Dinner with Ojon- My evening in London – January 2014

I’ll let you try to imagine the shock I had when an email from the PR team at Ojon, inviting me to a private dinner – Little old me, not even been to an event yet, and only been blogging a year, getting invited somewhere by a brand like Ojon. Rather shocked and a good deal of excited mixed with a dose of ‘eeeek’. It’s been a long while since I last travelled to London but, I think you’d all agree, well worth doing so for an opportunity like this.

Thankfully it was well worth the journey and I had a fantastic time meeting some amazing bloggers and the lovely ladies who work for Ojon we shared a phenomenal meal and learned about some really interesting things which Ojon will be doing this year. I am so glad that I went and so grateful that I was invited.

The beautiful decoration on the table in the private dining room we were lucky to have at Berner’s Tavern – With the plants and the products dotted around it looked like something out of a magazine, gorgeous! (sorry, my photos from the night were only taken on my phone as I managed to forget my camera, bleh)

My place setting. I was lucky enough to be sat next to Bettina at Beauty Swot and we were across from Jane from British Beauty Blogger and Ruth from A Model Recommends – They were all fantastic company, thank you all for making me feel so welcome even though I’m such a newbie; great conversation and some real laughs. 
Unfortunately I didn’t get to talk to Rose from Mixed Gems much but was lovely to say hello to her and I didn’t get a chance to meet Ellie from Ellie’s Ramblings, Amelia from Liana Beauty and Sarah and Andrea from Peanutbuttered, other than some really brief introductions, but the atmosphere throughout the evening was great and everyone had a lovely time.
My alcohol free cocktail from the delicious bespoke list we were lucky to be able to chose from.

Pork and pistachio pate with toasted sour dough – SO good.

Duck, braised duck leg, caramel apples, plum puree and turnip – Honestly, one of the nicest things I’ve ever eaten.

An eclair with apple and cream,  calvados jelly and salted caramel icecream.

Again, one of the best things I’ve ever eaten. 

Sally and Brona, from Ojon’s PR team, did an absolutely amazing job setting everything up and I’m really glad to have met them, and everyone else that I did, they were also incredibly generous in the goodie-bag that they gave us – I’m going to show you what I received as I’d like to know which of the products you’d like me to review first.
I think you can see the names of everything in the photo so please do let me know if there’s anything in particular that you’d like me to review first (I’ve tried the oil already and am in love after one use!)

And, as if that wasn’t enough we were each given a stunning bracelet, I wanted to show you this as I wanted to share the meaning of the symbol on it with you.

Don’t you think that’s just such a lovely little passage? It makes me feel really happy, and really inspired and motivated.

I’ve linked this post up with the ‘All About you – Link and Pin party’ as this is the most ‘me time’ I’ve had in a long time!
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  1. Kate Musgrove January 14, 2014 / 11:52 am

    Looks amazing. Food looks good even though I hate duck and the started – sorry. Some lovely goodies too xx

    • admin January 14, 2014 / 3:30 pm

      Wow, I love duck – Never eaten it like that before, mind you – It was good. Yeah, going to enjoy testing them out and reviewing them! xx

  2. Dee B January 14, 2014 / 11:55 am

    I had been so excitedly waiting for this post, Laura ever since you mentioned about the event. Very glad to know that you had a wonderful time. You deserved it. The bracelet is so pretty. Very lovely.
    The goodie bag contents look awesome. Could I request you to review the 'Damage Reverse' first? Am keen to know how it fares.

    • admin January 14, 2014 / 3:31 pm

      Thanks Dee – Yes, definitely I will start testing it out this evening and try to get a post up in a couple of weeks once I've given it a good go! xx

  3. beautyqueenuk January 14, 2014 / 3:12 pm

    Wow, it looks and sounds like you had a totally amazing time, am so chuffed for you, I told you it would all be fine! I have never used any Ojon products but so many people rave about them and I would love to know what they are all like especially the tamer and the detox x

    Beautyqueenuk xx

    • admin January 14, 2014 / 3:33 pm

      Thanks – It really was amazing.

      I'm intrigued by the detox shampoo, too, so will definitely try to get a post up about that once I've given it a go. The tamer will have to wait a bit as whilst my hair is short it doesn't get too flyaway but once it grows out a bit more I'll definitely need it; I love the idea behind it, though, and how portable it is I can imagine it being a real must-have for people with really fly-away hair! xx

  4. Alex Cooke January 14, 2014 / 3:18 pm

    So glad you had a good time! Some great looking freebies too, sounds like a great day out
    Alex x

    • admin January 14, 2014 / 3:34 pm

      Thanks Alex – Yeah going to have so much fun testing them out and hopefully people will find the posts I do about them in the future really helpful too 🙂 xx

  5. mother.wife.me January 14, 2014 / 8:45 pm

    My mouth is watering!! Thanks so much for linking up to #AllAboutYou I'm love the array of amazing restaurants in London, I know I'm lucky to have so many fine dining places close by, just wish I got more of a chance to get to them!!!

  6. Vicky Wombwell Kuhn January 14, 2014 / 9:45 pm

    Wow – looks like you had a marvelous time and met some fantastic bloggers. I bet you weren't the only one with their camera out 😉 Do you have pics of yourself and what you wore? Would love to see them. Can't wait to start reading the reviews, this brand looks amazing!
    Love Vicky

  7. Beauty Balm January 17, 2014 / 6:07 pm

    Looks you had an amazing time! I'd love to meet Jane and Ruth x

  8. Zarouhi Zaz January 19, 2014 / 9:46 pm

    Looks like a wonderful evening, and how fantastic that your blogging has brought you some me-time and such a lovely treat too! Thanks so much for linking up to #AllAboutYou – hope you'll be back this Tuesday!


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