"Come in out of the darkness"

CT Bloggers take West Hartford

CT Bloggers take West Hartford

Winter Monday nights usually mean leaving work in the darkness (just like the way you drove into work – in the dark). Eat, work out, shower, sleep. This past Monday there was a lot of velvet, plaid, Christmas ruby red, and sparkling dresses that sparkled in West Hartford.

The Connecticut Blogger Babes, founded by the inspiring and wonderful Nonee had a Holiday Soiree at Flora. Flora is a full service restaurant and bar with a unique plant based menu & juice bar and regular bar with organic, tasty alcoholic delights.

There was a panel of established and well-known Connecticut bloggers including:

Kallie of But, First Coffee

Rachel of Pinteresting Plans

Sandra of The Rustic Life

Alycia of CT Eats Out

I loved hearing different ways these bloggers connect to their audience. What I took from it was keeping it authentic, keeping it you. A consistent theme is important and videos are important.

I had a great time meeting new bloggers – Jenna Leeann, Tushe (who has her own gorgeous online boutique), Logan Porter, Nicole Charles of The Green Robe, Abigail Marie, Yuslendy of Madison Lashes and a ton more.  I also saw some lovely familiar faces including Kelsey Lynn Barlow, PT of Phashion Therapy, Juliette and many more!  Sandra from The Rustic Life stayed behind and gave a couple of us bloggers some amazing, funny and wise gems. She's terrific.

The food was AMAZING and I had a great pomegranate cider ale that was incredibly tasty. I dressed up in a vintage teal dress that reminded me of Dynasty and pulled my hair to the side with a decorate clip I got from Rite Aid (it looks so vintage!). I wore this fantastic bag from ModCloth that completed the look I was going for – vintage inspired and festive.

Going to an event with 50+ people, most who I don't know was quite overwhelming at first. You do have to navigate alone and find people who make you feel at home. And I did and I'm so thankful. I'm grateful for CT Blogger Babes for another fantastic event!

Bianca Jagger Style

Bianca Jagger Style

Holiday Makeover at Angela Maione Beauty

Holiday Makeover at Angela Maione Beauty