Connecticut Blogger Brunch

In a few weeks I will hit the nine year mark for this blog. In 2011 I met other Connecticut bloggers for the first time, which is when I met Meg in person! Since then the CT blogger community hasn't been particularly strong, so I was very excited when Nonee created the Connecticut Blogger Collective and put together an amazing brunch to bring 25 local bloggers together!

The brunch was held at Heirloom Market in Weathersfield, a charming location I'd never before visited, but I loved their private event setup and the food was all so delicious! Nonee did an amazing job with the tablescape with floral arrangements from Eddy Farm.

It was so nice to talk with other bloggers about the way blogging has been evolving over the years and how best to make an impact. We talked a lot about Instagram and even spent some time looking at each others feeds and giving constructive criticism.

It makes me so happy to see a Connecticut blogger community growing after all these years and I hope to have many more future opportunities to socialize, collaborate, and learn from these amazing women.

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The Rundown
Florence Broadhurst Japanese Floral Dress Kate Spade ebay
Heels "Reverse" Charles by Charles David similar
Snakeskin Box Purse c/o Vintanthromodern similar
Necklace The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Sunglasses "Cinque Terre" Kam Dhillon c/o Coastal
Nail Color "Zip Me Up" Essie



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16 comments

  1. What a great idea! Hope you had a good time <3

    TheNormcoreRebel

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  2. That just looks like an elegant and fun event - and I love what you wore for it, perfect for the atmosphere.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  3. The place looks so nice ! and the food... OMG you've made me hungry.
    I wish we had a local meet up, or not ;)

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  4. Woohoo! It was so much fun! Definitely better than most events I've attended
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  5. What a fun event! I was lucky to be part of a very strong blogging community in Vancouver - but I will admit that being part of a strong community for nearly seven years, was, by the end, exhausting. The strength of the community meant there were multiple press events weekly at which we were all challenged to constantly be our best - and our best is, of course, a moving target. While I made many wonderful, lifelong friends, towards the end I felt pressure to constantly be involved, like I couldn't ever turn anything down, and I just couldn't do it anymore. For now, it's a relief to be living in a place where there isn't such an established community and I can work at my own pace. But I know I've also been really lucky and I do have moments of missing the opportunity to regularly talk with people who really know what blogging life is really like.
    xox,
    Cee

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  6. I've only just started getting out and meeting other bloggers, and it's proven to be so heart warming!! How nice there's events near you, Lydia!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  7. Sounds like such a fun event! And I love your dress!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  8. What a gorgeous event, and it looked like it was a lot of fun!
    xo,
    Angela

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  9. What a pretty event! It looks like fun! Love that dress!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    Stylin In St. Louis

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  10. So glad that this collective exist in your area! It is such a great way to find support and sense of community! This brunch looks amazing! Look at that table!

    www.rdsobsessions.com

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  11. Your dress is so pretty for the blogger brunch. Those things are always such fun. And happy early 9th blogiversary!

    www.ohtobeamuse.com

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  12. Awww, this looks like so much fun and I love the dress you're wearing. I remember when we did that meetup way back when, which was also a great time!

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  13. That sounds like so much fun, and what a beautiful setting for brunch! The food looks delicious too. I'm glad that a blogging community is building in your area. I used to be a lot better about being involved in the blog community here, that's something I'd like to be better at!

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  14. Looks like you girls really had fun! I love blogger meetups as well. You look lovely in that Kate Spade Japanese floral dress by the way.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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