“What do you do everyday?” is a question I’ve been getting a lot lately.
Come to think of it, people have been asking me that all my life! Somehow people always seem to think I do nothing but loll around all day- even when I had a full time office job… The question used to annoy me, as it was delivered with a spoonful of patronising. But today I think it’s a worthwhile question and I thought I’d give you some insight into the life of a blogger 🙂 Not quite full time (yet?!) as I’m not actually earning anything but as a resident of the Land of the Aspiring Entrepreneurs, I’m pretty much at it (almost) every waking second (and dreaming one too.)
Is it weird that I dreamt about my blog 3 nights in a row this week? Maybe it’s a sign that I need to unplug the computer…
Saturday: Blogger’s Festival
Excluding the Nu Skin event and the #bloggershouse dinner that Laura of Heroine in Heels had organised, this was my 1st bloggers event so I was pretty excited! I don’t think attending blogger events will ever get old, but ask me again in 2 years 🙂
Sadly I won’t be able to join the Bloggers House- basically a house full of strangers flatting together with (possibly nothing but) blogging in common. Big Brother for Bloggers?!- as my flat hunt is on a different schedule from the other girls. It’s such an amazing and fun initiative though and one I would have loved to be part of.
Here’s a re-cap of the amazing night.
The lovely folks at Scarlets took amazing care of us- check out cocktails they brought us! It’s fun being a blogger!
Maddi from a Life Passport was game enough to try the blue concoction.
The starter special of the day was Baked Camembert and it was served nice, hot and oozing. Yuuuuuuum.
I hardly order cooked salmon – I like it raw!- but I’d just eaten 2 hours before the dinner and wanted something light. (Yes, 2 courses is light for me….) Surprisingly, it was pretty good. I really liked the grilled asparagus and beans in the salad. Tasty, crunchy and healthy!
3 days later, it was Bloggersfestival. I decided to wear the Dannijo-esque necklace I had previously made.
Pearls + black lace? (Sandro top) = Aspiring fashionista! 🙂
Putting the finishing touches on my make-up.
In corporate world, I hated networking. But somehow, with blogging, I loved it. Getting to know other bloggers is, well, fun! I’ve already been canvassing the London Bloggers Facebook group to organise Day Trips from London, Crafternoons, Afternoon Teas… you name it!
BloggersFestival was held at the Conrad in London- I didn’t even know London had a Conrad Hotel- and felt Rather Important walking in! 😛
Look at all those goodies! My Mom is definitely more on-board the blogging train after seeing those! 😛
Sunday: Blog Stock Festival
Except, I was too sick to go. £100 down the drain!! 🙁
Planned my posts for the upcoming week.
Finished a tutorial for CT Magazine- it’ll be the first time a Hapiness, Wherever tutorial will be featured in the press. Excited!!!
Liked what I made so much I wore it to…
Monday: Blogger London Fashion Week
It’s my 1st time at a Fashion Show! I LOVE how this model plays with the dress. And her cheekbones are, to-die-for!
Backstage with the models & designer
No introduction needed, surely? 😛
Little Ondine nail polish. Apparently you can peel it off and it has no chemicals. Sounds amazing to me! I’d love to try it!
The ultimate luxury- custom made lingerie! Meeting the creative genius behind withlovelilly.bigcarel.com
I love having candles burning round the house & scenting the air. My go-to is usually Diptyque but I love trying new brands such as British candlemaker Maison Ves at #BLFW- it’s very in touch with modern culture and capitalising on the #hashtag culture. All candles are crafted for specific occasions, with their own hashtags.
Skyping with my Mom & showing her the loot.
My feet were killing me after #BLFW so Tammy & I stopped by Mondrian @Sea Container for lunch. Yuuuum
Good choice, since it provided me with my favourite Instagram pic (@zenofhapinesswherever) – the photo was almost worth the (tiramisu) calories…
Tuesday: It’s my birthday till I say it’s over 😛
Some friends kindly took me out for lunch & dinner! Wahaca & Bar Shu. Mmmmmmmm….! Interspersed with browsing at Liberty’s, trying to get good shots for my Instagram account.
Wednesday: Where DIY meets the runway
Doing DIYs for London Fashion Week. We got front row seats so the pressure is on! If I need to appear in Clothing Rags, at least my jewelry will be ah-may-zing! 😛
Once upon a time, I rode 5 times a week. In my new life in London, I’m lucky to go once. But absence makes the heart fonder. At least it makes mine- Not sure how Harvey feels!
Friday: Charlotte Olympia Fall 2015
Kept up with the #BLFW dress code of all black but glammed it up with gold bracelets and necklace- DIY, of course 🙂
Previewing the Charlotte Olympia Fall 2105 Collection, complete with champagne.
& macarons. What is life, without macarons? #justanotherdayinthelifeofablogger
And it’s a good one too 🙂