Last Thursday, Elisabeth and I attended the Amara Interior Blog Awards 2018 ceremony. It was a night to remember for many different reasons. For starters, the event took place in London, a city that we used to call home once when we were students, a long time ago, but nonetheless a home away from home. The actual venue itself was a beautiful building with some great architectural features. (I always notice things like that, Elisabeth sometimes). It was also lit with some amazing lighting effects and had some beautiful flower arrangements that added on glamour and drop-dead elegance.
More importantly though, it was filled with lots of smiley people sipping Prosecco at first and gin later (after the awards), buzzing away with their latest news. Obviously, our host Michelle Ogundehin, former editor of Elle Decoration Magazine who was quite amazing at presenting the finalists and winners helped break the ice, because although we felt strangers among not so strangers (this was our first time in a bloggers’ event) we knew that we all shared a common passion – interior design.
It is this passion that got us blogging in the first place, with no other expectation other than to get our creative juices flowing and give voice to our passion. And now, four years later since this blog was first setup (including the first two idle years), it is this passion that got us to the shortlist of the International Category for Best Written Blog. Wow! It’s been a life-changing journey where our patience, hard work and perseverance against all odds paid off with this recognition. Therefore, this night was a real special treat that we shall always treasure, for not everyone is lucky enough to get recognition for any single achievement he/she may deserve.
Big cheers to all of you!!!
Velvet & Elisabeth