The week leading up to the event was harrowing at best and I was really looking forward to the event. It was a chance to get away for an afternoon and network with other bloggers. On the eve of the event, I opened the invite again to look at the time and realised there was a dress code! They wanted us to wear white. OMG... came a panic attack! I was rummaging through my wardrobe when I realised I was suffering from the classic 'I Have Nothing To Wear Syndrome'. Hubs came to the rescue by pointing at the silk top and jacket set he picked up for me during his travels :) Happily, I retired for the night.
The next morning brought on a huge pounding headache and wave after wave of nausea. I wanted to curl under my bed covers and not move a muscle the whole day. I was upset at missing the event but not sure if I could make it. An noon, I asked hubs and he told me to go. I could always return sooner if I didn't feel well. And so after an hour of deliberation, I donned my white top, blow dried my hair, slapped my favorite lipstick on and set out to attend the event!
Once I reached JW Marriott, the first thing I noticed was the sea of white inside the business centre. There were lots of women milling about. I could see the kiosks set up with iPads and photo booths with quirky glasses and shiny hats.
Hats & Glasses
Jyoti, Suma, Apurva and Anks
Zumba - Spot Me!
With the Dove Lady Guntaas
Before and After
Our parting gift was a goody bag of hair products include Dove Intense Repair Shampoo & Conditioner, a Philips straightener a dove pin :) After all the pampering, the gifts were totally unexpected! You can read more about the intense repair range here. The next morning I used the products in my hair and they felt so soft and bouncy that I was sure that I can play with my hair as much as I like. Dove would indeed take care of the damage...
Today, as I think back about the event, there were women of all ages, shapes and sizes... from the 20 year old Prerna to Bienu who came with her teenage daughter. From beauty and fashion bloggers to chefs and travel writers. All of us came together and left feeling like princesses. We played care free and were made to look lovely and looked after. Each of one us made friends that day and am sure some of these friendships with last with more Play Dates to come. Thank you Dove and Indiblogger!