[photo curtsey of Ask Italian]
Last week I was very lucky and got invited to two events in Manchester on the same day, the blogger life is pretty damn amazing! One of my favourite bloggers (and good friend), Sophie of Avenue de Sophie was also invited along to both so we got to spend the whole evening together eating pizza and admiring gorgeous handbags. Firstly we popped into Ask Italian to check out the finalists of the #AllAboutTheBase competition which involved some rather impressive pizza tossing and sampling some of Ask's new sourdough base pizzas, which I can confirm were delicious. After a glass of Prosecco we had to leave to make it to event number two!
The My Bag Online event was held at The Artisan in Manchester which is an amazing venue, very chic and perfect for a blogger event. The decoration was on another level and the room the event was held in had bookcases filled with old books, which I did enjoy having a little snoop of! After being handed a glass of white wine on arriving we got chatting to some of the My Bag team, who were all lovely.
My Bag started up in 2010 and since then they've grown to become an established online boutique stocking luxury handbags and accessories including some pretty amazing brands such as Chanel, Daniel Wellington and The Cambridge Satchel Company. We were lucky enough to have a sneak preview of some of their Autumn/Winter items and we were definitely impressed! They've even got some exclusives and they're constantly introducing new brands to the site.
I've always been a lover of handbags, I own far too many and if I'm going to splurge on anything it's definitely got to be a nice bag and My Bag have some gorgeous offerings. I personally fell in love with the large Paul Smith bag, which is unfortunately a bit out of my price range at the moment! They also had some accessories to try on, including some Ray-Ban sunglasses that me and Soph tried out, I'm definitely going to invest in a pair as soon as I have an income! We were also shown Paul Smith's winter hat, a baseball cap topped with a pom pom, supposedly the next big trend for A/W15. I wasn't sold on it myself, but I could definitely see people totally rocking it.
It was really lovely getting to meet some other bloggers as well as chatting to the My Bag team, including Clare from I Like Tweet, a fellow blogger and also part of the My Bag team! Falling in love with an expensive handbag wasn't exactly part of the plan, but it was inevitable with all the beautiful bags on display! My Bag were also kind enough to put together a little goodie bag for us all to take home, and even more excitingly they were all personalised!
This gorgeous leather keyring from The Cambridge Satchel Company was personalised with my initials and I love it. I also received a bag full of beauty goodies including a full Look Fantastic beauty box with lots of mini skincare and haircare items to try out, as well as a Vita Liberata Trystal Minerals, which is a self tanning mineral product for your face something I'm excited and a little bit nervous to try out! We also recieved a bottle of after sun oil by Phytoplage which I'm sure I'll get lots of use from once I've actually spent some time in the sun!
I had a lovely time at the My Bag event, and thank you very much for inviting me Clare! If you're looking to treat yourself or you just want to torment yourself by browsing some gorgeous bags head over to mybag.com and make sure to give them a follow on twitter and instagram. Whats your favourite luxury handbag brand?