Durban Blogger Meet – 5 April 2014

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So the day of the long-awaited Durban Blogger Meet arrived and boy was I excited! I had been looking forward to this event for quite some time and I knew that there were going to be some great surprises , but even I couldn’t predict how this fantastic day was going to end.

Twitter was abuzz with the hastag ‘dbnbloggermeet‘ so, how apt to have it at the ‘Hastag’ restaurant on Windermere road in Durban. Unfortunately, this place isn’t certified halaal so I couldn’t eat anything off the menu 😦 , however, I still enjoyed myself to the maxx ! The weather was awesome and so were the people.

25 awesome ladies were invited to this fabulous event which was graciously coordinated by the lovelies: Nicola Meyer, Verushka Ramasami and the darling Michelle Roberts . They got some amazing sponsors on board and truth is, we couldn’t even carry  these really packed goody bags. I really didn’t expect the number of items we received to review. How fabulous !

I met some really awesome ladies who , before this event, were only twitter handles, facebook pages and blog sites. We mingled and hung out and won prizes, we even learned some valuable things too.

Karen showed us the range from Shen Mantra called Philosophia Botanica – which are natural, therapeutic products free from parabens, artifical colours, mineral oil, silicone or animal raw materials. I had the pleasure of putting these products on my skin at the meet and I can tell you, the smell alone is calming.

We were introduced to Fry’s family and why we should try to go meat – free (even if it’s just on Monday’s), the wonderful charity called ‘Kitten Action’ which rescues kittens and we also heard about the fantastic tablet from the awesome people at Lenovo. We were then given the opportunity to tweet Lenovo and describe what we were willing to do in order to win the Lenovo Yoga Tablet. If you’re curious, check out the hastag #loveyourlenovo – look, I even said I would kiss a frog – we were all so desperate to win this amazing gadget!

When announcing the winners, we were all on the edge of our seats, bated breath, eagerly waiting and then there was THE announcement… The generous Lenovians (I think I will call them that from now on 🙂 ) decided that they would be giving away, not one — but TWO tablets away. You can imagine the *Gasps from every blogger, even me. Well, my battery had died quite some time before the announcement so I kinda gave up on the thought that I could win … but lo and behold, when the second winner was announced, it was ME.

Me. Me. Me.

I was overjoyed as I don’t own a tablet and never thought I would be able to. I am still smiling because this tab is ahhhh—maaaayyyy—zeeeenggg 🙂 I had changed my twitter bio and pics to be all about Lenovo , which is what won me this great tablet. I am currently having withdrawal symptoms being away from it for so long…

We all received fabulous prizes from some incredible sponsors in addition to the biggest bag I have ever seen in mah life – it was huge! I am still going through each item and cannot even wait to tell you all about it.

This event was spectacular and I look forward to meeting all these gorgeous ladies again, so we can chill out – relax and catch up. Here’s to making new friends, doing what you love and of course, eating cupcakes 🙂

Check out the pics below:

A glimpse of what I wore , I love denim and floral
A glimpse of what I wore , I love denim and floral

 

Verushka welcoming us all
Verushka welcoming us all

 

Faeema Sader was arriving in style with Uber
Faeema Sader was arriving in style with Uber

 

Waiting for Uber!
Waiting for Uber!

 

Sweet  treats
Sweet treats

 

Blink Mints - Sweeties
Blink Mints – Sweeties

 

Nicola :)
Nicola 🙂

 

Meat-free Mondays! Our Fry's Guy
Meat-free Mondays! Our Fry’s Guy

 

Our DBN  Bloggers
Our fantastic DBN bloggers

 

Thank you Lenovo !!!
Thank you Lenovo !!!

 

My winning tweet
My winning tweet, notice my battery life 😛

 

My prize!!!
My prize!!!

 

Divine, and so delicious
Divine, and so delicious

 

Just one of the products presented
Just one of the products presented

 

And I still won a prize:)
My OTHER prize from Rain Africa

 

Just some of the goodies we received
Just some of the goodies we received

 

All in all, a great way to spend my weekend 🙂

xoxo

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I'm 20-something and hail from the beautiful city of Durban with much to share. I have an opinion on almost everything and am always willing to share my thoughts to those who will listen (I would think that means you *wink) I am a stickler for great quality and even better customer service and would love to share my experiences with you! My opinions are always honest and I always do give credit where its due so if you want an unbiased opinion, read my blog!

2 thoughts on “Durban Blogger Meet – 5 April 2014

  1. It was so nice reading that you won the tablet. The way you wrote it, I even wanted you to win. Looks like a lot of goodies you received, hope you shared them with your husband. 🙂

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    1. Hahah 🙂 thank you – Yes, he was quite shocked when I came home and I had this huge bag! I had the best weekend ever , still trying out the products I received and way more reviews to come 🙂

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