Friday, 19 August 2016

Event | Aint No Party Like A #LRSummerParty


Earlier on in the month I had a super secretive, super luxe email arrive into my inbox that got me very excited indeed!... 'LaRedoute requests your prescence at our blogger Summer party for cocktails, canapes & treats galore.' The location was a secret & after seeing photos from LaRedoutes' previous Christmas party I knew I had to say yes!





It was revealed last minute, but the #LRSummerParty was being held at New Craven Hall, a super new event location situated a short minibus ride from Leeds City Centre. We must have been one of the first groups to congregate at the new urban luxe location as it's founders Ben & Jane only thought up the idea for New Craven Hall in February of this year. The space is beautiful, it's really light & open with exposed red brick walls and a super high ceiling plastered with the twinkliest of fairy lights - Ideal for a blogger event like this!







After mingling with some blogger babes over a couple of Rose spritzers (as you do), Laura thanked us for coming officially welcomed us to the #LRSummerParty & set us our first challenge of the night... Styling LaRedoute. Around the room there were various clothes rails filled with gorgeous pieces from LaRedoutes' collection & our mission, if we chose to accept it was to style one of their pieces and flaunt it in front of the camera! Eeek!




Our second surprise of the night was an evening Ice-Cream delivery, which got my inner seven year old very excited! I remember hearing the Ice-Cream vans musical notes before it got announced and thinking I was going crazy... There was a DJ inside the venue playing relatively loud tunes, but in the back of my mind I could hear what I thought at the time was childrens' nursery rhymes. It was the weirdest experience ever. It's safe to say though, I wasn't going crazy & it was in fact a rather delicious surprise. You can see by mine & Rachels' faces that we were loving it!






Towards the end of the night and after our yummy treats, Laura had a couple of prizes to give out to the bloggers who had suppressed their social media expectations! Jenna was their Hashtag Queen, Lucinda their Style Guru, Kristina their Instagram Extraordinaire, Lauren their Photo Shoot Superstar & Lizzy their Fashionista of the Night! All five ladies won some amazing prizes and it was a lovely way ending the night on a high!


When leaving the event, we were all gifted with a super special LaRedoute goodie bag containing my dress of choice (there's a post with that to follow, although I'm pretty sure from this post you can tell which dress I chose), the cutest tan rucksack I think I've ever seen & a couple of treats from Molton Brown, Seventh Heaven & Vita Coco.

Thank you so much to Laura for inviting me to the #LRSummerParty - I had an absolutely fabulous night & it was amazing catching up with blogger friends, old & new!

Claire.X

**All photographs featured in this blog post were taken by David Lindsay** 
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  1. Such a good event/party! Was lovely to meet you. :)
    I still can't believe there was an Ice-cream van!
    Looking forward to the next one.

    Caroline.x
    www.carolineelgeywhite.com

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    1. Lovely to meet you too :-) I had a fab time & definitely lookign forward to the next too. X

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