new straps on. I’m going to wear the dress again for an event in January so I’ll get some more photos then.
Catherine’s dress is vintage 1970s from Etsy.
The Vuelio Blog awards were held at the Bloomsbury Big Top. The room looked incredible.
And although Catherine didn’t win, we both loved every moment.
The Prettiest Brunch
It was an utterly fabulous 30 hours or so, and it was an honour to be Catherine’s Instagram Husband for the night.