Sunday, November 7, 2010

Blogger Meet-up: the Sequel

Photo credits: Jen Wade
The second Sacramento Style/Fashion Blogger Meet-up had a modest turn-out, but proved the old adage "quality over quantity." Some of the handful of attendees were old friends from the first Blogger meet-up, and a few were new to the group. They did not disappoint: stand-outs, one and all. The group hit it off, immediately, starting from the moment Nicole, of Little Bits of Nikknak recognized Melody Stone's stone-cold blogger style and ambled up to her at the Midtown Bazaar. "You're a blogger, aren't you?" And introductions were made. 

We met at the Midtown Bazaar. Some of my favorite vendors generously donated swag for this group of citizen journalists. Nora Mattes Kniveton, the lovable mind & hands behind Transient Treasures and Time and Again Fashions gave each of the bloggers a bookmark made from a recycled key, and cute "gumball" rings, made from glass marbles. The bloggers loved them! Steven Michael Millington, aka "the Mayor of Midtown," AND jewelry maker of the NewOld Jewelry line,  gave us a sampling of ear-rings, made from various re-purposed vintage buttons, or to spice things up, little red Monopoly house game-pieces. Sabrina Berthane, who along with Sarah Modeste, help run Midtown Bazaar, made us feel welcome, and we took a "quick" tour checking out the lovely crafts and vendors at this community marketplace.

Shopping made us thirsty. So we made a bee-line to the nearby watering hole, Streets of London, and in the comfortable shade of the back patio we sipped cider and soda and had a serious gab-fest. The meet-up, which was planned to go until 3 p.m. tipped into the early evening. We parted a little before 6, with a chorus of plans to make this meet-up a regular thing. Thanks to all the lovely bloggers who attended the event. I am so looking forward to the next one! 

Pictured: 1) Coco, Muffintop Baby  2) Kari, Juniper James 3) Angeline, The New Professional 4) Nicole, Little Bits of Nikknak 5) Natale Eve, Evelesco 6) Melody, It's All Happening 7) Bella, the Citizen Rosebud. (not pictured: Jen Wade of Wade & Associates)


Anonymous said...

Lovely post! So thankful for the cool swag from the vendors :)

Unknown said...

How much fun !!!!!!!!!
Yet another great idea ;)
A cincy blogger meet-up !
How cool were the swag bags!
The photos are awesome , too !
talk to ya later this week.
i am doing house-work, Dr.'s appts and getting prepped to start a shop.
So stoked and it's all thanks to you :)
I loves ya!

jemina said...

Oh what a wonderful idea :))

Blogger Meet up sounds brilliant!!!


kiwaczek2 said...

great. will check out all the girls' blogs.

A BRIT GREEK said...

Check you lovely ladies out! Hope you all had oodles of fun.
Love your jacket hun! Great ensemble.


kristy said...

this is soooo cool!!!!!! i can't wait to go to a blogger meet up one day! you all look amazing!!!!

Sarah said...

What a beautiful *and* friendly-looking bunch! I think a smaller gathering is better anyway -- better chance to talk in depth with new acquaintances.

Marta said...

how i wish i could join you too! so many vibrant and inspiring bloggers!!!!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

@ Marta: I would be so happy if one day you DO join us!

Thank you all! It is a lovely group, and I'm so glad to be a part of it.

mispapelicos said...

I am a jealous blogger in the south of Spain, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
I shall look everybody´s blog, yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
Un abrazo Bella guapa.


So many meetups...I'm jealous! I think I might need to organize one.

♥ V
twitter: @gritandglamour

Anonymous said...

Oh, I want to do a meet up, but not much happenin' here in the middle of Kansas, cept maybe Kansas Couture. How many Sacramento bloggers are there?