Hey ducksA couple of weeks ago I went to the Essex Bloggers event in Crown Street, Brentwood. It was a private shopping event were we could have a look around a few of the independent shops in Crown Street and had a lovely meal afterwards.
Although I live in Essex I have only been to Brentwood probably twice as it is about 35 minutes away. Everyone thinks everything in Essex is very close together but it's a massive place. I was excited to go to Crown Street as it is full of small independent boutiques which I love.
My favourite shop was French Quarter which had an eclectic mix of vintage inspired pieces for your home, including lots of shabby chic! I wanted to buy everything for the house I do not have yet, but I heavily resisted. Their Channel No.5 scented candle which they gave us smells beautiful and I can't wait to burn it. I am so tempted to buy everything off of their website, damn online shopping!
Racquet Boutique is an amazing women's clothing shop. Although it's small and independatant, Racquet sells big brands like Ted Baker and French Connection among others. I was so tempted by all the lovely bags and purses!
Violet Hill specialises in beautiful dresses and high end inspired designs, including brands like Jones and Jones and Forever Unique. They even have their own website where you can purchase any of their stock. The owner of Violet Hill is a lovely women and has such an amazing style, so she will be happy to help you.
Petite Cherubs is a small kids clothing shop with the cutest outfits you will ever see. The pieces were much more unique than high street clothing shops, so your child would really stand out. And they had the sweetest little tutu's... As if I wasn't broody enough already!
Also on Crown Street is a beauty salon called Inula Beauty. They offer a massive range of treatments as well as selling the products they use, and the staff are so friendly. I would definitely try it out for a major pamper session.
I did pop into Fusey which is a mens clothing shop owed by Joey Essex. From a quick glance it looked like a cool modern shop with really fashionable lines. However I did overhear one of the staff members saying 'That blogger thing was a bit weird' and obviously she didn't know I was standing behind her #AWKWARD! Therefore I slowly turned around and walked out, I felt so bad for her.
After all that shopping we worked up quite an appetite so some of the other bloggers and I went to the Gastro Burger Company for something to eat. This small restaurant is owed and run by Masterchef finalist Chris Georgiou and his family. Although small the atmosphere is great and its so popular. The food was absolutely amazing, we shared a massive nacho/crisp mountain and a Greek meze to start, which was a taste explosion. The burgers were out of this world, probably one of the best burgers I have ever had, even the salad and ketchup was incredible. Even though I was stuffed I can never resist a dessert so I had their homemade brownies which are so moist and beautifully presented.
I had such a brilliant time and a big thank you goes out to Haydy and Laurie for organising it. And thank you to all the shops for having us and contributing to the goodie bags. I can't wait for the next event and to see all the lovely Essex Bloggers again.
For more information on Crown Street visit their website here crownstreetbrentwood.co.uk or follow them on Twitter twitter.com/CrownStreetBwd.
Thank you for reading petals
P.S. Have you seen my latest video? Its a vintage hair and makeup tutorial.