Date :10th Apr’15
Venue :Hyatt Regency ,Delhi
Being with IB for some 8 months has always rendered me an awesome experience, be it wrt my blogs showcasing or Bloggers Networking, but one thing I had been reading all about & missing to be a part was “Bloggers Meet”. Since long I had been wishing a meet @Delhi/NCR, post looking at the glimpses & reading out reviews of various meets some getting organized at Bangalore & some at other locations. Yes, my wish did come true, the day I received an invite for IB –Kose Meet .So excited I was! My very first Blogger meet,I just went day dreaming about the fun ,about the interactions with lovely bloggers ,about the brand launch of Kose & yes also of the sumptuous Dinner @Hyatt:) .
So with great hopes in my mind, I took an early off from my office (lying from the boss citing health issues ;)) ,rushed @100KMPH from office to home ,dressed up ,highly excited to be on time & rushed for the venue @Hyatt. Well guided to the conference room ,greeted by IB team ,registered ,pounced hungrily on a cup of coffee n cookies while waiting in the lobby area to enter .In few minutes ,the entry to the meet started ,wonderfully decorated room ,amazing chandeliers ,brilliantly managed desks for Bloggers/Retailers/Kose Team:) Bloggers entries being displayed along with the fresh tweets ,so many bloggers ,it all seemed so refreshing & enlightening!
Didn’t carry my DSLR (for sure for next time), but then tried hands on clicking pics from my handy cam(mobile;)) to have a memoir of my very first meet.. The conference room buzzing with …my blog..your blog address..tweets & expected agenda for the day!!Very soon a luminous, brilliantly hosted program begun with the Fun games…Start of surprises …Naming number & getting lovely offerings ,along with details of the bloggers, hearing out their masterpieces ,followed with a wonderful fun way to network & know your desk/side matesJ -meet ,greet ,& go by any of their personal things..So it all started..1..2…& the list went on till 14 bloggers meet & collection of items as Wifey’s old pics;) ,Hair clips, danglers, to toffees & personal notes as well..Just loved the creative way of interaction & enhancing your friend list in the crowd where I stood alone on arriving!!
So post that came 3 rounds of Presentations by team Kose ,being a marketing & Communications professional ,their way of presentations ,hard core research & its facts really amazed me & I once again fell in love with Japanese people ,their sincerity & honesty towards work! So ,it was a 1946 old beauty company ,registered in India in 2013 ,launching their beauty products for Indians ,a formula straight of of sea weeds (a naïve concept for beauty conscious Indians) ,highly determined to augment & boost on the beautification drive with the mid ranged products suitable for all!(So sorry ,Only for Female Indians right now;)Males you’ll have to wait for the time being ,let us females take the lead & be on the list of Japanese audiences;)
Along with some serious presentation, Kose’s (Spawake) Brand Ambassador “Aditi Rao Hyadri” added glamour to it..She looked scintillating, a flawless beauty..I was just startled & longed for a pic together (& hoped that few men in the audiences try to control on their sensesJ).Didn’t knew that it was not just me ,the whole lot of crowd sitting was getting a chance for a group photo ,simply lovely ,& yes well managed!
We were given Spawake moisturizer to try out there n then ,to have a feel ,wow ,it was so pleasant ,so light with an amazing texture & aroma .The first glimpse was attractive ,second was soothing ,this brand was already winning over my heart & I was sure to try out their products ,post understanding the ingredients ,their utilities !
Something distracted..The aroma was rising..Unbearable..Didnt knew from where it was coming…But the second ray of this aroma aroused me..I looked back only to see fresh & hot starters being served..It was my fav..Panner Tikka..I grabbed the plate..Being vegetarian, I had the option of Mushroom covered with ultra soft patty style & yummy Tikka’s ,2 rounds quenched my hunger for the time being & I had to wait for the Dinner to have a taste of all the scrumptious delicacies served upon.
This was then followed by an exquisite performance by the Japanese troop, spell binding dance performance, which was followed by a varied range of delicacies for dinner.
From salads (Sorry don’t even remember names ,but for next time I’m gonna be sure & give you all a write up exclusively on food..trying to be food blogger as well;)) ,to dahi bada’s pasta’s ,noodles ,sabji(panner ,daal ,aloo) & naan to mouth watering desserts ,It was a superb food from Hyatt! & yes while I finished upon, most of the fellows were busy on the “Bar Table”, enjoying their drinks & me enjoying my coke;)
Having a gala time at the meet, with a score of 110 from 100, simply elated I walked towards the exit only to find a gift from spawake, brilliant pack of their launched products! Guys check out their range ,already released & in media -www.spawake.in .
So here it goes a Big “ARIGATOU” (Thanks in Japanese) to Kose & IndiBlogger Team for making my first experience a memorable one, an unforgettable bonding!