*This post is following a press invite to the E-shores travel event in Leeds. All views are my own and photographs are credited if they are not taken by myself.

A few weeks ago I was invited to a travel event held by E-shores, a travel company that specialises in tailor-made multi centre holidays. Have you ever struggled to decide between wanting a bit of an adventure, but also wanting to slob about on the beach all day being served ice cold mojitos? Yeah, same. Well, E-shores has you covered. They specialise in creating the best package and itinerary to suit your needs. What more could you want? A discount code saving you Β£100 off your holiday booking I hear you say? Well, read on and your wish shall be granted.

The event brought together a bunch of northern bloggers in Lambert’s Yard, Leeds and it was really lovely to put names to the faces of so many fellow bloggers I follow online. The evening was focused on promoting E-shores multi-centre USA trip to San Francisco, L.A and Las Vegas. Each stage of the evening represented one of the different cities which was a nice touch.

Pictured with my gorgeous blogger friends: Victoria, Elle and Montelle

Starter: San Francisco

Upon arrival we were greeted with a mobile bar filled with cocktails inspired by San Fran, mixed by Anthony from Mix and Twist. As my blog name suggests, I sure do love a cocktail selection! First up I chose a wall banger which was vodka based, mixed with mango and pineapple.

Photography by Elouisa Georgiou

What you can only just see a slither of in this photo is the Pornstar Martini tree and you better believe that your gal went back to the bar! They are hands down my favourite cocktail ever so it had to be done – lets call it a bit of self care shall we?. 3 cocktails down and I was starting to forget that it was a Wednesday evening and I had work in the morning! (whoopsies).

Main: Los Angeles

After cocktails we made our way upstairs to the dining area where we were served a three course meal inspired by L.A. As you can see from my photograph, the tables were adorned with twinkly lights which were really cute. The starter was a Hawaiian Tuna Poke, followed by a main of Abigaile Fried Chicken Sandwich and a dessert of a yoghurt martini with raspberry and pomegranate. (Starter and main photographed by: Elouisa Georgiou)

I like my martini’s in both alcohol and dessert form

Dessert: Las Vegas

Last but not least, we were treated to a magic show by Sebastian Walton who has previously performed in USA and has been trained in Las Vegas. In front of the whole room, he actually read my mind – he was so brilliant! Not only that, he took my friend Victoria’s wedding ring, wrapped it in tissue and set it on fire. The look on her face was priceless. Of course, she got it back and all was well. Cheers Sebastian babe!

Photography by: Elouisa Georgiou
Photography by: Elouisa Georgiou

If you’re looking for your next big travel adventure then I suggest you look no further and head to E-shores who will guide you through the planning process and lead you to that American dream.

Ps – I didn’t forget about that discount code – simply quote USA/Leeds Event to get Β£100 off when booking. You lucky things – Cheers!

Have you been to USA? What was your favourite place to visit?

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  • Julie Buda says:

    I booked my 25th Anniversary trip to Italy with E-shores earlier this year and they were brilliant!! It looks like a fantastic event and even better that you got to meet up with some other local bloggers 😊

  • Victoria says:

    Such a great post Hannah and thanks so much for the mention. I had such an amazing evening, learning all about the USA and catching up with you guys. You looked absolutely stunning in this dress, it suited you down to a tee. Fab post πŸ™‚ xxx

    • hannahshappyhour says:

      You’re welcome my lovely! Aw thanks lovely, was definitely a bit out my comfort zone with the satin! Love a bit of green though. You looked beaut as always and so good to finally catch up! xxx

  • Faye says:

    This sounds like a great event! I love the whole idea of representing each element of the trip throughout the night x


  • Rachel says:

    Looks like it was a fun night! I’m from the USA and my favorite place is Florida by all means… I love having a margarita or a martini surrounded by palm trees! (Of course, I am also a resident of Florida and biased by all means) I need to make my away over the UK. I feel like I’m missing out!