© All images Gareth Davies Photography, courtesy of Vintage Manchester
Bewitched by the magic & madness that was the Vintage Manchester Awards 2013, there really was no turning back. As a proud nominee in the Best Newcomer category The Showroom Online – me, The Mother & Miss Temi – were in attendance to enjoy the Las Vegas themed night & all the glitz which transported us all back to some good old fashioned entertainment.
Some personal highlights included being seated with winner Gwyn of Vintage Afternoon Teas & her charming troupe of friends. Gwyn charmed the rest of the room as she graciously & tipsily accepted her well deserved award. There was also ravishing in red, Christine of The Fabulous Times & of course meeting charming photographer Gareth Davies who worked tirelessly & captured the night so perfectly. And not forgetting the hilarious & bewitching Miss Kiki de Ville who presided as Mistress of Ceremony.
Nominees, winners & guests were treated to burlesque from Ginger La Rouge (now I want to learn burlesque), cocktails by The Drinks Enthusiast (heavenly hangovers) & the most divine chocolates by Drop Dead Chocolates; I think it was forest fruits being the most drop dead divine of all!
And the winners are…
Best Vintage Entertainment: Dr Sid
Best Vintage Fair: Vintage Village Stockport
Best Vintage Photography: HMS Vintage
Best Vintage Beauty & Grooming: Bethany Jane Davies- The Vintage Beauty Parlour
Best Vintage Venue: Sugar Junction
Best Vintage Furniture/Home Shop: Rose& Lee Vintage Living
Best Vintage Lifestyle Blog: nortonofmorton.com
Best Vintage Newcomer: HMS Vintage
Although The Showroom Online didn’t win I was pretty honoured & overjoyed to be nominated & to be in such fine company. There really is no better way to mark a year in business than an award nomination.
A huge thank to the Susan Earlam – founder of Vintage Manchester for organising an amazing night.
The Vintage Manchester Awards were held on 23rd October at 235 MANCHESTER.