12th September 2014
On the Sunday just gone I organised the first UK Asian Bloggers Meet Up. Saying I organised the event is a bit of a stretch- I just sent out a few tweets and the lovely ladies below responded! I’m still soooooo surprised by the turn out. I was expecting maybe 3 or 4 bloggers might tweet back a yes but we made it to double figures! Yeah baby! there were twelve us in total.
I chose the chilled out The Book Club in Shoreditch for our meet up- where we took over a long table and turned up the noise level in the venue (apologies to the other diners!) The afternoon was so much fun, I enjoyed gossiping about the highs and lows of Asian Fashion, Weddings and Beauty with people that love the industry as much as I do! I was also super excited that Toronto based super star designer and stylist Mani J was over in London. So I invited her to the bloggers meet too.
Here’s some pics of the event and thanks to @Ashichick (Nazma’s sis who took the group pic but can be spotted in the yellow jumper below!)
From L-R we have Mani J, Rabbia, Yasmin, Kayennat, Sharn, Nazma, Me!, Nigar, Raj, Sara & Mandavi
Mani J Mani Jassal
Asian Wedding Ideas– Rabbia
The Desi Dossier– Kayennat & Nigar
Desi Bride Dreams– Sharn
Asian Fashion Blog– Nazma
Secret Wedding Blog– Raj
Sara K Blog– Sara
The Red Notebook– Mandavi
The time flew by and by 4 pm we started to say our goodbyes : ( but one things for sure we will def be meeting again. Next meet up is going to be in Brum and we are leaving it to the gorgeous The Desi Dossier sisters (I want your hair Kayennat aka Rapunzel) to pick a venue!
The meet up is open to all bloggers so if you’d like to come to the next one please contact me or any one of us bloggers on the list! I’m thinking we should aim to double the number of bloggers for the next meeting!
Ahhh! I read The Desi Dossier and Asian Wedding Ideas!!! So cool that some of my favourite bloggers know each other 🙂
Thanks for introducing us to some new names as well!
It was such a fab afternoon!
The Asian bloggers scene in the U.K is tiny compared to India so it was lovely getting everyone together
Thank you so much for organiaie this. It was cab. Had such a great time meeting anyone. Lol at the Rapunzel reference. I actually think I don’t have enough hair *giggles*. Totally psyched about the next one. Thinking of venues.
A bloggers meetup is exactly what I need! Lol I haven’t been to one before but love the idea of chatting away to other like minded people and bonding over mutual passions!
If you do organise another, be sure to let me know. I’m on Twitter at @SafeeraSarjoo 🙂
Have a lovely evening! xx
I will def add you to the list when we start organising the next one. Love to see you there!