Central FL Lady Bloggers July Meet Up

IMG_20130717_185958Last Wednesday I got the opportunity to attend the Central Florida Lady Bloggers July Meet up.  This is was my first meet up for this group and I was excited and a little nervous at the same time.  The meet up took place at Barnies Coffee Kitchen in Winter Park.  Since I have only been in Orlando for 1 year and I don’t go out much I was really excited to find out about a new place. Upon entering I was greeted with their Ginger Ruby Red beverage which is AMAZING. This drink was one of my favorites of the night and it contains sparkling cava, ginger ice and ruby red grapefruit juice which every sip has a different flavor. This really set the tone and I knew I was in for a treat!

Chattin’ it up with my fellow beauty blogger Cat of Beauty by Cat!
President Jonathan Smiga mingling.

Barnies even made custom menus for the event! There was a diverse group of bloggers from fitness, beauty, fashion to home decor! It was amazing interacting with everyone while enjoying some yummy food and drinks! We were fortunate enough to have the President of Barnies CoffeeKitchen Jonathan Smiga speak to us. I had no idea that Barnie’s was headquartered right here in Orlando! He also talked about how they try to utilize local sources which I thought was commendable.

Did I mention how much I love the Ginger Ruby Red drink? This was my second one!

I’m going to have to apologize in advance…I was so busy eating and drinking that I forgot to take pictures of it all.

Smoked Salmon Tartine
Pana Cotta dessert


Met fellow bloggers Loi and Kelli! We were rockin our natural hair proudly so I definitely wanted a pic!
They made sure we didn’t go home empty handed! I love swag bags!

I had such a great time. The food was awesome and now I have a new place to socialize and meet people. Barnies serves brunch on Sunday and I am definitely going to check it out because brunch is one of my favorite things to eat! Thank you so much Barnies CoffeeKitchen for taking such great care of us!

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