All About the Bag: Review of Last Year's Event and Why You Should Attend in 2018

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Back in February 2017, I  received an Instagram message from one of my followers who invited me to attend the "All About the Bag" event at the end of the month that benefited the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland.  I had never been to the event before, but it sounded like so much fun--handbags, fashion, fun, food, and wine--my favorite combination.  I was able to attend with a guest and had two free tickets to give away to some of my Instagram followers.  

Since I    had not started my blog yet and was just doing my basic Instagram page, unfortunately, I    did not get a ton of photos :(, but I can share some and tell you about my experience and why you should attend this year.  If it sounds like fun to you and a great way to support a good cause in our community, you can also enter my giveaway to win two free tickets to attend the event this year on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018!

 My friend and I  arriving at the benefit in style

My friend and I  arriving at the benefit in style

When we arrived at Landerhaven, a beautiful event center in Beachwood, Ohio on the East Side of Cleveland, it was packed!  There were so many fashionable people--some were dressed funky, trendy, classic, and super formal.  It was fun to scope out all the different outfits.

We immediately helped ourselves to some wine and small plates.  The food was tasty and so elegant.  We were able to connect with some other local bloggers and Instagram users as well.

While we waited for the formal fashion show to start, we bought raffle tickets.  There were three raffle areas to enter beautiful prizes that also benefit the Hunger Network.  

1). The Chanel Raffle--This was the main and the biggest raffle.  You could buy tickets at the event or even purchase them ahead of time to enter in to win this prize.  This was the one prize that you did NOT have to be present to win. The winner was announced at the Fashion Show, and these tickets were the most expensive.  They are doing a similar giveaway this year that you can do the same thing!

2). Raffles for Designer Handbags--There were several designer handbags up for raffle.  You were able to buy a strip of raffle tickets and enter in for a variety of bags, including Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Fount.  There were also some other designer products and gift cards.

3). Raffles for Other Products and Services--In the main hall, there was a raffle to enter in for other services and products, such as gardening supplies, workout classes, food, restaurants, and wine.  There were also some additional designer handbags, such as Michael Kors and Kate Spade up for raffle.

 

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After we walked around and entered raffles, we also judged a fashion contest from the students at the Virginia Marti College of Art and Design.  

It was time to begin to filter in for the fashion show. We found our seats and watched all the latest fashion from local malls, shops, and boutiques.  There were so many celebrities in the show, including some of my faves, such as Jessica Pickle from Fox 8!  Nicole Marcellino, the Q host,  along with Jason Nicholas, Cleveland meteorologist, emceed the event!  They are also some of my favorites.  

 

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After the show ended, we checked to see if we won anything.  I  think I  won the prize of the night--a Louis Vuitton Neverfull bag!  I    was so excited--maybe one of the best moments ever!  My friend, N'ecole, won OrangeTheory classes, and my giveaway winner won the Gucci bag.  We all walked away winners!

We had such a great time, and I'm so honored and excited to be invited back again this year.  My giveaway winner, (Instagram Handle Tiffdoh) , also purchased tickets and is going back this year too!  Not only do you get to have an evening out in style, hobnob with the best of Cleveland fashion, and have an opportunity to win bags, you are supporting a great cause!

If you would like to try to win my giveaway to receive two free tickets, you will need to do the following to be entered into the drawing:

INSTAGRAM

1). If you use Instagram, please follow my account, @Clevelandfashionista and @allaboutthebag

2). Comment on my "All About the Bag" Giveaway post as to why you should win the tickets to attend the event and tag your guest.

BLOG

If you are not on Instagram, don't worry--you can win the tickets via the blog!  You will need to:

1). Comment on this post as to what is your dream handbag

2). Subscribe to my blog!  See the subscription info on the bottom of the page.

DOUBLE YOUR CHANCES

You can double your chances by completing BOTH the Instagram and Blog directions!  You cannot enter the Instagram or Blog twice.

If you do not win and would still like to go (which you totally should), you can buy tickets or tickets for the Chanel raffle here.  

Thanks for reading and hope to see you on the 28th!