Hi, my name is Claire Louise Sheridan, and I’m a phone-aholic (this is the part where I think you’re supposed to say “Hi Claire”). I’ve known this for ages, I’m not going to lie, but it’s gotten to the point where I physically will not leave my house without my charger. I charge my phone in restaurants, at work, in DJ booths in clubs, and on many a floor in shopping centres. Basically, the idea of being without a phone is like missing a limb, and festivals exacerbate the problem for the most part because there are often very few places to charge your phone. So what’s a girl to do? Continue reading →
I love London, but it’s not exactly cocktails on a sunny beach! I’m new to calling the city my home, but whilst I’m still completely enamoured, it’s always nice to be invited for a little break away. Full disclosure: I wasn’t ACTUALLY invited to Spain, but the lovely Frankie who does PR for Mahou did invite me to their very own version in the city, and I must admit they did a pretty good job at being Spanish!
I recently went to a blogger event hosted by the absolutely wonderful Fiona aka The Escapologist’s Daughter. This was an event with a twist – we were all invited specifically to help fight cancer. We paid a donation to attend, and there were plenty of other ways for us to help out throughout the night. We raised money for Cancer Research, but we also met plenty of other inspiring women. With manicures, crafts, snacks, drinks, massages, a raffle and products designed to specifically fight cancer (I’ll get to that!), this was a lovely girls’ night with a difference. Think of it like Race For Life but with no running… that suits me.
Happy Sunday! Today’s post is a little different, but Hyper Japan truly inspired me. I went in 2012 with friends to this awesome celebration of all things Japanese, and this year I was so happy to return, this time as press! Held at the o2 in London, this convention has everything all under one roof – games, harajuku, j-pop, traditional trinkets and yummy treats. It’s not just clichéd stuff though, and as much as I’m more a casual observer of this fascinating culture, there are so many attendees who live and breathe all things East Asian, from all walks of life. Here are some of the sights I saw!
I never really thought of myself as much of an advocate for a natural and organic lifestyle. Sure, I’m concerned about saving the planet, and I’m a highly conscientious person, but I didn’t think that an entire event dedicated to this stuff would be my thing – I admit I was wrong! I came to LNLO for the free massage*, and stayed for the other exciting stands and stalls.
So, since I’m lucky enough to work with bloggers for a living, a while ago I decided to host a great big blogger event with some of London’s finest (and those from further afield!). For full disclosure purposes, I’ll admit – yes, Jack The Ripper (the walk, not the murderer!) is my client, and this was a bit of a PR event. However, as a new blogger, I absolutely loved it, not only because of the experience of doing the tour and learning lots, but also because I got to meet a ton of really cool people and get to know others in the online community – offline!