The 2014 Cosmo Blog Awards, London: oh what a night!

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After a very fun weekend in Bristol at our gorgeous friends’ wedding (with some obligatory Bristol Banksy spotting thrown in for good measure!) we set off for London on Tuesday to attend the 2014 Cosmopolitan Blog Awards. An incredible 46,000 blogs were nominated for the Cosmo Awards and The Whole World is a Playground was one of 7 travel blogs shortlisted for Best Travel Blog. I reckon that’s a pretty big win in itself!2014 Cosmo Blog Awards ©thewholeworldisaplayground

The Cosmo Blog Awards

Having dressed to impress, as the invite requested, we rocked up to the Oxo Tower for the Cosmo party! We were greeted with a chilled glass of bubbly and over 100 of the UK’s finest bloggers. I spent the next 10 minutes checking out the fashion (amazing), oogling the pink cocktails (also amazing) and blogger spotting (some of my blogging faves were also up for awards!).

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We were totally spoiled the whole evening with an endless stream of canapes, bubbly and pink (very pink!) cocktails. I’d somehow managed to forget half my makeup in the mad dash for the airport and was lucky enough to meet the girls from MUA Makeup who gave me a beautiful smoky eye while I sipped a Pinky Cosmo. Yep, I could easily get used to this lifestyle!

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The Awards

Although we didn’t win Best Travel Blog it was amazing to be part of the 2014 Cosmo Blog Awards. We met some amazing people, shared a million laughs and had an absolute blast!

The Whole World is a Playground is just shy of a year old and we were so happy to be shortlisted alongside so much outstanding talent in the room. Blogging is incredibly rewarding but also a huge commitment (on top of full time jobs!) and it’s amazing to be recognized by a magazine that I not only love reading but reaches an audience of 5 million people in the UK. I think that deserves a Pinky Cosmopolitan!

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Our night in Pictures!

All dressed up and the Cosmo Blog Awards to go to!
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The beautiful view from the Oxo Tower:2014 Cosmo Blog Awards ©thewholeworldisaplayground

Cosmo and cocktails!
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The awards ceremony: 2014 Cosmo Blog Awards ©thewholeworldisaplayground

Some of the gorgeous travel bloggers shortlisted in the Best Travel Blog category:
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I’ll have the Bridget Jones please!2014 Cosmo Blog Awards ©thewholeworldisaplaygroundTotally spoiled! The goody bag goodies:

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Thank You!

On that note we’d like to send a massive thanks to everyone who nominated us and voted for us in the awards. And listened to my endless outfit chatter, I’m sure it was enlightening! You’re all awesome and we appreciate every single one of you taking the time to nominate and vote!

Being shortlisted for the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards and attending the awards party in London was an incredible experience so thank you for helping us make it so far. A big shout out to Cosmopolitan Magazine and their Blog Awards partner Next for throwing an amazing party and making it a night to remember!

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