Every once in a while, my blog presents an opportunity that makes me really grateful to be part of this lovely industry. And leaves me a little bit spellbound. Recently I was invited along to a very special blogging event. It was to celebrate the launch of the SS16 season for Asda’s George Home range.
Not unusual, you may think. I’ve been lucky enough to be asked along to various events over the last year. I’ve been to press days at Laura Ashley and Matalan; but this was something a little bit special.
For a start, all three of my boys (big man-shaped boy AND the tiny boys) had been invited along too. This was a massive treat for me. To spend the day with my three most favourite people — midweek — was such a nice change.
And secondly I got to hang out with some of my very favourite bloggers.
We pulled up outside a pretty Edwardian house, in an unassuming North London street, with only the little board on the driveway giving an indication of what was inside.
The George Home
The owners — and their belongings — had shipped out. And every corner of their home had been transformed with George Home product.
Even the contents of the kitchen cupboards. Plus the kettle that was being used to make everyone’s tea.
The house had been totally ‘Georgified’.
Downstairs there was gorgeous design led furniture, accessories, lighting — even the paint on the walls — all by George Home.
There were some fab toys for the littles to have fun with — my boys made a beeline for a little retro kitchen and Bertie spent a lovely half hour ironing (good to know that we’ve produced a couple of mini domestic-gods in the making!).
Wherever you looked there were gorgeous little touches.
Sweet little accessories, fabulous kitchenware and covetable furniture.
So many surprising things to look at — some that I had no idea that George Home even sells — but the most surprising thing were the prices. As with everything that George at Asda produces, all of the products were incredible value.
One of my favourite things was the Brooklyn dining set. Oak and white gloss — super-stylish — starting from only £100 for a pair of chairs. Bargain.
More lovely things than you can shake a stick at!
It didn’t end there either.
Upstairs we were greeted by more of the same; a fabulous velvet statement sofa, flanked by lovely lighting.
Then into each of the bedrooms, which were also beautifully styled.
The house of dreams
And it didn’t end there…
Literally everything was by George Home.
And to top it all, there were games and activities for the little ones to do, with the day ending with a birthday cake and candles for Katie’s little girl LL, who was celebrating her 3rd birthday that very day.
All in all, a lovely day out.
I got to spend time with my favourite people in the whole wide world , chat to some lovely bloggers and indulge my passion for gorgeous homeware.
The boys got to eat cake and hang out with their daddy, whilst playing with some cool kids and lots of lovely toys.
Winning all round.
And best of all, I left the lovely George Home house knowing that — very shortly — all of that lovely product would be hitting the shops (and their website) and we’d all be able to fill our own homes with those gorgeous things!
Thanks so much to the lovely folk at ASDA for a really lovely day. All thoughts and words, as ever, are entirely my own.