As I am sure most of you know by now (especially if you follow us on Instagram), last week we had our big AW16 press event and 5th birthday celebrations at our showroom in West Kensington, W14.
Since a while back we've been working really hard behind the scenes to get a great event together, and with lots of expertise and hard work from our PR Maryline and us at Scandi Mini we got there, bit by bit. I've actually never really organised anything like this before and it was such a great experience. I was totally taken aback by how long it took to get everything to fall into place for the event, but as the saying goes: you learn something new everyday! There were samples to request, a lookbook to shoot (just that took weeks of preperation), people to invite, activities to book in and goodie bags to fill.
All in all we had about 100 visitors that day, which is amazing, considering that our showroom on Blythe Road in Kensington, London is not very central. We had journalists, bloggers and Instagrammers in one lovely mix visiting us together with agency respresentatives and the odd local too.
We also had some amazing activities during the day, below are the CraftD girls who hosted a t-shirt hand print workshop for all the children visiting us and it was such a hit amongst the kids.
We also had amazing food from Betty Blythe (our lovely, talented cafe/catering neighbours) and gorgeous flavoured almond milk from The Pressery (yum!). Goodie bags were filled to the brim with coconut water and oil from VitaCoco, popcorn from Propercorn and some of our amazing brands had also donated items, such as Annabel Kern who gave away the most beautiful handmade bracelets, but also from I Dig Denim, Bobo Choses, Mini Rodini, Soft Gallery & more.
Thank you so much to everyone who came to our Scandi Mini hits 5 event, for taking the time to visit us. I loved meeting so many of you, just for a little or a long chat - depending on how many were visiting us at the time. And for everyone involved in making our birthday as amazing as it was, I can't even thank you enough! Thank you SO much.
xx Scandi Mini
Images: Fiona @Nor-Folk, Paul @Boxless Boots