South West Blogger Xmas! #SWBXmas

Friday 21 December 2012

Last Sunday was SWBXmas! A bunch of bloggers from across the South West got together to have a little Christmas party in aid of Macmillan. There were about 50 of us in total and the party was held at The Birdcage in Bristol. 

Included in the small ticket price of £5 was a free present from under the Christmas tree, a piece of (delicious) cake and a cup of tea. We had lots of time to natter before we were split into teams for the Fashion Quiz! I'm quite competitive so was playing to win but unfortunately it wasn't to be. I think there were about 9 groups and we came 4th which was pretty respectable.

Dress: Jarlo London - Hat: M&S - Necklace: Vivienne Westwood - Bow Ring: (Mood) Debenhams- Stag Ring: Cheap Frills

After the quiz we could mingle again and the lovely girls at The Birdcage treated us to a cup of champers! I was so excited to mingle with some of my fave bloggers that I hardly took any pictures...Whoops!

I had such a nice time and it was sooo lovely to catch up with Amie (Credit Crunch Chic), Emily (emmerliejay), Laura (A Daisy Chain Dream) & my partner in crime Brownie (Soul Sparkler). I love these kinds of events because they're so great for meeting new people, I now have a long list of new blogs to read which I can't wait to get stuck into over Christmas.

I can't speak more highly of the venue. It's such an arty place that oozes vintage style with mismatched furniture and china, it even has a boutique selling vintage treasures! I snapped a few pics to show you but the photos don't do it justice, if you live in or near Bristol I definitely recommend you give it a visit.

After some more tea and live music, it was time to leave. We were given goodie bags with sweeties and a vintage scarf courtesy of The Birdcage. I was one of the last through the doors because I didn't want it to be over, it was too much fun.

In case anybody is wondering, when I ripped open my Christmas present I found a gorgeous necklace from Quirky Quartz! I haven't worn it yet but it's so so cute, I love crystals so it's the perfect gift for me. So many great sponsors supplied presents for the event but I think I got one of the best ones, huzzah! ;)

Has anybody else attended a Christmas blogger meet this year? I can't wait for our next get together, there were tons of bloggers I didn't get a chance to talk to and I'd love to do it all over again soon. If you're a local blogger but didn't make it to SWBXmas, you can join the community Facebook page to be kept in the loop for next time.

I want to say a huge thanks to Gina, HayleyLyzi & Bee for organising everything, they did such an uh-mazing job.

T - South West Blogger & Proud. XoX

P.S If you're also a SW blogger, make sure you enter our Dr. Martens competition!


  1. Fantastic Christmas Tree! I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!:)

  2. Sounds like so much fun! Love the crystal necklace too!

    Merry Christmas! Jen xx

  3. Oh wow, it looks like such a lovely place! I wish there were Blogger events in the North East!
    Megan xxx

  4. This looked like such a good event. I've all but arranged with the organisers on Twitter to come down for the next one!!

  5. Gosh you look so super cute :O

  6. so lovely to see you again my beautiful friend. great post! Much love Amie X x

  7. This looks like so much fun, I hope you all had a ball! You look so cute


  8. Hey! thanks for the comment on my blog! much appreciated. lovely post! i have been so busy i STILL dont even have my christmas tree up yet! lol

    chloe xo

  9. Oooh glad you had such a lovely time! And I absolutely love your hat. You suit it so much. I want a hat!!

    Gemma x

  10. the swbxmas looks amazing- and the venue is fantastic!
    you look beautiful and that necklace is an amazing gift :)
    thank you so much for the kind comment on my blog

  11. yay so many xmas inspirations <3 awesome cus i don't feel xmas , eh

  12. Aww it sounds like you had a lovely time <3

    Jennie xo |

  13. That is a great necklace! And the venue looks awesome for sure:)
    Happy Holidays.

  14. it was so good to see you again :) x

  15. Super cute!

    Huge hugs

  16. looka great! wish i could have come to somthing like that!!


  17. Oh my god that sounded wonderful ever so sweet! Thank you for your comment lovely x

  18. Love that hat!Stylish!

    Would you like to follow each other?

    Happy Holidays!
    StyleList By Me Blog

  19. Your meet up looks wonderful! We had a Scottish Blogger Christmas Party, which was good but I'm hoping once we grow as a group our meet ups will become better and better!

  20. So lovely to see you again! Hope we will have a few more meetups in the new year :)

  21. Beautiful Photos! Thanks so much for visiting my blog :-)

    Jo x amomentwithjo

  22. Sound like a great fun! The Christmas tree is adorable. I really like your eyebrows on here, any tutorials here or can you recommend what eyebrow pencil/liquid pen you use? Thanks!

    Happy New Year!
    The Young Bridget Jones

    1. Hey lovely! Thanks so much for the sweet compliment, I use Benefit Brow Zings, it's the best (well, I think so). <3 xoxo

  23. I think the bar was attached to the main hall, where our friends felt right at home! My husband and I will be forever grateful to these guys, who were so great to work with. Thanks, we love you!
    live music bar nyc


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