Celebrate the Spirit of Summer with Rekorderlig

Rekorderlig have been bringing us a tiny piece of Sweden for a couple of years now, surprising isn’t it. It feels like this amazing brand of premium fruit cider have been around forever. They’re my staple drink when I go out (and I don’t fancy a cocktail). This Summer they decided to bring a touch of Scandinavia to Brixton at the Grand Union’s cider garden.

The event was open to the public, and you may have noticed me tweeting about tickets during the lead up to it. That’s because I felt that it was the perfect way to spend a relaxing Summer weekend with friends. We went along on the Saturday and were greeted with some coupons for food and drink (which came with the ticket). Heading straight to the bar we decided to grab a couple of bottles – Wild Berries for me. Grabbing seats in one of the floral shacks, we sipped away as we chatted and people watched. Then we were treated to a pair of sunglasses and a floral crown. To complete the look, Lucy (the MUA at the event) painted some flowers on my arm; to represent the Swedish myth that placing seven different flowers under your pillow will result in finding your true love. Whereas I’ve already found mine, it was fun to take part.

The drinks were great, with several of Rekorderlig’s best sellers on offer. There were cocktails too, and I do love a good Rekorderlig cocktail, but at £25 a pitcher it seemed a bit pricey. Instead we used the tokens given to us to grab a couple of bottles and some nibbles. There wasn’t much food going round for some reason, and we kept getting the same dish come round to us but it didn’t dampen any spirits. I think the food was so good at Rekorderlig’s Swedish Forest event that I constantly compare it at all of their events. I know, I need a slap on the wrist! Overall we had a really nice time and it was a great way to spend my Saturday afternoon.

You can recreate your own Spirit of Summer at home with Rekorderlig.

Photo Diary: Rekorderlig ‘Apple & Guava’ Spirit of Summer Press Event

On Thursday evening I headed to St Paul’s for a beautifully Swedish affair. My favourite fruit cider (who am I kidding? It’s the ONLY cider I drink) Rekorderlig were hosting a press event to celebrate the launch of their new Summer flavour. That meant the fiancé and I were able to take in the amazing views from the Sky Bar (at The Grange Hotel) roof terrace as we sipped on the new Apple & Guava Rekorderlig. It’s juicy, sweet and very unique. After trying the new drink, I wanted to jump straight onto the cocktails (they’re my jam, yo!). Luckily Rekorderlig’s amazing mixologist Joel Persson was on hand to offer us some delicious beverages. My favourite was the Guava Semester, a succulently sweet cocktail made with Rekorderlig’s apple & guava, gin, apple juice, mint leaves, lime juice and sugar syrup. Now all I need is a stocked fridge and a pitcher to make it my drink of the Summer.
Once again Rekorderlig managed to host a chilled and enjoyable event. I loved the decor and more importantly the venue, which was the perfect Summer setting. This Summer I can definitely see myself chilling on a roof terrace with some friends, having a laugh and throwing back the Guava Semesters. Well done Rekorderlig, you’ve outdone yourself again!
Visit Rekorderlig to get your hands on their new flavour this Summer.

OOTD: Strawberry meets Lime

Dress – Primark | Boots – Topshop | Necklace – Tatty Devine | Bracelet – Whistles | Drink* – Rekorderlig
You wouldn’t be wrong in thinking that one of these photos is unlike the rest. That’s because Rekorderlig recently contacted me about an interesting little style challenge. They asked me to style an outfit centred around, and inspired by, one of their Spring collection flavours. Why? To celebrate LFW, of course! No not London Fashion Week – London Flavour Week! 
Rekorderlig is a delicious cider and it was certainly my drink of choice last Spring/Summer. Their new Spring collection features 3 fruity flavours: Stawberry-Lime, Pear and Passionfruit. It’s no wonder a great product would come up with such a great way to interact with bloggers. In fact Rekorderlig love working with bloggers, such as Swedish beauty Caroline Blomst. So I knew I was going to have a good time styling this challenge.
I was most inspired by their Strawberry-Lime Cider for my outfit. As soon as I opened my wardrobe this dress screamed strawberries at me! Ok, well not literally, but you get my point here – it just seemed to fit perfectly. The colour reminded me of strawberries and I knew exactly which lime green bracelet to pair with it. It may still be Winter but it felt like a wonderful Spring day when I took these photos. The sun was shining, it was lovely and warm, and I couldn’t help but feel happy. For me, this is the perfect Spring outfit – it’s casual, comfortable, flow-y and fashionable! It was also really fun matching my outfit to one of my favourite drinks.
For your chance to win Rekorderlig’s Spring Flavour Collection upload an image of your Spring flavour inspired outfit to Twitter or Instagram using #LondonFlavourWeek.
This post is in collaboration with Rekorderlig but all views, photos and words are my own.

Giveaway: Rekorderlig Midsummer House Tickets

The lovely people over at Rekorderlig are hosting another amazing event this Summer.
They will be bringing a little bit of the Swedish Midsummer spirit to London’s Victoria Park.
You may remember I attended their last event where they transformed the Truman Brewery into a Swedish Forest.
Well if that was anything to go by you won’t want to miss out on this one!
Luckily I have a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader.
What can you win?
A pair of tickets (one for you, one for a friend) to the Rekorderlig Midsummer House!
Tickets are valid for entry for one day from 21st June – 5th July.

How to enter:
+ Be a follower of ‘Bloomzy‘ via GFC/Bloglovin
+ Earn extra entries via Twitter/Facebook etc.
– Entrants must be over 18!! –
– The giveaway will run until Saturday 15th June.
– The giveaway is open to UK residents, and you will need to find your own transport to the event.

Event: Tie-Dye Workshop @ Boxpark

Tie-dye workshop at Boxpark, held by Monkee Genes, sponsored by Rekorderlig 

Last weekend myself and a friend were invited to a tie-dye workshop sponsored by Rekorderlig.
You all know I’m a big fan of the fruit cider, so I was excited to hear about them sponsoring an ethical clothing brand called Monkee Genes. I knew a little about the brand as their jeans are sold in Topshop, but I was very interested to hear more about a brand that made organic clothing (yes, that is a thing) and cared about the people that make their items.
Tie-dye is popping up all over the place again this season, so of course I wanted to tie-dye some creations of my own. 

My tie-dye creations – a pair of Monkee Genes, and a pair of socks*

The event was in association with an amazing group called Neon Stash.
Our lovely tutor for the afternoon was so energetic and chatty that she really made the event!
Everyone was given a t-shirt to tie-dye, and I was also given some jeans (by Monkee Genes) and some socks.
I was ready to tie-dye! I wanted to go for something subtle that I knew would fit my personal style easily.
I choose pink and purple for my jeans – I used the ye’old crumple tie-dye effect – and dip-dyed some socks yellow.
I didn’t want to post a full-on photo of the jeans as I want to reveal them in an OOTD post.
That is, as soon as I get them altered, as they’re about a foot longer than my legs right now.
I had a brilliant time and so did my friend.
I’d like to thank everyone at Monkee Genes, Neon Stash and Rekorderlig!
You brought me back to the days of my childhood when tie-dye ran supreme.

What do you all think of my tie-dye creations?

Photo Diary: Tatty Devine Sugar Skull Workshop

Last weekend a very good friend came down to visit me in my new pad.
We’d already made plans to visit the Rekorderlig event on the Friday, but we also needed to fill up our Saturday.
It so happens that I follow Tatty Devine on Twitter (big fan, as you know) and they mentioned a workshop they were holding to make and design your own Sugar Skull necklace, much like the ones they had on sale this Summer. You probably remember how much I wanted one of their Sugar Skull necklaces, but actually I didn’t end up buying one as I was too busy saving for the big move to London. So this was the perfect opportunity for me to make my very own unique Tatty Devine necklace! After some persuasion from my friend – he wanted to make one too – we decided to go.
The workshop itself is quite small so the event only had around 11 people (2 being TD staff members).
My friend was the only guy there, but the ladies loved him, and we all had a lovely time. Everyone was super chatty and very friendly – I think the atmosphere in Tatty Devine helped, it was very welcoming and laid back. We got to play with spray paints, stencils, crystals and a whole manner of shiny & sparkly objects. Everyone’s design was completely unique and it was fun comparing them along the way. Some went for shockingly pink, Barbie inspired skulls, others went for ALL the bling, while I finally decided on a dark gothic inspired sugar skull – it was that or purple.
My final design is the one on the left and the one on the right is my friend’s.
I had a brilliant time and met some lovely people. The TD staff were wonderful – funny, helpful and kind.
If you get the chance to attend one of their workshops please do! The experience alone is worth the money.
Spaces sell out very quickly though so keep an eye out (here) and book as soon as you can!

Photo Diary: Rekorderlig Winter Forest Bar

Some of you will know by now of my love for Sweden and Rekorderlig.
So you can imagine how excited I was to be invited to the Rekorderlig Winter Forest Bar.
Brick Lane’s Truman Brewery has been transformed into a Swedish Winter cider experience.
Walking in, you’re greeted by pine tress and a floor scattered with leaves – it genuinely feels like you’re in a forest.
The pop-up itself includes a bar, tapas style food, live music courtesy of a DJ, and an amazing atmosphere. 
You’re welcomed with a Rekorderlig tasting palette, which includes 4 of their flavours and a tasty treat!
The bar serves all of the Rekorderlig flavours, and some specially made Rekorderlig cocktails, which are lovely.
You can also try out some Scandanavian food (see menus above) – the Elk sausage roll was my favourite.
I loved the whole event – so much so that I bought tickets so I could go twice!
It’s a great experience, and a wonderful retreat from the hectic streets of London.
The tasting palette alone is worth more than the £5 ticket price, so it’s also worth your money.
The cider, food and music were perfect and it has made me love Rekorderlig (& Sweden) even more!
The Rekorderlig Winter Forest Bar pop-up is only open until 6th November!
Head to 91 Brick Lane (Truman Brewery) after 8pm to grab tickets on the door.
Tickets are sold-out online!