My wife runs the popular interior design website Fresh Design Blog. She was thrilled to be shortlisted for the Vuelio Blog Awards 2017; I was likewise delighted for her: Rachel puts a lot of hard work into it. We were invited to the gala dinner in the Bloomsbury Big Top, London on 24 November, and thoroughly enjoyed the evening.
After a sparkling wine reception, guests made their way into the Big Top and settled down to a delicious three-course meal. Entertainment began with fire jugglers and graceful, gravity-defying silk rope acrobats high above our tables. In her keynote, Vuelio CEO Joanna Arnold delivered an inspirational review of the vibrant and diverse UK blogging community.
The awards themselves were hosted by Ellie Taylor, host of the hit TV show Snog, Marry, Avoid? They covered 14 categories, including Beauty, Fashion and Men’s Lifestyle. Fresh Design Blog was one of six finalists in DIY & Interior Design. In the event, the winner in this category was Kimberly Duran, who runs Swoon Worthy.