Blogger’s Christmas Dinner

Last month, I thought it would be nice to organise a wee blogger’s Christmas get together for some of the lovely folk I’ve met through the crazy world of fashion blogging.We all see each other pretty regularly but usually we’re on official blogger business and taking notes/pictures/asking questions rather than catching up. Oh and I needed to wear my Lanvin x H&M dress in the presence of people who would appreciate it!

I’m not a huge turkey fan so I chose what seems to be blogger’s favourite cuisine, dimsum. Rather selfishly, I chose one of my favourite restaurants – Ping Pong. I’ve been going for years and it’s become my automatic response when someone suggests lunch or dinner. At dinner, both Kristabel and Jenny reminded me that the first time they went to Ping Pong was with me. As I’m such a super-fan, the lovely folk at Ping Pong helped me to plan the shindig, they put aside a private room in the new-ish Appold Street restaurant which is just by Liverpool Street station. The room is absolutely gorgeous, two walls are glass and it’s just stunning. 

Unfortunately, a few people couldn’t make it due to the snow which is a shame. But the rest of us – Kristabel from I want you to know, Jenny from The Style PA, Katie from London Plinth, Fiona from Save Our Shoes, Matthew from Un Nouveau Ideal, Alize from Blog de Tendances and Kit from Style Slicker – had a ball. I think we all OD’ed on dim sum and the amazing flowering jasmine tea – if you haven’t tried this, make it your new year’s resolution! Huge thanks to Emma for helping to organise the night. 

Reena Rai

Reena Rai is a 30-something London-based fashion, travel and lifestyle blogger. She has been blogging for 10 years (!), previously at before launching her self-titled blog.



  1. Kit
    January 2, 2011 / 2:29 pm

    I had such a blast with you guys, it was a lovely Ping Pong Christmas dinner…THANK YOU REENA!!!

  2. daisychain
    January 2, 2011 / 3:40 pm

    That looks like so much fun!

  3. Watch this! Not that!
    January 2, 2011 / 10:54 pm

    Ah, How fun !!! Bet you guys had a great time ! Happy New Year tooo !! 🙂

  4. FashionJazz
    January 3, 2011 / 9:56 am

    This looks like soo much fun!! Happy New year! xx

  5. FashionLifeCoach
    January 3, 2011 / 12:14 pm

    The images promise a great party night out! Hope you had an amazing time with your friends. cheers 2011, FashionLifeCoach

  6. Style Eyes
    January 3, 2011 / 4:24 pm

    Looks like great fun and thanks for the recommendation, I will definitely try and check out Ping Pong next time I am in London.

  7. Sherin
    January 3, 2011 / 7:54 pm

    It looks like it was so much fun. So gutted that I couldn't make it. I'm also now dying to try Ping Pong!

  8. Martina Gallo
    January 3, 2011 / 9:49 pm

    Fantastic blog.I hope you pass to mine and follow me!Thanks =)

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