September 30, 2014

Twas a Berry Floral Weekend!!!!

WARNING!!! Picture overload!!!

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?!?!?!?!

Okay, let me just put a spotlight on the cupcake bouquets. They were really pretty to look at, and Cakes is getting so much better at the presentation! He did a bang up job on the pretty purple and pink cupcakes. In fact, a few people thought they were actual flowers, until I told them they were cupcakes. I think they're the perfect gift for anyone who likes cupcakes AND flowers, and they're really not that expensive. So they are a great choice for birthdays, get well soon wishes, congratulations, all kinds of occasions! And yes, we shall have them for Valentine's Day so start telling your toasters, boyfriends, gentlemen callers, fiances, husbands, friends, etc.

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. 





I should mention that they're also good for corporate gifts! Your logo will be in the center and surrounded by pretty flowers in your company's colors!!!

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. 

Dabs

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!
Speaking of which, at a point, someone would have thought it was a natural hair event, cos A LOT of ladies had natural hair, lol. Tomorrow now, someone will say naturals and relaxed girls are at war. LIES, ALL LIES!!!



Zina who has a blog column at Style Vitae

Sisi Yemmie

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 ApothecaryIn 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.

Chloe's Makeover
Don't Touch The Hair
Larger Than Life
Sisi Yemmie
KL's Naturals
The Z Files on Style Vitae


I hope you enjoyed the post. Stay tuned for my final Proverbs post later today!
Smoooooches!

74 comments:

  1. The event was really fun. It was really nice meeting you. Your pics are so nice.

    Don't Touch The Hair

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    1. It WAS a lot of fun, ad very nice meeting you too!

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  2. I waited for this your post like forever Berry, I kept checking on and on all through Monday. Anyways, you sure had fun and I'm happy for you. Thumbs up to Dabs for such a lovely event. Love you, Berry!

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    1. LOL, sorry. I had a lot of pictures to sort through, so it took a while. Glad you liked the post. Love ya.

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  3. Gorgeous pictures and looks like you guys had so much fun sans the rain. What camera did you use? x

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  4. Wonderful post! At least my ass showed even when my face didn't...LOL :)

    www.oluseyefunmi.blogspot.com

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  5. yays we turnt up lol...we should totally do a end of the year bloggers party......plan with me naaa...(puppy eyes)

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  6. LOL, i laughed really hard at your caption under my picture and on the other hand I yelled "Great, more pictures to steal for my own post about the Garden Party" *grin*
    So nice meeting you Berry. See when I say I am shy nobody believes. Would have chatted about Project Fame with you if I wasn't shy *covers face*
    Looking forward to hanging out again.
    p.s. with all the comments I get about my hair, I think it's inching towards the part of my heart that belongs to makeup and beauty, lol.

    www.barbara1923.com

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    1. Lol, I'm happy you laughed! P.S. I totally knew Geoffrey would win.

      *gasp* you're leaving your true love?!?!?!?!?!

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  7. Beautiful!!! the decor, the food, the attendees....It was nice to see especially the natural hair ladies proudly wearing their natual hairstyles. I should have been there rocking my natural hair too :-)

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    1. Yeah, it was a pretty event and I was pleasantly surprised too :)

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  8. Awww, it looks really fab and you looked gorgeous Berry!
    I love the attention paid to details and I agree with you, Dabs should go into event planning (judging from how carefully organised this was!)
    PS The cupcakes look divine! When do we get a taste Berry? Pleasee, pwetty pleaseee :-D xx

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    1. Thanks!!! And she should, shouldn't she?!

      Hmmm, I'll think of something.

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  9. It was nice to finally meet yooou!!

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  10. Gorgeous pictures!!! I had a blast!!! Alice, we definitely should have an end of year parry!!!

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  11. Re really fabulous pictures! I feel like I should have been there...:-(
    Love the colors, the food, the cakes....

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    1. Thank you. Awwww, whenever you visit.

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  12. Amazing setting and love the floral dresses, the cupcakes! EVERYTHING! Kudos to you all.

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  13. Awwwwwww this looks fun... I love the whole floral theme

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  14. Beautiful pics berry... when I opened d post, the first thing I said to my self was...waaaw, an outdoor event in september? In lagos? Till I got to the "rain trying to pour sand sand in ur garri "part. And those cupcakes....mmmmmm

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    1. Thank you. LOL @ the rain - very annoying.

      CUPCAKES!!!

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  15. Fabulous pictures! i love the colours, the hair, the food, the cake...everything is just so "gourmet"!
    I really shoulda been there.....

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  16. *wailing* berry yyyyyyy!!! I could I looked as fab as u all did, eaten those pretty cupcakes nd had tons of fun at d party!! Dnt even think of begging me,

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    1. Biko!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Per favore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! E jo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Por favor!!!!!!!!!!!! S'il vous plait!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  17. Looks like a lot of fune. Great photos. And those cupcake bouquets??? I am inspired to try new frosting techniques

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  18. These pictures are beautiful!! Thanks again for putting this post up!!! x

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  19. Looks like such a good time :)

    BLEURGH - http://www.bleurghnow.com

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  20. Keep in mind, if you do choose to have a wedding or event here that the maximum capacity with a dance floor is about 150. So it is different from having a wedding at a big hotel.

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  21. Awww the cupcakes look pretty amazing...I loveeeee... Your hubby is so baking my wedding cake o...you better tell him now even though I don't know the date yet..hehehe

    Www.mylifeasmoby.com

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    1. Thank you, and I shall tell him immediately!

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  22. OMG! WOW! Everything is Perfect. Your floral skirt, other ladies outfits, the outdoor setting, the food etc. The cupcakes are out of this world. Its a pity the rain tried to spoil the fun. Am officially jealous though. Big Ups to Dabs of NHCG for such a thoughtful idea.

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    1. Thanks girly!!! Don't be a jelly belly :p

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  23. Poor Cakes has suffered a whole 150% commission hahaha! If na me I go ask for 200% self lol! This looks like it was such a fun event I definitely have ideas for an end of year party for my girls no:)

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    1. You see? 150% is obviously too small. I'll get more. The event was very well put together and fun.

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  24. wow they really do look like flowers it so pretty looks like fun

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  25. Hey Berry!

    After meeting you on Sunday at the event, I came to your blog and I've been coming back...lovely and rib cracking posts! :-) Thanks for your compliment about my hair....blushing! :-D

    -Yems


    www.nubianwaters.wordpress.com

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    1. Awwww, thank you very much. That is so sweet of you.

      *Will be checking yours out*

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  26. Hmm. Diaris God o. I'm so obtaining that goody bag from you.

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  27. So nice to meet you too Berry, those cakes were the bomb.com I loved em!! I agree with a bloggers party at the end of the year!! It sounds awesome :D

    Simi

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    1. Thanks dear. And it was very nice meeting you too.

      PARTY TIME!!!

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  28. Wow Berry Your Camera has Arrived!!!! ...and you're supposed to be learning to use it, the pictures are so good, I can't wait for you to graduate to a pro, its definitely in you!

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    1. HAHAHAHA @ arrived. Pro enh, we shall see :)

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  29. Aww this looks like it was a lot of fun
    Everyone so nice and pretty in their prints <3

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  30. Looks like such a lovely event!!

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  31. Berry. I ordered the bouquet of cupcakes for my birthday on the 2nd from ur cakes and everyone was raving abt it in d office.. dey dumped d oda cakes n rushed for it.. thanks a bunch..

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    1. Woot wooooooooooooooot!!! That's awesome to hear! In fact, I want 500% commission of all cupcake bouquet orders henceforth!

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  32. So nice to finally meet you Berry! You got wonderful pictures. This is my official notice- I'm stealing for my post. :*

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    1. LOOOL! G'head. Nice meeting you too :)

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  33. The pictures were beautiful and the event seemed like it was so much fun. But I still can't get over the cupcakes! So hard to believe that they are not flowers!

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  34. Lovely pictures dear, the event looked like so much and Cake's cupcakes are magnifique.

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  35. Lovely ladies. Awesome photos. Nice event. Everyone enjoyed a lot for sure! :) Good job!

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  36. Really nice. This is my first time of reading ur blog. Very nice.

    Glad you liked our Chapman!
    Gracis ma'am.

    Icey drinks & cocktails.

    *PS. The photog is Emmanuel Oyeleke.

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