Happy hump day everyone!!!
I had such a great weekend and I'm really excited to share my experience with everyone! I had the pleasure of attending the first So-Cal Bloggers Brunch at Areal Restaurant in Santa Monica this past Sunday. Let me start off by saying I've never been to this part of Santa Monica before and it was such a cute little beach community with great little boutique shops and restaurants.
My wonderful Fiancé dropped me off and that's when my nervousness set in. I had never been put in a situation where I did not know anyone. I am a very shy person especially when I don't have a wing man (like a familiar face or friend) by my side. I'm told by the host at Areal that my party was in the patio all the way to the left and my knees got a little weak. I walk towards the check in table where I am greeted with smiles, warm welcomes, and a name tag which had my name and my blogs name.
I look around and I notice there are about 3 or 4 groups of bloggers chatting it up and getting to know each other so I said to myself it's now or never!! I walk up to the closest group and interrupt them so I can introduce myself. I was greeted by Kate from Nautical by Nature, Leeann from Join the Gossip, and one other beautiful blogger. Soon after Lauren joined the group and we started chatting about our different blogs and how long we've been blogging. It was so interesting to hear every one's different stories and advice. I soaked up as much info as I could while sipping on my bottomless mimosa. I must say Areal's service was amazing!!!
I learned one very important thing from meeting all these different bloggers and that is always carry around a business card with all of your blog information including social media and contact information because you never know when you might need one. I don't want to bore everyone with all of the minor details but I just want to say I had a great time meeting all of the wonderful bloggers and I can't wait for the next So-Cal Bloggers event!! HUGE THANK YOU to So-Cal Bloggers and LA Brunchers for putting this event together and for letting me borrow some of the pictures which are on today's post (pictures that were borrowed are marked on the bottom right hand corner)!!