On Thursday 9th November, at The Glasshouse, Edinburgh , press and bloggers entered the Calton Suite glasshouse, light by fairy lights and candles, for a sparkling evening of organisation. Guests were greeted by the Busy B team and a glass of bubbly then given the freedom to browse our Pretty, Fashion and Contemporary Collections.
The Pretty Collection
The perfect solution for when on-the-go, our Pretty Collection is full of gorgeously thoughtful products that are as delightful as they are clever. From charming calendars to lovely labels and nifty notebooks, they make perfect gifts, and are just the thing for keeping the whole family beautifully organised. The Pretty Collection, full of light florals in muted pastels tones, has a feminine feel and is a firm favourite among our Busy B followers.
The Fashion Collection
The Fashion Collection was created to satisfy the organisational needs of the working woman on-the-go. This stylish range of handbag must-haves is ideal for getting beautifully organised, whether they’re going to work, out for a night on the tiles or jet-setting away on holiday.
The Contemporary Collection
Our newest collection, the Contemporary Collection, was designed to bring a little bit of luxury to organisation. For more details on how the collection came to life, visit our post From Concept to Creation - Behind the Scenes on the Contemporary Collection".
The Competition - #AskKerriB
Hidden in amongst our new collection displays was our beautiful competition hamper, in collaboration with Go Ape and The Tartan Blanket Co.. To enter, guests were asked to tweet Kerri B (Busy B Founder) with a question to be asked during her Q&A session later that evening. The #AskKerriB competition was a great success, with floods of questions coming in over Twitter, from those that weren’t able to attend too! As well as a Busy B bundle of goodies, the lucky winner was set to receive three pairs of tickets to visit Go Ape, as well as a gorgeous pink lambswool scarf from The Tartan Blanket Co., another Edinburgh-based business like Busy B!
During Kerri B’s Q&A session, guests heard how she took Busy B from the spare bedroom of her flat, to where it is today, 20 years later. No stranger to set backs, Kerri shared how she pushed through, knocking on the doors of major retailers, to finally grab a chance with Lakeland. Kerri delved into the triumphs and tribulations of Busy B and opened up about her experiences of running a business, which now has 15 staff.
When the floor was opened to questions from #AskKerriB, Kerri was faced with so many interesting questions: “How do I hide my stationery habit from my husband?”, “What do you do in your downtime?”, “What advice would you give your younger self?”. So many great questions, but Kerri had to pick her favourite to win the hamper! The hamper went to Kirsty Nicholls, from MADE Magazine, who asked a great selection of questions on the night including:
Thanks to everyone who tweeted and asked questions – they were all fantastic!
Dotted around the room on the evening were displays of all our 2018 diaries: Busy Life Diary, To Do Diary, Family Diary, Day a Page Diary, Perfect Planner and the Slim Diary. Guests browsed each diary before coming to the painstaking decision of which one to choose to take home with them! To help you decide on your favourite, check out our post: "Which Busy B diary is for you?”
Laila Lettering - beautiful calligraphy!
We were lucky enough to be joined by Christina of Laila Lettering who personalised the inside covers of the diaries of our guests. Here's a photo of Kerri B's! Have a look at more of Christina's gorgeous work on her Etsy shop: Laila Lettering.
Thanks to our Contributors!
A big thank you goes to our fantastic contributors, including Judith Bond Cakes who spoiled us all with beautifully Busy B branded cupcakes, delivering them personally herself, all the way from North Wales! To wash down the cakes, Shaken Udder also kindly supplied some of their delicious milkshakes – what a treat!
The Busy B Dated Launch Event goodie bag was bursting at the seams with a selection of fantastic gifts from a whole host of brands, who helped make the night extra special for all that received one. Thanks to Bookspeed, Bellfield Brewery, Nice Stuff, Coco Chocolatier and Eteaket.
Thanks from the Busy B Team
Thanks to everyone who came along to the inaugural Busy B Dated Launch Event #BusyB2018, we loved meeting you all and sharing a bit of Busy B with you! Until next time …