Bay Area Blogger Meetup

IMG_4454 A couple of weeks ago, we threw our first ever Bay Area Blogger Meetup. 25 bloggers from around the Bay Area (and beyond) came to meet and connect at the Brit + Co. headquarters in San Francisco. Andrea Pimentel of Bakin' Bit catered the most delicious food and my friend Dan Cohen photographed the event. Brit + Co. also opened their MakeShop during our event so the bloggers could get creative and shop after mingling. I was so happy with the turnout and so inspired by all the amazing bloggers that attended. I can't wait to share what we have planned next!

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Thank you Brit + Co. for being such an amazing host and to Of Trees and Hues for helping with sponsor and attendee recruiting.

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We had so many great sponsors who contributed to an amazing gift box that each blogger took home and Brit + Co. gave each of us a lovely Brit Kit containing supplies to make our own stamps. I gave my own personal touch with handmade, hand-block-printed Furoshiki wraps. To see Instagram photos of the event, search #sfbabs.

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On the menu: Cheese, Fruit, Olive, & Nut Plate with Baguette, Pineapple Sausage Skewer, Shrimp Mango Fresh Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce, Vegan Artichoke Tarts, Zucchini Ribbon, Fresh Mozzarella and Mint Salads, Key Lime Pot de Creme with Gingersnap Cookie Spoons (my favorite!), Brownie Dulce de Leche Shots, Mini Almond Scones, Pomegranate Mint Lemonade and Cucumber Lemon Water. Andrea is a teacher at the Academy of Art and caters on the side, isn't she amazing?

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IMG_7557 We spent the evening getting to know each other and sharing our blogging experiences over delicious food and drinks. I was thrilled to collaborate on the spot with some of the bloggers for future photo adventures and blog posts.

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latache Buluchu sponsored our on-the-spot giveaway. My husband Chris (who was there for technical and moral support) drew the lucky winner's name who was, drumroll....LaTache of Smiling Is Good For Your Teeth Blog! She won a waxed canvas and leather Buluchu hobo bag from their new line available now on their Etsy shop!

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IMG_7530 photos by dan cohen + chris mieuli

Check out more blog posts about the Bay Area Blogger Meetup on Rio The Dream Catcher (part 2 and my outfit also here) and Dear Vixen.