My Scarlett & Jo competition win & trip to Home House22:15
Back in April I won a #selfie competition run by +Scarlett Jo to win a luxury night's stay for 2 at the swanky member's only venue Home House in London. To be totally honest looking at some of the other entries in the competition, I didn't think I stood any chance of winning. So when another fellow blogger reached out to me on FB to say congratulations for winning, I was very much like "oh I didn't win...I just entered" thinking there must be some misunderstanding. I did a little google search and happened across Scarlett & Jo's blog announcing the winner - you can read it here
I was beside myself - I had admired S&J clothing from afar for sometime but had never had the confidence to try anything on for fear of it not suiting me. It was only when I went to my first PS Bloggers event in Birmingham when we stormed Evans (you can read all about that here) that I found the balls to try on these two dresses whilst in the company of other plus size babes.
I got in touch with Gifi Fields the brains behind the brand, and we arranged to meet for cocktails at Home House. I instantly warmed to Gifi, he is a very intelligent man and oozes charisma and a passion and drive for the industry that I admire. He took the time to really explain some of the ins & outs of the fashion world and told many a story of his experiences. I was in awe and he has the most infectious laugh.
Following my drinks with Gifi - I organised my date to go back to Home House for my overnight stay.
My other half Andy & I turned up at Home House on 30th May after a heavy night the night before. Andy had been DJ'ing so we had not got home until the early hours of the morning. We needed some serious R&R.
The staff at Home House welcomed us with open arms and were fabulous hosts. We were shown to our suite; a feature room named after "Lady Susan Thorpe"
We were greeted by a beautiful glass of champagne.
We took the time to relax & get ready for dinner at our leisure, Andy watched a little bit of football whilst I pottered around getting glammed up!
I felt like a million dollars - this dress instantly became my fave dress, it really accentuated my curves & Andy approved #winning <3
We started with a few cocktails in the bar & followed by a delicious Thai meal in the hotel's restaurant.
Even though the Hotel has it's very own exclusive members only club which stays open till 3am, we were both shattered so retired to our room.
We had done a bit of research on the venue before hand and I have always wanted to take some lingerie shots, I feel most comfortable around Andy, so we seized the opportunity to use the ornate surroundings of the suite to do a pop-up boudoir shoot.
Take a look at some of the photos...
I am ever so grateful to Gifi & the S&J team for picking me to win such an amazing prize, I loved Home House and would jump at the chance to return one day.
You can take a look at Home House yourself here I would thoroughly recommend it for a night's stay. It's pricey but 10,000 x worth it!