Today I had a long awaited opportunity to meet a group of fabulous female bloggers from Toronto and the surrounding area. I've read about these meet-ups in my travels around the blog world and was always enviously of these ladies who shared their personal blogging stories over delicious looking meals. Naturally, it was only a matter of time before I jumped on the chance to do the very same thing!
Thankfully I didn't have to wait too long (I'm not the most patient of creatures after all) and within days of the new year rolling around I came upon a tweet from Morgan over at Life After Bagels announcing a blogger lunch. It didn't take me even a minute to mull it over. Without a doubt I was in!
I've been quite excited the last few weeks but surprisingly not nervous. Even though these women are technically strangers in that I have never met them face-to-face before, I feel like I know so much about them from reading their blogs every day that it only felt natural to sit down to lunch with them.
The location of our meetup was Commensal, which is a neat little vegetarian restaurant located in the heart of downtown Toronto. Inside we found a variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free delights, all available in buffet style and sold by weight. How perfect for a group of women with varied eating habits and tastes!
Enter the obligatory food photo:
Clearly there was a tonne of variety and leave it to me to want to try a little of everything when faced with a spread like this one!
The food was fantastic but what really impressed me was how easily the conversation flowed. Within minutes of arriving I felt like I was sitting with a group a old friends. Conversations ranged from blogging (how could it not have come up!) to the ideas around personal brand, body image, running and fitness and so much more. Its always amazing to sit with intelligent and passionate women and have conversations that really speak to you.
I could probably go on forever about how great this afternoon was. I had high expectations but the experience even exceeded those.
Thank you again to Morgan for making this happen!
Susan, Danielle, Nancy, Angela, Kristin, Meghan, Candice, Tracy, Lily, Claire, Sara, Preena, Callie and Therese is was wonderful to meet you!
Can't wait until next time!!
So tell me, have you ever meet up with people that you met through your blog? If you haven't would you?