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An Afternoon with Next

Posted on: 24 February 2012

SDC11475 Before I jet off on Monday, here is a post on the Next press day that I attended recently. The press day showcased their high summer range and really got me in the mood for sun, sea and sand. I'm definitely loving their bright pastels, scarf prints and colourful accessories. It's kind of strange to think that when I return from HK in May, it will be Summer time!
SDC11519 SDC11486 A few of us bloggers spent some time huddled in this adorable little caravan which they filled with home ware and other pretty goodies. It was so cosy!
SDC11492 At one point, there was a bit of a power cut and these lanterns came out to play. It may not have been anticipated but I was pretty impressed with their quick thinking and putting their home ware to practical use.
SDC11489 SDC11528 SDC11510 After the perusing their Summer offerings, we were whisked away to the Covent Garden Hotel where we were treated to our fill of afternoon tea, freshly baked scones, endless cups of tea and awesome company. I got to hang out with some of my favourite bloggers and it was super relaxed and a lovely way to spend the rest of the afternoon. It's times like these, I do feel that blogging is like leading a double life!
SDC11533 SDC11537 I have nothing but lovely things to say about Next and the fantastic ladies that invite us bloggers down for the day regularly. What I love the most is that they really do take the time to get to know us as individuals which is such a rare quality when it comes to PR. I guess this has really helped in changing the way I view them now as a brand. I also find their collections so much more relevant these days, I mean check out the brightly coloured styling on the mannequins. That's certainly more 'me' than my mum!

Hopefully I'll squeeze in another post before I hop on my plane on Monday. I'm actually getting pretty nervous now. I don't mind flying but I've never caught a plane on my own, let alone a connecting flight! Off to pack...

45 comments:

  1. So many lovely brights, I can't wait till summer!

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  2. I love the quirkiness and spring tones they used there. Wow! Beautiful foodie pics too.

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  3. What a lovely time. Such sweet things. Great food too!

    All the best on your trip.

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  4. Well those bright jeans are a winner with me! I will definitely have to check out Next :) Oooh exciting, only a few days til you go <3 xx

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  5. I love the colors of these pants. So pretty! Perfect for Spring weather.

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  6. pretty post! i want to eat those cupcakes! and i like the sweet pastel colors

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  7. Next has never been somewhere I'd ever look but recently they've been changing my mind ! I might have to pop in over the summer once I've lifted my spending ban.

    It is a shame that Daniel Radcliff's been type cast because Emma and Ron (aahh I can't remember his real name haha) have done really well at breaking away, and this film should have done that for Daniel but it hasn't. You should get the book to read on your flight ! Have a super safe journey, I hope you manage the connection well, I'd be pooping my pants too but I always just ask everyone that looks knowledgeable and double check everything haha.

    Molly xo

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  8. This looks like such a great day, I love that Sargent pepper grinder too!

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  9. You're so lucky to have been invited, I always hear good things about Next events/previews! x

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  10. thanks for your comments winnie on my blog...did you like any of the songs? i'm curious *.* anywhooo i love this post...especially that caravan, holy moly how cute is that? for some reason it reminded me of polly pockets..i don't know im probably alone on that one but whateva...and don't be nervous you're gonna do great and you're gonna have an awesome flight, i'm sending positive teddy bear vibes your way
    xoxo Stephi
    http://chiikalivelovelaugh.blogspot.com

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  11. Waah going to these blogger events seems so awesome! It really must feel like a different dimension XD Don't be nervous Winnie, it's super easy getting connecting flights alone XD

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  12. have a safe flight, darling! sounds like you had a great time with great ladies :) that caravan is too adorable and i'd love to play in it :)

    x jamie

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  13. aww this looks so fab and cutee! Looks like they have some nice home ware pieces :) xx

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  14. I love the colour of your trousers, nice and summery and the caravan is so cute too! xxx

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  15. I loved the Next collection, especially all the pretty colours! And yes: that afternoon tea was amazing.
    We'll miss you! Do you know if you'll be posting while out in HK?

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  16. this looked like such a fun event and i'm now anticipating good things from nexts summer collections :) hope you have an amazing time in HK x

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  17. Oh my! I'd love to visit this place! It sounds so lovely!

    XO

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  18. Sounds like a great gathering and love the bright belts so much! Have a nice flight on Monday :) xo akiko
    Style Imported

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  19. This looks like such a cute event! I'm loving the cupcakes and that adorable caravan! So cute!
    Hope you have a fantastic time in HK dear! x

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  20. Love this post^^

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    I'd love to follow you if you would do the same for me?:)

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  21. I love all their pastel pieces, makes me wish it was summer already! The floral caravan looks so cute & the afternoon tea looks delicious! Hope the packing is going well :)

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  22. Oh wow, it sounds like you had a fab time. I am lovely all the colourful jeans in Next at the moment!

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  23. love what you wore! be safe on the flight <3

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  24. I love the pastels here and the little desserts look scrumptious!

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  25. Amazign pics!!! Love that caravan:)

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  26. What a fun day that must be! I love how you pair the bright jeans with colorful belts. It doesnt look clownish to me.

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  27. Another cool event! Have a safe journey to HK!

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  28. It was such a lovely day. Andi agree their hospitality has totally changed the way I view them. Winnie, have an amazing time in Hk again

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  29. those colours/prints are amazing! those sweet treats look delicious :)
    xx
    INSIDE IN INSIDE OUT

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  30. Oo lala, Winnie! That looks wonderful! The caravan and tea look particularly perfect ;)
    I've just shopped at Next once here in Edi, but your post certainly makes me want to explore it more!

    Good luck on your flights and packing!
    xoxo,
    Lar

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  31. Hey !
    There are so many cool things in these photos that I'm not really sure what I like the most ! hehehe, probably the pastel denim !

    xoxo

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  32. This event looked so fun! And I agree - the brights are such a breath of fresh air

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  33. Love everything, especially the lovely bright colours!

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  34. Next are amazing. They have some amazing clothes now and the home stuff is wonderful!
    xx

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  35. i like the color of the pants :)

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  36. This looks lovely, since reading about the way they treat bloggers I definitely pay more attention to Next!

    Maria xxx

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  37. this looks like so much fun - i love those bright belts!

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  38. mmmm, those desserts look aamazing!

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