Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Blogger Event | Tia Maria #TMDarkRoom

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Eek - I almost feel embarrassed about publishing event photos like these, because I don't know the first thing about ~photography and am still getting to grips with my camera! But, as my karate Sensei (yes, really) used to say, practice makes better, so I may as well keep trying! 

ANYWAY, last Friday I was invited to Tia Maria's Dark Room event in Manchester, part of a country-wide tour celebrating the drink and girls' night outs. I'm not a big drinker, but I was nevertheless excited about the event! The cocktail of the moment was the Tia Maria Espresso Martini - as a big coffee fan I loved it; it's definitely something I would order from a cocktail menu out of curiosity in the first instance, but after trying it I can confirm that it is something I'd order because it tasted great too. We were also treated to a cocktail masterclass to learn how to make the cocktail ourselves (although I'm sure it isn't as easy as the fantastic bartender made it look). Cocktails aside, the event was fab - it was hosted by radio DJ and personality Gemma Cairney, and included complimentary hair-dos by Toni & Guy and limited nail designs from the fabulous WAH Nails! Check out my photos of the event below, along with a little sneak preview of my outfit for the evening (full post to follow!) - let me know what you think :-)

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My base colour is Essie 'Smokin Hot' - love!

The Espresso Martini - complete with cute coffee bean flower.

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cocktail masterclass
Tia Maria cocktail masterclass.

Outfit preview - check back soon for an outfit post!


  1. Looks lovely, these are my favourite type of cocktails and I love the bag you wore!

  2. this looks like a fun event! Love the nails!

    Ally x

  3. Couldn't think of a better event to go to x

  4. We certainly felt loved and most definitely treated like royalty at this place. The guests could not stop talking about the space, the bar, the beautiful rooftop and views.

  5. I'm so happy to see you on the lists of Company #styleblogger, so I didn't even hesitate to vote for you. Love your style, and this blog girl! xx

  6. Where do I begin? My Mom and I threw my sister a bridal shower at this place and we were so happy with the food, ambiance, staff, and every other little thing.


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