Stylist Live event

I recently went to a fashion event in London that my sister was able to get free tickets to. The event was called Stylist Live in relation to the fashion magazine that circulates around the UK. The event was a chance to see new up and coming products, have make overs and attend workshops and talks by industry leaders.

On arrival we saw the sparkling, gold display that marked the entrance.

Stylist display

Inside we were able to grab a fancy drink and have fun in the magazine cover style photo booths.

Walking around the many stalls we saw lots of unique products as well as interesting gift ideas for Christmas such as personalised baubles and lipsticks to natural based candles and soaps.

It wasn’t all about buying though, there were lots of workshops running throughout the day that you could attend and learn from. Lots were popular and booked up in advance but we did have a go at painting a clutch bag, which was fun. There were also relaxing spaces around the arena for colouring giants walls and print outs or to take photos against fancy backdrops.

It was a fun evening where we were able to see lots of interesting products, try free samples and have makeovers. I’m sure others enjoyed it as much as we did and maybe we’ll attend again next year.

Tea curiosity

People in England are known for being big tea drinkers as are people in Pakistan, and being a British Pakistani you’d think that I would be a big tea fan too, but when it comes to hot drinks I just don’t feel that I need them (exception being the odd hot chocolate in Winter). Tea and tea time in London is very popular at the moment. There are so many places that you can go for tea and cake; posh, quaint, in castles, even one with cats to play with in between. And for tea in the comfort of your own home there are even more, including this curious place I came across, selling very pretty china and soothing teas.

Loose teas

Although I’m not really a tea drinker I am a fan of anything that’s quirky, pretty and takes my curiosity, and this being the case I just had to go and explore. There were teapots and teacups beautifully embellished as well as spoons, saucers and anything else tea-related, on colourful inviting displays; all of which together is any photographers delight!

What really took my interest though was the amazing variety of types of tea available, ones I’d never heard of and looked nothing like a typical tea leaf.

I didn’t buy anything on this trip but I’m certain I will pop in again, perhaps to treat some tea-lovers I know and maybe even sample something myself.