Yet again, the lovely ladies at Intu Victoria Centre in Nottingham pulled it out the bag with a fantastic Blogger Event for us all! The other Saturday a group of us headed to town to discover what the shopping centre had to offer for the Spring/Summer season this year! As always I was completely blown away by the fantastic afternoon Claire, Amy and the team put on and I wanted to share with you all the fun that we had!
We met at Caffe Rizzoli again for prosecco bellinis and chocolate truffles and a chance to have a good catch up. As ever, Jeremy, who owns Caffe Rizzoli, was the perfect host and gentlemen, offering us a multitude of different flavoured drinks and carrying some of our many belongings over to the table for us. I have thoroughly enjoyed the times I’ve visited this lovely prosecco bar and I’d recommend it to anybody shopping in Nottingham! It’s such a lovely luxury experience and has helped Victoria Centre to up their game even more!
From there we headed downstairs to the main open area in the centre to watch a little demonstration on some of the seasons upcoming fashion trends and how to wear them whatever your size, style or gender. I really enjoyed watching this and the look book wall behind the presentation gave me so many ideas and a lot of clothing envy! I find it really hard to piece outfits together so it was great to get some inspiration, especially regarding how you can use the pieces in more than one outfit!
After this we were each given a style challenge! We picked out a gift card from a bag which had one of the upcoming trends attached to it. We were generously given £20 each to spend at any outlet in the centre with the aim to find something to match out trend. I pulled out the Red trend and i’m sad to say I failed miserably! Not only did I turn up late, but I also turned up empty handed! That’s right, 40 minutes of running around an array of stores and I managed to turn up with nothing. I am such a bad blogger!! The lovely ladies let me keep the voucher though so I have up to a year to finally get my bum in gear and use it! They did say I could use makeup as part of the trend but I am in desperate need of clothes so I want to make sure I put it to good use!
After the challenge we all met up at The Handmade Burger Co for a drink and some late lunch. At this point I looked like a completely sweaty mess and my fitbit steps had gone off the scale so I immediately opted for a large gin and tonic! After sipping that for a few minutes I felt a lot calmer, shopping is so bloody stressful! For lunch I had a bowl of their rosemary sea salt chips with some added goats cheese on top and some halloumi bites. I don’t often opt for burgers as a veggie so I was more than happy with a couple of bowls of yumminess to dip in and out of!
Sadly after that it was time to head home! I had such a fun afternoon with the fellow blogging girls and the sneaky hint at the next Intu event that Claire gave us made me even more excited for the next one! If only someone set me a makeup challenge, I would have probably excelled!! Where would you have headed to with £20 burning a hole in your pocket?