Good evening all! I hope the weather has been as good to you as it has been to me here in London. It's apparently set to hit 35oc tomorrow and I'm sat here wondering why I haven't planned a trip to the beach (this your cue to come and save me btw haha). If you follow myself and/or Blogging Gals on twitter, you would have noticed that I was invited to have afternoon tea with Ladbrokes and their #BuffBallBoys at the Landmark Hotel in Marleybone (London).
I was told that the afternoon would be themed around the Wimbledon games which was exciting as I've never had a themed afternoon tea before. At about 3pm, I hopped underground and made my way to Marleybone where I met Bunmi (how cool is it that one of my blogger bffs was invited too?). We walked a short distance (about 2 minutes) from the station and ended up at the beautiful Landmark Hotel, where we were welcomed by the sweetest doormen who helped us locate the rest of the crew & wished us a pleasant stay.
We then joined the Ladbrokes team and the rest of the bloggers in the lobby. It was so lovely to meet some of the bloggers from my community and a great feeling to know that I had given some of these people the opportunity to attend this wonderful event.
Myself and Bunmi started off by greeting everyone and introducing ourselves. We then went on to taking some group photos with the ever so cute #BuffBallBoys (pictured above) and then made our way to the private dining rooms for afternoon tea. Seated at our tables, I took this as the perfect opportunity to engage with those around me. This is when I got talking to blogger/singer Darlene who I instantly gelled with. We spoke about our blogs, travelling and our careers - as you do.. haha. We were also joined by Parisian model Matthieu who was there with The Agency and Ladbrokes, he truly made us gals laugh throughout the day.
In true British style, we sipped on some of the finest teas and champagne.. munched on a selection of sandwiches (they also had vegan & gluten-free options) and then came the scones with an assortment of jams and to top that off pimms infused jelly's/strawberry cheesecake and many other sweet treats - mmm.
Here are a few pictures for you to enjoy:
As our afternoon came to an end, a couple of us bloggers decided it would be nice if we hung out together - we continued chatting, planning and of course taking more pics! I just had to snap some more of the hotel for you:
Here are a few pictures of what I wore for the day, all items are listed below:
Shirt - H&M
Trousers - H&M
Bag - Red Herring / Debenhams
Shoes - Primark
Overall I had a fantastic afternoon and hope to be back at this hotel pretty soon! Thanks to Laura and Ladbrokes for hosting this.