LA Bloggers and a Trunk Show

Last Sunday, I was invited to a trunk show of clothing from Pears + Bears.  The show was hosted by Kate from Nautical by Nature.  I’ve chatted back and forth with Kate via our blogs for quite some time.  I would say at least a year.  Kate was living in D.C. when we first started chatting, and now she is back in her hometown, Los Angeles.

Well, lucky me…I had the day off.  I drove a tiny 45-minute drive up to LA.  It’s a rare occassion that I go out of the “Orange Curtain” aka Orange County. I was one of the first people whom arrived at Kate’s house, and I was pleasantly greeted by Kate and Angela from Sweet Tea Diaries.

I was immediately mesmerized by the cute clothing from Pears + Bears. Everything was soo soft.  I immediately recognized that the designer was Southern, you could just tell from the cuteness! This event was perfect timing for me, since I have a friend who is pregnant now, and I bought something for her sweet baby girl.

Pears + Bears Trunk Show

After browsing the goods, we had some time to sit down and chit chat.  Even though I’ve attending many blogging events, conferences, etc., it is still strange to meet someone for the first time.  Especially since you’ve been conversing with them for quite some time.

DSC_0068Amanda @flyorpretend, Angela @sweetteadiaries, and Kate from @nautical_kate

Everyone knows that I’m a huge fan of cupcakes, right? Well Angela made some awesome nautical themed cupcakes.  I had to have one, ok maybe I had two.

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It was so great meeting everyone.  While I was there, I finally got to meet One Fabulous Mom, and her kiddos.  We’ve also been chatting for quite some time.  It was a busy day for her, so she had to rush in for a short time, and rush out.  Her kids were adorable, of course.

I also got to meet LeeAnn from Join the Gossip. She is originally from Orange County, and I loved her immediately. You know why? Cause she was rockin’ an awesome headband! She blogs about fashion, style, and well anything else that is in the limelight!

After some people had to leave, Danielle made her arrival. Danielle is one of my late night Twitter pals.  She is a HUGE fan of TV. We watch almost all of the same shows.  She is also a blog designer.  Danielle inspired me to come straight home that day to watch the Season Finale of Gossip Girl.  She is a smart woman, because that episode was awesome.

While I had some fun times, spent some money, and awesome cupcakes, it was time to leave.  I had to return back to the Land of Orange County.  My carriage was turning back into a pumpkin soon, and I had to leave my glass slipper behind.

I was able to get in a group photo! I know, shocking, Julie getting into some pictures.  I’m not afraid to show off my fabulous headband of the day.  It seems that I’m always wearing a headband lately.  It is my go-to accessory. This picture was taken with Danielle’s camera.

Angela, Julie, Danielle, and KateAngela, Angry Julie, Danielle, and Kate

I hope to see everyone sometime this early summer for another meet-up.  Danielle is moving to the Windy City of Chicago in the early Fall.

It was so great to meet everyone, and I hope that I didn’t leave anyone out!

8 comments
Angela
Angela

This was so fun! Thanks for taking pictures of my cupcakes! Oh and I never told you, but I loved your headband!! Very cute! Have a good weekend :)

Leeann @ Join the Gossip
Leeann @ Join the Gossip

Yay! Great post, and great meeting you as well! You were hilarious! We should do these more often because it was a blast. A big thanks to Kate for hosting it at her beautiful home =)

Diane
Diane

how cool to meet folks you blog with. the photos of the stuff does look very nice. was it expensive?

wpmomof2 (Jen)
wpmomof2 (Jen)

omg, so awesome that you made all those bloggers. I am familiar with a few of them myself!

Shanna - My Favorite Everything
Shanna - My Favorite Everything

Love love love Pears & Bears :-) My girls have loads of the dresses and rompers - some I've purchase and some are hand me downs from friends which just makes me smile! Sally at Halsea on the peninsula also sells their things through trunk shows if you ever just want to stay in the orange curtain!

Megan
Megan

what fun! I love meeting my online friends!