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I could never have imagine, just a little over a month ago, when I’d tweeted that I wish Jozi would also have a blogger meet up, thatyLaura, Wenchy and I could pull off such an awesome event and it was all thanks to the massive response of all the bloggers and tweeters at the event as well as our incredibly generous sponsors!

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The Sunnyside Park Hotel, which is just beautiful, agreed to host us and I must say, kudos to them, as it was CHAOS! 50 bloggers and tweeters scattered across their beautiful gardens, kids on jumping castles and individual bills but somehow, they pulled it off and everything went off smoothly.

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There was a little bit of chaos early on as Laura, Wenchy and I met an hour before the event to pack everyone’s personalized Swag bags but somehow we got it done, no small feat, considering the number of sponsors we had on board and all the personalized bags that needed to be packed!

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But in the end, I am quite sure everyone will agree, the day was a roaring success and something we will definitely like to do again! It was fantastic to finally meet people IRL, that I’ve “known” for years and also to meet new tweeps!

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After everyone had received their personalized swag bags, which included all kinds of amazing goodies, including:

Personalized Macaroon tote

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A Le Crueset cappuccino set

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Products from Rain Africa products.

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And also sunglasses from Wakaberry, lipglosses from L’oreal, Swani spa vouchers, bottles of Bio-Oil and Killarney Mall shopping vouchers.

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Naartjie also sent size/age/gender appropriate outfits for all the mom’s who attended. I just loved Hannah’s little outfit, so beautiful and so perfectly personalized considering I call her my little bird!

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We also had a number of lucky draws and prizes to dish out that included an overnight stay for two at The Sunnyside Park Hotel, 3x R500 iTunes vouchers sponsored by My iStore, Tranquil Body Treats Vouchers, books from Rich Simmonds and Sorbet vouchers.

Best of all, I have one swag bag to give away right here on this blog! Simply follow the entry points below to be entered to win the following swag, note that entries are open to South African residents only:

Le Crueset cappuccino set

Rain Africa products

Bio-Oil

Killarney Shopping Voucher

Swani Spa Voucher

Wakaberry Sunglasses

A Naartjie dress

A L’Oreal lipgloss

A Rich Simmonds book

Once again, a massive thanks to all our amazing sponsors and guests on Saturday. I think everyone enjoyed the day, it was amazing to meet so many amazing peeps and to be so spoiled.

Till next time…

 

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73 Comments

  • Reply femmegypsy

    I am so glad it was such a major success! Well done to the organisers πŸ˜‰ I was so incredibly bummed when I couldn’t make it there. All dressed up with no way to get there πŸ™ I will definitely be at the next one! Goodie bag looks awesome too – nicely done sponsors! X

    May 12, 2014 at 10:31 am
  • Reply Roxanne Grove (@Nitrosys)

    Wowee hoe awesome!

    May 12, 2014 at 10:31 am
  • Reply Karen at MomAfain@40

    Thanks Sharon for being part of the organising team! I wouldn’t mind winning another one of these bags! They are stunning!

    May 12, 2014 at 10:32 am
    • Reply Karen at MomAgain@40

      I would love to attend another one of these events! I did not get time to all the bloggers I would liked to have met.

      May 12, 2014 at 10:34 am
  • Reply cat@jugglingact

    Oh please please I was so very green when I saw all the great goodies and here I sit arm in sling unable to be there

    May 12, 2014 at 10:33 am
  • Reply CharlieW

    If I’m ever in Jozi… then hell YES! It looks like you guys had so much fun! Fingers crossed for myself for the swag, and for my bestie up in Jozi for the vouchers πŸ™‚

    May 12, 2014 at 10:33 am
  • Reply Beth

    I wish I could have made it to this meet up. I hope that there will be another soon!

    May 12, 2014 at 10:36 am
  • Reply Carla Michelle Pegg

    Looks like an awesome event! Well done getting it organised so quickly πŸ™‚
    I would like to attend but since I don’t blog I’d probably be a waste haha

    May 12, 2014 at 10:37 am
  • Reply Charlotte aka The Stiletto Mum

    I would love an goody bag. It looked amazing, i think Cape Town needs a proper meet up again.

    May 12, 2014 at 10:40 am
  • Reply Tash

    Wow sounds like an amazingly fun day was had by all!

    May 12, 2014 at 10:42 am
  • Reply Jenny

    Great idea to give away a bag for those of us who had severe FOMO – i was saying goodbye to my SIL from Aus which is why I couldn’t be there. Sad again after all these years. But will definitely try be at the next one πŸ™‚

    May 12, 2014 at 10:45 am
  • Reply Anita Steenkamp

    Oh I wish I could!!! It sounds so Fabulous, I am in Middelburg, Mpumalanga so not possible! πŸ™

    May 12, 2014 at 10:45 am
  • Reply Cindy

    I have never wanted to live in JHB as badly as I did this weekend – FOMO of note. Would have been so awesome to meet you all.

    May 12, 2014 at 10:47 am
  • Reply Amy

    Best event I’ve been to with SUCH friendly people!

    May 12, 2014 at 10:48 am
  • Reply Liz

    This Cape Town girl would have swapped the bloody mountain for a spot at Sunnyside Park Hotel in an instant πŸ˜‰

    May 12, 2014 at 10:54 am
  • Reply ailsaloudon

    Looks like you ladies had a great time and what a swag bag – green with envy so I will definitely enter and I’m holding thumbs that I win!

    May 12, 2014 at 10:54 am
  • Reply Tamiya

    I had such FOMO when I was catching up on Saturday night, and saw everyone’s tweets and fb posts and pics of the event! I totally missed out on catching up with old friends and meeting the faces in my phone I hadn’t met yet πŸ™ But, it was A1’s birthday, and that only comes round once a year, so I spent the time with my boy and his rugby instead.

    You guys did an absolutely amazing job with the organising of the day and the sponsors and all the awesome things! Well done!

    Next time, I’m definitely there!

    May 12, 2014 at 10:56 am
  • Reply Megs Hartwig

    Such a FABULOUS GIVEAWAY and thank you for being so kind and spreading the love by giving one of your readers/followers a goodie bag! Unfortunately, I am not a blogger but, but if I was I would definitely attend a future #JoziMeetUp. I have followed all the above steps and I have shared this giveaway on Twitter (@flutterbymegs)!Fingers crossed! xxx

    May 12, 2014 at 10:56 am
  • Reply paddatjiesema

    I would’ve loved to attend, but was away for the weekend, and would definately go if another one is organised.

    May 12, 2014 at 10:57 am
  • Reply LaurenHamilton_

    I spent the whole weekend envying all the pictures of the event and swag bags! Well done to all for putting on what looked like an amazing event! *holding thumbs*

    May 12, 2014 at 10:59 am
  • Reply Coco

    Wow what a goodie bag. Hope you girls had loads of fun, all that seem missing from the bag is a bottle of bubbly!

    May 12, 2014 at 11:00 am
  • Reply twitter_Choffel

    I had a great morning, loved the swag and enjoyed meeting people – was great! Definitely looking forward to the next one!

    May 12, 2014 at 11:03 am
  • Reply Tracy Blues

    It would be awesome to have something like this in Cape Town.

    May 12, 2014 at 11:04 am
  • Reply Shaney

    YES YES and YES! So jealous that I wasnt there

    May 12, 2014 at 11:04 am
  • Reply Jackie Hayter

    I had FOMO the entire day! I didn’t go, because I felt that I haven’t blogged in ages, so I no longer qualify! πŸ™

    May 12, 2014 at 11:20 am
  • Reply Angel

    I’d love to attend one!

    May 12, 2014 at 11:39 am
  • Reply Carryn

    I would absolutely love to attend the next Meet – it looks like a fabulous event!

    May 12, 2014 at 11:44 am
  • Reply Nikki Heyman

    I am clearly not on the pulse of things! I would have loved to have been there and didn’t know about it! Consider myself slapped on the wrist and will be at the next one.

    May 12, 2014 at 12:11 pm
  • Reply hylery

    Fasntastic idea!

    May 12, 2014 at 12:32 pm
  • Reply Dayle

    Hey Sharon, id love to attend the next meetup. What gorgeous products in the swag bags! πŸ™‚

    May 12, 2014 at 12:51 pm
  • Reply Nadine

    What an amazing prize, would love to win this one!

    May 12, 2014 at 1:19 pm
  • Reply Lelanie

    Would love to attend the next one!

    May 12, 2014 at 2:06 pm
  • Reply Stephanie

    I Keep reading all the great tweets about the day, iam not a blogger but i follow most of the ladies and enjoy reading them if i was a blogger i would have given my left kidney to be there and meet the wonderful ladies πŸ™‚

    May 12, 2014 at 2:14 pm
  • Reply Heather

    Thanks Sharon for organising! It was fabulous πŸ™‚

    May 12, 2014 at 2:25 pm
  • Reply cazpi

    Sounds like a fab idea – look forward to the next one! xx

    May 12, 2014 at 2:37 pm
  • Reply Adele

    Cool!

    May 12, 2014 at 4:33 pm
  • Reply Julia

    I stay in CT but if I was in Jhb then of course I would attend a meetup! I hope I win this. Sjoe.

    May 12, 2014 at 6:22 pm
  • Reply theblondemommy

    A definite yes, if I stayed anywhere near JHB!

    May 12, 2014 at 7:54 pm
  • Reply pinkhairgirl

    I would love to win one of the goodie bags. Looks like you guys had a fantastic time. Well done for organising a great event.

    May 12, 2014 at 8:32 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    What a divine bag of goodies!! Would love to win!

    May 12, 2014 at 9:32 pm
  • Reply Samiola_88

    I would love to attend a meet up. Although if it’s a mommy meet up I don’t have kids lol

    May 13, 2014 at 8:37 am
  • Reply Tash

    Absolutely gorgeous!

    May 13, 2014 at 9:00 am
  • Reply Tariro

    I’m so bummed I missed out on this. I definitely need to mark the date of the next one in bold

    May 13, 2014 at 9:15 am
  • Reply Roxanne Chutthergoon

    I would love to attend if I lived in the Jozi area.

    May 13, 2014 at 10:07 am
  • Reply Adele

    If i lived in jhb, most definitely

    May 13, 2014 at 10:25 am
  • Reply Shayne

    Oh am so sad I missed this. First time i’ve felt green over the people living in Jhb! Would love to win this. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

    May 13, 2014 at 10:49 am
  • Reply Juanita

    When you host a Cape Town event I’ll definitely join! Nice swag bag πŸ™‚

    May 13, 2014 at 10:49 am
  • Reply Jeanette

    so sad I couldn’t be there πŸ™

    May 13, 2014 at 1:22 pm
  • Reply rehana seedat

    rehana seedat email: rehanaseedat71@gmail.com Unable to attend cause I’m in Durbs. Crossing fingers for the Swag Bag

    May 13, 2014 at 8:25 pm
  • Reply kerryannvollmer

    Saw all the planning that went into it, and it really looked like a bunch of fun. My skin had a slightly green tinge on the weekend watching all the tweets. Will most certainly be at the next one.

    May 14, 2014 at 5:16 am
  • Reply Astrid

    This SWAG BAG is AWESOMMMMMMMME!

    May 14, 2014 at 9:17 am
  • Reply Rachel

    Awesome competition
    Would love to be at the next one

    May 14, 2014 at 9:51 am
  • Reply maddyandmommy -Caryn Step

    So sad I couldn’t be part of this awesome event.

    May 14, 2014 at 10:00 am
  • Reply depashni marie

    I would love too if I’m visiting joburg:)

    May 14, 2014 at 9:15 pm
  • Reply Fehmida Salie Wally

    Wow if only I knew I would have joined in πŸ™ But will be sure to check back for the next event

    May 14, 2014 at 9:35 pm
  • Reply Tracy Jacobs

    Yes I would love to attend πŸ™‚ looks so much fun and what a spoil.

    May 15, 2014 at 8:39 am
  • Reply Emy Diesel

    I would love to attend the next meet up. Pity I live so far away. Meeting all the people’s in my phone would be awesome!

    May 15, 2014 at 9:32 am
  • Reply Gaelyn Cokayne

    Of course I would love to attend one, I have had enough FOMO!!

    May 15, 2014 at 11:03 am
  • Reply Nikki

    Would love to

    May 15, 2014 at 12:31 pm
  • Reply Vhutali

    Would love to attend something like this. Im always up to meeting bloggers that have inspired to get this far

    May 15, 2014 at 1:27 pm
  • Reply Megan Kelly Botha

    I stay in little ol’ PE – but would definitely attend, if I could!

    May 15, 2014 at 4:48 pm
  • Reply Dhesh

    Sounds like this was an amazing day!

    May 15, 2014 at 9:28 pm
  • Reply Tammy Perry

    YES! ABSOLUTELY YES! I I would LOVE to attend the Jozi meet up, it looked INCREDIBLE!! And those goodie bags…I feel myself turning into those seagulls on Finding Nemo going “Mine, mine, mine, mine!!” Haha!! Thanks for sharing the love with us and I hope that we can attend the next one but for now, please gimme that SWAG!!

    May 15, 2014 at 10:03 pm
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