An Afternoon with Next

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!
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!

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.

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!
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…