Intu Lakeside have recently launched a ‘Very Important Blogger’ programme which allows Essex Bloggers to work closely with brands based at Lakeside, Thurrock. To celebrate the launch, I was invited by Voice Communications and Intu Lakeside to their #everyonesinvited weekend. Throughout the weekend, Intu Lakeside had celebrity performances from Reggie & Bollie, a book signing with Rylan Clark, free popcorn & candy floss as well as lots of other fun activities for all the family!
I was super excited for this event as I was meeting up with my favourite blogger buds, Hannah and Zoe as well as meeting some new girls and guys! The event was open to all types of bloggers which was great as I met the lovely Ami who is a parent blogger. Arriving at Lakeside, I walked to our penned off little area outside M&S which was decorated bright and beautifully, complete with mocktail bar, candy cart and brand stands from Lush and Body Shop.
Lush is one of my favourite brands to work with so I was excited to see that we was able to make our very own lush bath bombs! The girls from Lush were extremely friendly and enthusiastic which is something that I’ve found common in Lush employees. As well as the bath bombs, we were gifted with super generous goody bags which included the new Rylan Clark book which we then went to get signed and meet the man himself later in the afternoon. Before this, our first celebrity stop off was Reggie & Bollie, X-Factor finalist for a photo opportunity.
I was feeling pretty peckish so the sign of hot pizza entering the pen from Pizza Hut was exciting because who doesn’t love pizza! Then to my surprise, we was also offered a range of food from Wagamama, Stampede and Menchies! Honestly, there was so much food I didn’t know where to start. Everything tasted amazing and was a great way to try out some of the restaurants that reside in the shopping centre.
Thank you so much to Intu Lakeside and Voice Communications for this event and I look forward to the future opportunities with the VIB club!