On Monday night I was invited along to The Press Tent event at Yard & Coop in Manchester's NQ. I'd never actually been to the bar before but it was a really cool place to hold the event. The actual event was showcasing independent brands and designers, including Rock on Ruby and What Emma Did Boutique, both owned by local bloggers. It was a great opportunity to catch up with my local blogging gals and mingle with a few new faces.
I was super excited to get a personalised illustration from Dom + Ink, who has actually published a book, soon to be available on ASOS! It was really cool to see him at work and create a little bit of art to take home with me. We were also given the chance to chose a quote to be written in gorgeous calligraphy, I chose 'And Then I Realised Adventure Is The Best Way To Learn' which will be another addition to my picture wall.
We then spent the rest of the evening munching on popcorn and learning about cocktail making (and of course tasting!). I also managed to squeeze in having my eye make up done by the lovely girls are Cake Cosmetics, which was just the perfect way to end the evening.
I now have a lovely box of goodies to work and eat my way through, which will keep me going throughout the festive season!