Sunday, July 26

- Sunday Summary: Theatre, Events & Home...

It's been another busy week for me; my diary was fully booked with me doing something every evening. Despite feeling tired, I'm not complaining as I prefer to maintain a good social/work balance. Plus, I've caught up on sleep this weekend - that's if you call 8.30am a lie-in...

I thought I'd do another one of my summary posts to show you what I've been up to - yay for more lifestyle posts!

I've been wanting to see The Book of Mormon for months now and the time finally came on Tuesday evening. I didn't know much about the show beforehand, as I was afraid I'd stumble upon any spoilers. All I knew was that it's created by the same people as South Park and it's meant to be the 'funniest thing ever'. I'll admit, whenever I read things like this I'm a bit like, "yeah, yeah", but honestly! So much so that my face ached at the end! It's clever, energetic and, you guessed it, laugh-out-loud throughout. I've not seen many shows, but when I have I'm always left amazed at the talent. This is definitely a must-see if you haven't seen it already!

On Wednesday, I headed to Chelsea to celebrate a friends birthday. This is when I was a bad egg as I failed to take a photograph. There were 16 of us and it was one of those occasions where I wanted to enjoy the event and not whack out my camera. We had a lovely meal & drinks at The Phene, which, despite being pricey (typical Chelsea), was super fun. For all you Made in Chelsea fans, the restaurant is owned by Lucy Watson's father. Fact of the day.

After having an incredible time at the CatalystPR event not long ago, I was thrilled to be invited to another one: the Manfrotto blog event.

Manfrotto make a huge range of camera and lighting equipment, and the event was all about improving blog photography. I was in awe at all of their products; from mini (teeny-tiny) tripods to softboxes and reflectors, they've literally thought of everything!

The entire event was really clever and clearly well-thought-out. Held in the Penthouse Suite of the Sanderson Hotel, in Oxford Circus, different arrangements had been laid out. In the bedroom, there was a cute breakfast in bed and clothes rail display; in the bathroom, there was a lovely area with jewellery and skincare essentials, and in the main room was a workout flat-lay, plus the most glorious #foodporn!

Each set-up was totally Instagram/Pinterest-worthy and showed how their products work and enhance an image. This event really was perfect for us bloggers who are addicted to social media and are constantly wanting to better our photography.

As I was leaving, I was handed a very generous goody bag. I can't wait to play around with the gadgets and experiment more with my photography. If anything catches your eye on the Manfrotto website, I have a 15% discount code to share with you: 'MAN110' (expires 31st August). I definitely have my eye on the LED light which rids those pesky shadows!

On Friday, I caught a train home for the weekend. I've found it's so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of London, so having a break in the countryside is always welcome. I've had a really relaxing time and yesterday I went for a lovely pub lunch with my family.

I hope you're enjoying these more frequent lifestyle posts of mine. Let me know what you think in the comments below!



  1. Ahh I was at the Manfrotto event too lovely, sad I missed you! Fab post and I want to see the book of Mormon even more now :)


  2. gorgeous photos, sounds like a good event too! x
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  3. Wow, the photos are beautiful, thanks for sharing I am in love with your style in writing. hope you have a great day:) Do you want to support each other's blog by following each other?:) Please let me know if you do so I can follow you right back x


  4. It looks like a very nice and busy week indeed! I have a Manfrotto tripod and love it! I will definitively have a look on their website! thanks for the coupon code! Xx

    Alexandra | Glam O’Clock

  5. Your photographys so good! Looks like an amazing and packed full week!

    Love, Emily

  6. Wow! You had a pretty nice week didn't you?
    I'd love to see that show if it is as funny as claimed!!
    Your lunch looks really nice.
    The event seemed cool. You should do a more in depth post on the event Karen!

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  8. Wow, what a lovely event. I am very jealous! haha
    Plus the look of that food has me desperate for a burger right now.

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  9. The manfrotto event looks like it was great, love the set ups they had. Hope you have a great week!

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  10. Loving these lifestyle posts Karen! The event looked amazing x

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  11. The event sounds fun! I'm so desperate to see The Book Of Mormon, about time I booked tickets! x

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  12. This event looks so good! Very jealous :)

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  13. looks like you've had SUCH a good weekend! i've wanted to see the book of mormon for ages, it's definitely about time i booked a ticket i think x

    p.s. YAY for more of your lifestyle posts!

  14. The platter of scones and sandwiches looks delicious! I've been wanting to see the Book of Mormon too -- sounds like a good time!

  15. It looks like you had a lovely week! I'm definitely going to see Book Of Mormon when I head to London in October now :)

    Alice / Alice Grace Beauty


  16. Slovenly pictures looks like you had an amazing weekend

  17. The Book of Mormon sounds like a fantastic show because I love nothing more than having a good laugh. The Manfrotto event looks amazing and I'd love to go to something like that where I can learn about improving my photography skills and I'll definitely be checking out their site x

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  18. This all looks so lovely - how beautiful does the setup look at the event too - yes very instagram worthy like you said!!

    Hope you had a great time hun! :)

    Layla xx

  19. I'm totally addicted to these posts, Karen! I really enjoy reading all your adventures and looking at the pictures. Also, that event was amazing, really really cool! Hope you're doind good, lovely! xx

  20. I'm totally addicted to these posts, Karen! I really enjoy reading all your adventures and looking at the pictures. Also, that event was amazing, really really cool! Hope you're doind good, lovely! xx

  21. Oh you went to Book of Mormon, I was just about to tweet you and ask if you liked the show. The photography event looks ace. Would have loved to join you as I really want to increase my skills. Hope you're well xxx

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  22. The photography blog event sounds really good, I could do with a few tips myself! It's really nice of them to throw in a few bits so you can experiment at home, pictures can be so hard to do when it's gloomy outside!

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  23. Dang it, the pictures in this post is not loading for me. :-(

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  24. I've been wanting to see The Book of Mormon forever too!! Glad you enjoyed it!