I feel like all of my dreams have started to come true since blogging I literally remember speaking to Alice when I first met her;
“Oh, so this is the magazine I can dream to one day get featured in?”
This year I have gone to almost every single Blogosphere event and every time I got to one I always think “this is the best event every” but I genuinely think this one is!
Blogosphere magazine and everything it represents means a lot to me and I feel it has a great importance to the blogging community. Again thinking back to when I met Albertine and Alice and they introduced me to it I remember wondering why more people are not shouting about this amazing magazine by bloggers, for bloggers! If you were to pick up a magazine you would instantly feel the superior quality and level of hard work that goes into making it. This was their first ever awards so it was a HUGE honour to be able to attend not just as a guest but also a nominee.
The event was held in another hidden gem location in London Iris Studios. To get there it was a bit of a walk from the station however it built up the anticipation and then I turned right down an alley way before being greeted and seeing a beautiful red carpet. This led to a rose wall!!! (Talk about perfection)
If that wasn’t enough the main hall was a beautifully purple lit white room (my personal fave) with a wonderful table layout. Drinks were a selection of Fentimans botanically brewed drink with or without Barentsz gin or alternatively you could have a glass of lovely Stassen Cider.
(If you were wondering I love the Wild English Elderflower Fentimans )
When we were all seated the tables each had a copy of the Blogosphere booklet with information about the judges, categories & nominees plus food and drink selections. Thinking back I should have been quite nervous as I arrived alone however at Blogosphere events it always feels really comfortable.
We were all sat in rows so we could natter to new and old friends.
Editor-in-chief Alice Audley was our host looking lovely on stage in a blue dress and the winners were announced for each category;
Fashion Blogger of the year – Fashion Slave
Beauty Blogger of the year – The Sunday Girl
Lifestyle Blogger of the year – Little Thoughts
Parenting Blogger of the year – Someone’s Mum
Arts & Crafts Blogger of the year – A Pair And A Spare DIY
Fitness Blogger of the year – Imperfect Matter
Book Blogger of the year – Little Novelist
Photography Blogger of the year – Kyle Galvin
Food Blogger of the year – The Little Blog of Vegan
Travel Blogger of the year – Twins That Travel
There was a break between the final two announcements for a fantastic performance by the talented Andrea Di Giovanni.
Community Blogger of the year – Just Nadiene
Blogosphere Blogger of the year – Hannah Gale
What that means for the lucky winners is a feature in the next issue of Blogosphere Magazine with Hannah Gale on the cover (so amazing right).
But even more exciting I was one of the winners and honestly I have never felt more of an honour to be apart of such a wonderful community let alone be an award winner within it. Thank you to everyone that voted and to the judges for selecting me words honestly can not express how happy I feel being recognised whilst doing something I love. The room was so positive and so full of bloggers I admire and respect it was just an absolute honour to even be able to attend.