Over this weekend a whole bunch of european and some international bloggers descended on london to attend the meet the blogger event. After a day filled with talks and workshops, it was my turn to design and lead this sophisticated lot around a walking tour of design shops and businesses around portobello and notting hill.
We met at our first destination, the tom dixon shop, where we were each given one of their fluoro bags. This turned out to be a life saver as it was dead easy for me to shepherd them around and quickly spot the whole group.
Next on the list was the eclectic goldborne road, where we visited phoenix on goldborne and les couilles du chien. I want to give a big shout out to ben, who works at les couilles du chien for especially coming in to open up on a sunday (as a favour). I owe you chocolates:-)
Walking down the very long portobello road.
Despite the cold, the bloggers were cheerful, excitable and ready for the next adventures. One of them brought their mum. Now, that’s lateral thinking on mother’s day!
Pedlars welcomed us with open arms. We were given coffee & tea, goodie bags and sophie kindly gave us a talk on the brilliant concept. Thank you so much guys, we had a blast and everyone loved it.
Naughty but nice!
Ceramica blue was another highlight of the tour. Not known to most, the bloggers flocked in and devoured all the beautiful displays. Lindy, thank you for the generous discount and for making us feel welcomed!
SCP was next on the list. A huge thank you to duncan for coming in especially to give us a talk on how it all started. It was fascinating. Thank you also for the goodie bags and nibbles. I think no one wanted to leave. Your shop/showroom is beautiful and cosy.
Our last stop was at made.com Their beautiful showroom on the 9th floor is definitely worth visiting. Thank you james for taking the initiative and amy for the talk. I think everyone was so comfortable and greatful for the drinks and nibbles at the end of a rather eventful weekend. It was the perfect ending!
I would like to thank everyone who attended the design tour for your dedication, high spirits, support and for hanging in there despite the cold. I certainly had a blast and hope you had fun, came away with lots of inspiration and some goodies. A big shout out to all the mummies who somehow managed to free themselves, it’s very much appreciated. I do hope everyone got home safely and that you enjoyed the whole weekend.
Thank you mary-ellen and kelly for your support throughout the weekend and for my lovely flowers.