Saturday, 12 July 2014

Plus Size Pre-Party | Leeds

I attended the amazing plus size pre-party back in the middle of June. The idea behind the party was to get everyone excited for Plus North, a plus size event happening in August. And yep, we all got super excited at what was to offer! The pre-party was hosted by Sarah from Sad Excuse of a Girl who had done a fantastic job of organising everyone, and the brands that attended the party. This post will be super image heavy as I wanted to show individual aspects of the day. 

The event was held at Belgrave Music Hall in Leeds, somewhere I've never been to before, but will definitely be going again! Not only do they serve great drinks (I paid 30p for a lime and lemonade, say whutttttttt?!) but they have a canteen downstairs serving Patty and Bun, and Dough Boys pizzas too. The place was simply heaven. They even have a roof terrace with beach huts! Oh, and they serve slushy cocktails...

Pastille Beauty Salon were there doing their dash manicures. I opted for peach with a matte coat and it looked fantastic. The ladies kindly donated a £5.00 voucher in our goody bags too! (I didn't managed to take a photo of the goody bag itself but we got some amazing vouchers and goodies in there!). Christina from Forever Living was also there giving demonstrations on her aloe vera products which I can't wait to give a try, they look amazing; and not just skincare products either, I even sampled an aloe vera shot! It didn't taste too bad, and they do say beauty starts from within. Simply Be, the sponsors for Plus North, were there showcasing some of their beachwear and key summer pieces. I really admire how three ladies, including our hostess with the mostess, modelled their pieces; it's really nice to see how products fit on real life women. 

Lets come to the food, oh the food! I mentioned Dough Boys earlier, they were kind enough to offer us boxes upon boxes of pizza for £3 per head. A bargain price for amazing pizza. I'm boring so I only eat pizza from our local takeaway or Pizza Hut and I have no idea why, nothing compared to their pizza. I certainly chowed down on that one. The lovely Roast + Conch, part of Hotel Chocolat, popped up to give us a little talk on chocolate, and why we should all check out a restaurant dedicated to chocolate. I must admit, I've already popped in a few times beforehand for hot chocolate and pastries but have never experienced their restaurant. We were lucky enough to receive a 50% off voucher and free chocolate inspired cocktail voucher in our goody bag so this is certainly on my to do list! They also donated a prize of afternoon tea to the best dressed person in attendance, and oh that was me! Yep, I can't wait to have their afternoon tea, the menu looks amazing. They also brought us down a few tasters for us to try, and chocolate, always the chocolate. 

I've probably forgotten so much that happened that day, but it was one of the best meet ups I've been to. It was fantastic to meet a whole new bunch of bloggers and get excited for Plus North! A big thank you to all the brands and folks who came along with demonstrations.


  1. Thank you soooooooo much for this amazing post Michelle. So glad you enjoyed the day - your comments really mean a lot! Sarah xxxx

    1. It was super, thanks for hosting lovely! x