This past weekend I had the opportunity to go to a southern california blogger meet-up. A few weeks ago when I signed up, the list was around 30 and I was overwhelmed by meeting so many girls (and at that point I didn't know anyone). Well, if I thought thirty girls was a lot, you can't imagine how nervous I was when the final guest list had well over 65 bloggers PLUS a waiting list to come to the event. Yes, event. Not hang out. The event was put together by a handful of seriously talented (and patient!) ladies. Tammy, Hollie, Olivia, Kelsey, Stephanie & Kai delivered in a huge way with over $3,000 worth of prizes (everyone won something, how cool is that?) as well as swag/grab bags for everyone. The venue was an amazing little sushi place called Roppongi's in La Jolla, California. It was amazing--- to say the least. Before the meet-up I had the opportunity to to drive down with my newest real life friend Britney to meet up with Julie from Smitten Minton's! I also got to meet Stephanie, Meg, Selma and Leann at brunch in Del Mar! Del Mar is a pretty beautiful spot--- green grass, cute boutiques, ocean. Amazing. Let me quit rambling and show you some pictures from the day. There may or may not be at least 30 pictures in this post. I couldn't help myself.
|Brit, Julie & Stephanie (who is from Michigan! Represent!)|
|brunch at Pacifica Del Mar (if you live close, this little city is definitely worth a trip!)|
|julie's french toast....amazing, right?|
|julie & I|
|horse sized dog we ran into...|
|group picture by the ocean.... everything was fine until Leann yelled "a bird just pooped on me!"|
we didn't believe her....until...
|she showed us the poop! ah, crap. literally.|
|Oh, Britney is a model. No big deal.|
|closest thing to an outfit post I will ever get.|
shirt: j.crew, jeans: target, boots: aldo
|del mar living|
|amira from shades of gray! I just love love LOVED HER.|
|handing out presents!!!|
|from left to right: tammy, kelsey, stephanie, kai, olivia|
|ashley krieger, do you see I am wearing your b-day gift to me?!|
|I won a cuteeeee dress from SHOP FRANKIE'S. Check out the online store!|
I won the leopard buckle dress!
There was an awesome little photobooth spot too!
And then after heading to Smash Burger for some fries (obviously), we headed down to take a peek at the beach before rolling out. So glad we did, because not only is it insanely, picture perfect gorgeous, there was also a whole beach of seals (some giving birth) and it was an amazing sight to see!
|look at this one smiling at the camera.... SO CUTE.|
If you wanna
stalk see more pictures of the blogger meet-up my the professional photog, you can see them all right HERE.
Over & Out,
p.s. are you getting your short stories ready for the link up thursday?!?