Going to meets and greets is currently very high on my list of favourites. I’ll happily pay my “ticket” and hang out with some awesome new people while enjoying some treats and goodie bags.
At the beginning of the year, Lauren Groenewald and Nicole Dirks did a top notch job at putting together the Cape Town Blogger meet. It was the first proper meet that I ever attended (one that I didn’t put together myself) and only then did I understand why people love these “socials”. Since then, I took every opportunity I could to be part of gatherings like these and along came Cindy and Nikki with the Cape Town Meet up! What was different about this meet, was that it was open to Instagrammers, Tweeps … anyone with social media platforms, really.
On the 9th of August, a gaggle of gals trotted off to I Love my Laundry in Bree street for a day of chats, dim-sum, wine and cheesecake. I’ve had some pretty good dim-sum in my day… but I Love My Laundry’s secret dim-sum recipe exceeds any other I’ve ever had. What I love most about the venue is the atmosphere. As a “2-time viby event attender” at I Love My Laundry, I can’t imagine not having a great time there.
Good on you gals!
I’ve seen what Lauren looked like after she set up the Cape Town Blogger meet and I remember how I felt after putting together the Hey Gorgeous brunch last year. It’s almost like your wedding day (OK not really, but very close) – it takes months of preparation and hard work to pull off an event that lasts a couple of hours. It’s nerve wrecking, but Cindy and Nikki pulled it off like champs without breaking a sweat. Unfortunately, Nikki couldn’t make it due to a work emergency – she was sorely missed.
Lauren managed to take some awesome pictures of the goodie bags and of the event. Check out her post here and bare witness to what wine does to me. As I work through the amazing goodie bag, I’ll post my reviews. 😀