The Bloggers Night Out

Happy Tuesday Everyone!  I hope you’re all well.

Steph, Ellie, Rach and I

Today, I thought I’d share with you some pictures (courtesy of Rach and Steph) from a blog meet up I attended recently in Durham.  A fantastic night was had by all and its taken me all week to recover!  In the days leading up to the meet up, I had a bit of a rough time with SO many things going wrong so the night out was a great way to let my hair down… and what a night it was.  We didn’t start taking photos until the end of the night, why? I’ll never know but by that point I was absolutely lashed.

Julie and Ellie

Despite being 22 and a student, I rarely drink.  I think I sickened myself a bit too much when I was between the ages of 16 and 19 so now I’m not really bothered about going to town and getting hammered every Saturday night like I used to be.  Once in a while I love it though but because I don’t drink very much now, a little goes a long way with me.

Ellie and Rach

I brought my friend Julie out with me for a bit of moral support as she’s always asking when I’m going out next and I felt bad going out and not inviting her, plus I knew she’d fit in well with the blogging girls cos she has lovely taste in fashion (River Island addict).  It was good having her there to meet the girls for the first time.  Id spoken to Rach a lot on bbm but didn’t know the others so I was nervous to say the least.

Me, Steph and Rach

We took a taxi through to Durham and after getting lost, we found the Gala theatre area where we were all meeting.  It was chucking it down with rain so we were staying around the bars in this area so as not to expose ourselves to the elements too much!  We started off in Ebony, a pretty pricey champagne bar where a woman turned round and spilt the drink I’d been waiting 20 minutes to get served for and paid a fortune for ALL down me.  My drink was pink yet you couldn’t see any staining on the dress I was wearing so I was quite relieved.  What a way to start the night though, I was livid.  Of course I couldn’t say anything to her as I was meeting the blogging girls for the first time and they were sat on a table close by… so i politely walked back to the bar, to get some tissues and dry up, whilst cursing the stupid woman who ignored my ‘excuse me please’ and bashed right into me.  Easily done, I know, but when all of her friends are telling her to watch where she’s going she really has no excuse.

Julie, me and Steph

Meeting Rach and Ellie at first was nerve racking but they were lovely and I just kept chatting to get to know them.  We moved onto the Slug and Lettuce for cocktails and more chat, where Steph, her sister and her sisters friend joined us.  We then went to Fat Buddha for even more cocktails. My poor, poor liver.  We ended up going clubbing in Love Shack which I went to on my birthday night out and loved it, despite its cheesy moments.  We had such a laugh and i can safely say, ill never look at Jonny Depp in the same way again.  It was kind of one of those nights where the next day you keep giggling to yourself about the funny moments that happened the night before.  I really enjoyed chatting with like minded girls.  Although we’re all different we have blogging and a love of fashion and beauty in common.  I don’t know about you all, but for me, I find it quite hard talking about my blog with some of my friends as they don’t really understand it all, so it was great to chat to the others.

Me and Julie

I think we’ll all meet up again as we got along so well.  We’re already planning a shopping trip in the near future and as for the next drunken night out, who knows when it will be but it’ll certainly be a wild one.  Party on girls!

Steph, Me, Julie and Rach

All of the girls looked gorgeous- pretty people with pretty outfits and even prettier personalities.  You can take a look at the other girls blogs here: Rach, Ellie, Steph.  If you’d like to see my WhatLauraWore outfit post for this night out then have a peek here.

Rach, Julie and I

Have you been to any blog meet ups?  Do you talk to your friends about your blogging?


  1. prettyinthedesert
    February 15, 2011 / 11:06 am

    Aww!! I read about this on Ray's blog and was so jealous! I don't really talk to my friends about my blog, either. I mean, they ask me questions and come to me for advice, but they just aren't as into this stuff as I am. It kinda sucks, sometimes I wish I had girlier friends, but I've met so many awesome people through blogging!You guys look so great, it really does look like you all had a good time! I've never been to a blogger meet up, but I am planning on heading to the UK this summer so I'm keeping my fingers crossed! heheprettyinthedesert

  2. Christina Marie
    February 15, 2011 / 3:24 pm

    Sounds like such a great night, i'm glad you had a nice time (despite making yourself sick, haha!). Loved your outfit too! x

  3. Ess-Jay24
    February 15, 2011 / 10:07 pm

    I totally understand ya on the whole drinking thing. I used to drink so much from about 16 and at the age of 19 i stopped drinking as much and it doesn't bother me at all if i don't go out haha! But it was a great night and the cocktails were delicious :)xx

  4. Miss LV
    February 16, 2011 / 3:53 pm

    Looks like you had a great night out, your makeup looks gorgeous x

  5. Laura
    February 20, 2011 / 5:02 pm

    @prettyinthedesert- Totally agree hun, Ive met so many lovely people through blogging too. Hope you have a lovely time when you travel to the UK. Despite the weather, it is a beautiful country. xxx@Christina Marie- Haha i was ill, far too much alcohol but such a great night. Thanks for reading hun xxx@Ess-Jay24- They were yummy hun. Hope to catch up soon 🙂 xxx@Miss LV- Thanks hun… my hair was awful but the end of the night but my make up stayed in place and the next day it looked exactly the same (naughty me for not taking it off before bed, too drunk!!) xoxo

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