1. Always wear cute and comfortable boots when traveling
2. Indulge only in really good food and stop eating something if it doesn't entirely please your palette
3. Drink a lot of water while consuming alcohol
4. Introduce yourself to people even if it's scary. Put your big girl pants on and be brave.
5. Strike conversations with interesting people. Like the nice looking man playing Words with Friends in the classy little bifocal store.
6. Consult locals on how to use the bus system.
7. Make a stranger happy by leaving a nice free apron from Godiva on their doorstep
8. Take 10 pictures of your food if it makes you happy
9. Give the fellow trying to strike conversations with you on the street a chance, even if it's only for a minute.
10. Don't be jealous of bloggers who make a living off of their blogs, but just be thankful that you might get a chance to learn something from them.
11. Don't feel guilty when taking a little break from exercise. Instead, think of it as chance for your muscles and body to fully relax and recharge.
12. Eat a doughnut if it's warm right out of the fryer without thinking twice.
13. Laugh until you cry when someone says "I just squeezed out a tweet".
14. Sit at the bar when eating with a friend at a restaurant. Chances are, the bartender or whoever is behind it will entertain you.
15. Be nice to the waiter, you might even get an extra truffled artichoke aioli for your french fries
16. Be thankful for your friends and their honesty.
17. Be kind and be the easy going one out of the crowd.
18. Order the Warm Ricotta with Brown Butter and Roasted Squash at Cotogna.
19. Pretend your rich and go all out at Hog Island Oyster Company.
20. Eat the Pilgrim Vegetarian sandwich from Ike's Place.
21. Drink a cappuccino with your Almond Croissant from Tartine
22. Make plans to eat at Prune with your new blogging friend's that live in NY.
I met some pretty great people at Foodbuzz.
Kailey, Danielle, Shannon, Gina, Ashley, Katie, Diana and of course Gabriela, who I have been wanting to meet for months. And while I didn't get to hang with the famous ladies like Joy, Mama Pea and Jessica, I got to learn from them in a panel discussion and daydream about being in their shoes.
You have no idea how great it was to meet bloggers in person. It's truly an amazing community. Everyone has their own story and unique blogging style. I loved getting to know everyone.
Kailey, Gabriela, Ilana and I met up for a beer where we chatted about food, boys and other bloggers. We got REAL, which was refreshing and somewhat awesome since it was our first time meeting each other in person.
What I learned about bloggers is that we all have so much more to our personalities and life than our blogs and what we write about. Truth is, a lot of bloggers are so much cooler in person. No doubt, I also learned some bloggers aren't as nice as they might portray, but luckily, all the ladies I met and got to know weren't part of that group.
Rather than taking a million pictures of the Foodbuzz Fest, my goal was to meet people, get to know bloggers that I read about and really take in my first blogging convention. I am so happy I did too, because it was all great fun. Foodbuzz put on an INCREDIBLE event. We were treated with lovely goodies, nice food, transportation and surrounded with unmatched hospitality.
Rather than recapping every single event at Foodbuzz Fest, I thought I'd post all of the pictures I took.
There are other great recap posts out there, especially posted by the ladies I mentioned earlier :)
|Ike's Place sandwich...so so so good.|
|good ole Bob|
|walked away with a ton of business cards|
|Officer in a doughnut shop....coincidence?|
|love the back of the stools haha|
This weekend was amazing. It opened my eyes to the world of blogging in a different way than I had thought. I realized that my blog has been one of the best parts of my life. I really enjoy telling my stories, making recipes and pretty much keeping a journal my life. I can't wait to let it grow and keep it alive for years to come.
Tell me. If you have a blog, how has it changed your life, if it has?
Where do you see yourself in one year?