So the Floral Party hosted by Dabs of Naija Hair Can Grow and Savvy & Chic Hair and Beauty Hub (which also has a magazine) was sooooo much fun!!! As you know, a bunch of bloggers (myself included) were invited to a Garden Party, and we each were asked to bring one reader, and get dressed up in floral themes. The photos from the event will be in the next edition of the Savvy & Chic magazine.
I wore a black and white outfit (I REALLY like black and white! Remember my wedding?). It was a floral skirt, white button down, and my wedges (also from the wedding). Unfortunately, I forgot my hair clip at home :(. I got to the venue (The Social Place) before 3pm, to drop off the cupcake bouquets Dabs ordered from Cakes (meanwhile, it was my sales pitch, so I think I deserve a 150% commission). Then I left to pick up my winner, Olanike, at an agreed place and we went back to the venue.
|Berry and Olanike, my winner :)|
|If there's no peace sign, the party hasn't started. TWO FINGAZ!|
|If there aren't jump shots, then there is NO party|
|Check out my landing! Choi, you wan try?!?!?!?!|
If you want to order, call Cake Factory at 08094263869 or 08033118995. Follow him on Instagram/Twitter using the handle @Cakesiena and like his Facebook Page too :). Oh yes, and his BBM is 7E0454E4.
Moving on, I wasn't sure what to expect at the party, but let me say that my expectations were surpassed by infinity!!! When I walked in, the first thing I saw was our dining table set in the garden of The Social Place (33 Sinari Daranijo Street, VI), and it was such a pretty setting! Pinks, golds, flowers, everything girly - AWESOMENESS!!! I really have to hand it to Dabs and Tola (owner of The Social Place). They put a very good event together. I even told Dabs to go into events, which she declined :p. I miss event planning sha.
We all had assigned seating and got floral hair pins and head bands :)
Anyways, lots of bloggers were there, and as it turns out, a lot of the readers who came ARE also bloggers! Blogging is fierce o. As the ladies came in, we all took pictures and socialized.
|Kemi Lewis - KL's Naturals|
|Daks - Third World Profashional|
|Titi came as a reader but blogs at Daily Ramblings|
|The official photogs! Emmanuel Oyeleke and his assistant for the day.|
|Yemisi has gorgeous hair!|
|Zina who has a blog column at Style Vitae|
|African Naturalistas Team Member, Akibo Tommie, who blogs at Arike|
|Kemi and her winner, Sandra N.U. who also blogs as Naija Girl Next Door|
|Tuke Morgan who blogs at Tuke's Quest|
|Alice blogs at Larger than Life|
When there were enough people, we were invited to sit, enjoy cocktails, finger food, and talk about blogging - why we started blogging, how we deal with negative comments, how we schedule our posts, product reviews (negative and positive - the value of constructive criticism especially in Nigeria - can you believe a blogger was banned from a bar because she simply said they took too long to serve the food, which she actually enjoyed?!?!?!?!), cameras and photography quality, blog design, etc.
|Uzoma of Don't Touch the Hair|
|Barbara blogs at Barbara 1923 - she's more passionate about makeup than hair, please note!!!|
I really enjoyed the food, from the finger foods to the cocktails to the entree and dessert!
|The Chapman was very good!!!|
|Borrowing this picture from Sisi Yemmie's post.|
|Frozen yogurt from Sweet Kiwi|
|The cupcakes were dessert too, and they were gone in less than 2 minutes!|
|Sweet Kiwi, I have a date with you VERY VERY SOON!!! All I want is chocolate froyo with peanuts and oreos :)|
Before the entree came, we actually got rained out. It was sooooooo sad! We were having such a nice time out in the garden, and little by little, the clouds got darker and the threat of rain loomed. Unfortunately, it became more than just a threat and we were forced to take the party inside. I'm still learning how to use my camera so I don't have a lot of pictures from inside. Actually, I do, but they're not well lit, so I'm posting only the good ones.
|Ade Balogun blogs about locs at Locitude|
|Ade, me, Stella of Stella's Addiction and Daks|
|Doyin's a beauty blogger at Chloe's Makeover|
|Tuke and Elizabeth who came as a reader but blogs at Leez Niji's Blog|
|Everybody say SAVVY N CHIIIIIC!!!|
Also present, in no particular order (I need to learn EVERYTHING about photography and my camera, so that I get much better pictures next time): Natural Nigerian, Kinky Apothecary, In Fashion Rehab, Those Natural African Curls, Leylarh Cadne, I'll get the other links.
Inside my goody bag :)
All in all, it was a smashing success and Dabs deserves a round of applause! Mehn, I felt like this post took longer than my Dubai series. Some of the other ladies put up their posts yesterday already - talk about lightning fingers! In my defense, I had a lot of pictures and I took my time to find and put up everyone's blog links, cos I'm a noice puhson, innit?! Anyways, check out the other ladies' posts from our pretty Garden Party day.
Don't Touch The Hair
Larger Than Life
The Z Files on Style Vitae
I hope you enjoyed the post. Stay tuned for my final Proverbs post later today!