Happy Thursday, every one! For today’s blog post, I will be sharing some fun photos and information about a celebratory event that Pandora held on March 8th, 2020. All photos and information are courtesy of Pandora.SO…make sure to grab a cup of tea and let’s get started!
In honour and celebration of, International Women’s Day, Pandora held an exclusive concert, hosted by Maya Jama and Halima Aden! The event was held in London, in support of UNICEF.
The ticket sales supported UNICEF in empowering young people through programmes, such as UPSHIFT education, gender equality, rights awareness personal empowerment and civic engagement). If you would like to know more information about the #PandoraForUNICEF #CharmsForChange 3 year partnership, I have a blog post, HERE. There is also a special and newly released charm: We Can Do Anything. Proceeds will be donated to UNICE, until April 30th.
Now, back to the event! The intimate crowd was moved by upbeat songs by performers, Anne-Marie and Mahalia. These stars helped celebrated female empowerment! Some songs that were sung were: R.E.S.P.E.C.T, Flawless and Wannabe.
Also at the event, were the, The Pandora Muses – Halima Aden, Larsen Thompson, Margaret Zhang and Tasya van Ree. I am a fan of, Halima Aden and I was sooo excited when she became a Pandora Muse!
The Pandora Muses also celebrated the event with, Neelam Gill, Leomie Anderson, Louise Thompson, Roxy Horner, Chloe Lloyd and Jess Woodley.
From the pictures and the fun content I saw from Pandora’s Instagram page…the event truly looked spectacular and so much fun! How cool would it have been to attend this concert and support such a wonderful cause? I love that Pandora gives back and empowers women, all over the world.
Have you ever attended a Pandora event? It is on my bucket list and I hope to attend one, some day!!!
In this video, I share my Pandora Moments Christmas Charm Bracelet and my Pandora Open Bangle Disney Christmas themed Pandora Bracelet. I also share my Chrismas themed Pandora Floating Locket necklace and my Ohm Beads Lucky Red Whip Bracelet with some Beadmas themed beads! I hope you enjoy this video and a very blessed and Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Seasons Greeting to each and every one of you! I hope it’s a magical one! XOXO
Tomorrow, I will be premiering my last video in this wonderful Christmas Swap series that Elizabeth, Nichol, Jahndra and I all participated in! The creative idea to do a Pandora Christmas gift exchange was Elizabeth’s idea and she passed it along to us girls! I had never done a swap before and I was so excited! In this post, I’ll share a little more detail about the swap experience.
How We Planned It All Out!
Elizabeth and Jahndra had done a swap together before, so they shared all their tips with Nichol and I! We all decided to create wish lists of Pandora items we would love to own (retired, new, hard to find, etc). This way, we could get one another something truly special! We also created separate chat groups (excluding one of us), so we could discuss ideas on what to get and avoid gifting the same item!
Once we settled on who was getting what for who, we went shopping for those special Pandora items!!! And all of us cheated by including some fun, non-pandora gifts too!!! It was too hard not to want to spoil these wonderful ladies!
Shipping All Over the World!
Once we had gathered up our items, it was time to wrap them and ship them off! What I loved most about Elizabeth, Nichol and Jahndra’s gift was how creative they wrapped their gifts. They had so many cute notes and hints on what to open first, etc. If I ever get to do a swap again, I am totally going to do this idea! I loved it and it made the gift opening experience very special and thoughtful.
Shipping was pretty interesting for all of us! Since we all live in different countries, it was quite an experience…especially, at Christmas time! One of the busiest seasons for mail services. For me, I had a few issues:
Canada Post was on strike, but luckily it didn’t take too much longer for Elizabeth’s gift to arrive…and it did make it before Christmas, thank goodness. I had wanted to ship with Fedex, but it ended up being crazy expensive, so I decided to try it with Canada Post after they assured me it would make it there before Christmas.
Fedex’s systems were down when I went to mail off Jahndra and Nichol’s gifts. They ended up loosing the handwritten paper work I filled out on both shipments. I had to make a few phone calls, but luckily…everything was sorted out, in a timely manner.
If there’s one thing I would do differently with shipment, I would have sent my items out earlier!!! But that being said, everything arrived before Christmas.
And What Did We Surprise Each Other With?
Linked below are all three of my swap unboxing videos, with links to each friend’s unboxing video of the gifts I sent her!
I will say this as a tip: make sure your external microphone is fully charged before filming. While I was filming Nichol’s gifts, my external mic ended up dying and it caused some issues with the sound/audio quality. Luckily, I was able to edit the sound to be slightly better…but still not to my normal standards. I was so frustrated, but you cannot re-film a swap/unboxing video!
So excited to announce that Nichol and I will be hosting a second “virtual tea date” on Youtube Live! It has been long overdue, since we were planning to make it a monthly event! Both our lives got a bit crazier, over the last few months and we are happy that things have calmed down, so we can put some time into this!!!
In this Youtube Live, we will be discussing the Pandora 2018 Christmas collection, a Q&A and more!!! If you would like to join us, make sure to get a cup of tea ready and free up your Sunday at 5:00 PM Eastern! The live will be hosted on my Youtube Channel, FashionStoryteller, so make sure you have notifications turned off (just click that bell), to get a notification when the live starts!
We are so looking forward to it and hope to see you there!!!
One more little post, although it is quite delayed because I published this video a few weeks before Halloween!
My close friend, Tiara (PandoraToldTales) was in town and we decided to film a video together. We actually had filmed a previous video, back in the summer time. Unfortunately, that footage got corrupted and I was unable to recover the video footage (just a few photos). I was sooo happy to finally have the opportunity to film another video with her, but more importantly…to see her and spend some much needed time catching up!
Tiara recently started her Pandora collection and she loves finding and hunting down preloved Pandora charms. She finds such crazy amazing deals on Pandora charms! We are hoping to film another video together, to give you tips and tricks on how to buy preloved Pandora.
Let’s also hope she starts a youtube channel or blog to share all her tips and designs, as well!
On Saturday morning, I published a video that is very special to me: my husband guest stars along side me to show you his “Mandora” Pandora bracelet! I was so proud of him, I think he did a fantastic job since it was his first time on camera. I hope you enjoy watching this mini Q&A with him!
I would also love to know if your significant others like to wear more masculine feeling jewellery…or even have their own “Mandora”.
A huge thank you to everyone who joined Nichol and I for our first official tea/coffee date on Youtube. It was such a fun way to connect and chat with you all and I honestly enjoyed every minute. Nichol and I are planning to do monthly live chats together, rotating on our channels…and I cannot wait until the next one!
During the live chat…quite a few of you mentioned us creating a Facebook group. This is such a fun idea and is something we are going to look into! We would love to know what kind of things you would like to see on the facebook group. Please let us know!
I hope you enjoy the rest of your day and a great week ahead!!!
Come join Nichol (aka MyPandoraCharmedLife) and I for a virtual tea/coffee date on Youtube Live! We have some exciting things to share and are looking forward to discussing all things Pandora with you. Please keep an eye out on our instagram accounts for a direct link to the live video or turn on “notifications” on our youtube channels to be notified. We hope to see you there!!! xx