Some of you may have noticed on Twitter over the last few weeks some discussions about #sbvalentines, and I’m really excited to finally announce all the details about the event! The event is a little blogger meetup taking place on Saturday the 23rd February from 7.30pm til late at Hemma, 75 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh. Hemma is around a 10 minute walk from Waverley Station (exit via Market Street, cross the road and head along Jeffrey Street until you reach the Pleasance, then just head straight down Holyrood Road) or a couple of minutes in a taxi, so should be pretty easy to get to! There are also lots of Travelodges/Premier Inns/Easy Hotels etc. nearby if you’re coming from out of Edinburgh and fancy making a night of it!
On to the party itself, what have we got planned? As well as having some drinks and chit chat and generally just having a nice evening meeting other bloggers, we’ll also be doing a bit of speed dating, and holding a charity raffle. The speed dating will be a fun way to get to know everyone (we hope!) as often at events it can be difficult to find time to get round and talk to everyone. It’ll also help to break the ice as it can be a bit daunting trying to introduce yourself to a bunch of strangers! Don’t worry, we won’t force anyone to go on a date afterwards (well, probably not) but hopefully it’ll give everyone a chance to swap names and blog addresses and find out a little bit about each other. We’ll also be holding a raffle in aid of local charity Shakti Women’s Aid, so remember to bring your pennies along as there are lots of lovely prizes up for grabs. We’ve had very kind donations from the likes of Black Box Boutique, Cuckoo’s Bakery, Doodles, Sister Vintage, Dotcomgiftshop, Lashes of London, Ginger Pickle, Lyceum Theatre, Osmo, Godiva Boutique, Kiehl’s, Leo Bancroft, Pippin, Totes Amazed and lots more! A couple of our sponsors will also be coming along on the night to showcase some of their products, exciting!
Everyone is more than welcome, whether you’re a brand new blogger or have been to events before, so just let us know if you’d like to come. If you’ve already sent us an email, an official invitation should be winging its way to you, but if not just send us a quick note to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you’d like to attend. If you’d like to come please RSVP by Monday 18th February, just so we can finalise things with the venue and organise some goody bags for everyone attending! Remember to check our hastag on Twitter, #sbvalentines, to keep up to date with what’s happening. Feel free to share this post to get the word out, or pop one of these little buttons on your blog:
Everyone dig out your best first-date-dress and join us for an evening of fun! SO SO EXCITED. Hope to see you all there!