London and exciting adventure for Eliza May Prints
If you follow me on any sort of social media, you may have already seen that I had some pretty exciting news for the business last Saturday. I jumped on a train with George and went along to the Not on the High Street Pitch Up Event.
We decided to make a day of it, at least then I had something to look forward to if I wasn't successful, so I booked an early morning pitch slot. We arrived super early in London and made our way to NOTHS House in Richmond. In fact we arrived way too early, so we stopped off at a pub next to the offices and I had a cheeky G&T to calm my nerves.. I don't often have an alcoholic bevvy at 10.30am (unless I'm at the airport) but I felt this was a suitable occasion, right?
After pitching my products I was absolutely delighted to hear the words 'we'd love to work with you'. It's been a long term goal for me to become a Not on the High Street partner so it took a while for the news to sink in, actually I'm still not sure if it has sunk in. I'm really proud of this milestone for the business. In the 10 months Eliza May Prints has been up and running, this is by far the biggest achievement for me and I'm so excited to see where it goes.
Obligatory NOTHS photo
After my pitch and feeling on top of the world, we decided to take a trip to Borough Market. We'd been wanting to visit for ages and heard lots of good things. It was nice to take a wander through the stalls, and the amount of free tasters was a definite perk but it was way too busy for us so we went for lunch in Brick Lane instead. We were going to go for a curry, but we got distracted walking past Wahaca, so we decided to try it out instead as we'd both never been there. It was absolutely delicious and hello Churros! I'm kind of embarrassed that we claim to be such foodies and yet we've never eaten there before. I'll definitely be back again for sure!
Borough Market donuts, dreamy
Cactus Heaven at Borough Market
Then we headed to Rough Trade, which is possibly one of George's favourite places ever. That boy has a never ending list of CD's and vinyl's he's lusting after, and as the day had heavily revolved around me, it was only fair for him to go somewhere on his wish list. Plus, they have the coolest Photo Booth in there, so I'm always pretty happy to take advantage of that.
so not ready for the first snap!
We ended the day drinking cocktails and celebrating the good news before heading home.
I'll be working on my NOTHS store front this week, so hopefully it will be live by the end of the week. I'll keep you posted!