all the ladies l-r:
@airandgrace, @soprettyuk, @maisoncurate, @katejoneslondon,
@thestylenurse, @finlay_fox, @that_mummy_smile,
@style_mum, @aliharriswriter, @thefashion_lift,
@chloelovestoshop, @doesmybumlook40, @ashlingrose,
@Mercer7official, @triplemelt, @redrobynski,
@_frankiesays, @emma_says, @mamarulesltd,
@sulkydollstyling, @pushyprmummy, @pushprlondon.
Taking over a section of their airy and always inviting showroom for the morning, we invited a group of inspiring women and spent two hours having honest (often hilarious) chats about business and blogging whilst stuffing our faces… um, we mean daintily sampling the divine triplemelt branded cakelettes that Karen aka the Crazy Cake Lady created for us. After all, as Julia Child once said: “A party without cake is really just a meeting.”
Some of these women we’ve known for years, others we’ve connected with on social media, or in our ‘other’ roles as Mums, but what is lovely is that we all share a common goal: to have creatively fulfilling careers whilst inspiring, supporting and sharing our journey with other like-minded women.
Plus we knew our guests would love browsing Push PR’s showcase of new season collections from brilliant brands such as Selfish Mother, Kikki K and Maria Nila. Not to mention get their eyebrows shaped by Bam Brows and a massage by Uspaah (because there’s nothing like a public beauty treatment whilst you schmooze, right?!).
Whether we were introducing our brilliant entrepreneur friends, like Claire from Air and Grace to top fashion bloggers, celebrating Kat from doesmybumlook40 amazing billboard campaign with House of Fraser, or meeting people and insta stars we’ve admired from afar, the theme of the morning was women supporting women. We got so much out of the event; not just laughs and lusting over lifestyle brands together, but – just shy of triplemelt’s 1st birthday – the three of us were able to step back and appreciate how welcomed we’ve been online by this community. It also proved to us how important getting offline and building real relationships will always be to any business. Watch out for more tm events soon – drop us a line if you fancy joining us!
tm’s 3 steps to creating connections on and offline
1. it’s not all about you
“Events shouldn’t just be about expanding your own network, my favourite moments are introducing like-minded people who might be able to help or support each other too.”
2. embrace technology
“Don’t be scared of social media; building relationships through Instagram is today’s networking. It’s easy, gradual and you may even find some amazing friends through it – not to mention encouragement and support.”
3. keep things fresh
“It’s easy to stay within your comfort zone, working the same old contacts. But be brave, reach out and you’ll be rewarded. You never know where a new conversation can take you.”