Going to Alt in January was an amazing experience for all the obvious reasons, but the one thing it really inspired me to do was to take charge. If I wanted something done, I had to be the one to start it up. And what did I want? A blogger meetup for likeminded DIY/lifestyle/fashion bloggers in my city.
With the amazing help of Reb from The Life Nostalgic, our host Jenny form The Makehouse and all our incredible sponsors, we did just that.
The evening was spent getting to know each other, chatting about the blogging world, sipping on cocktails, munching on macarons and crafting.
We were lucky enough to have the lovely ladies from Diggit sling us their very own cocktail – the Diggit Pour. Let me tell ya, they won my heart with this drink – grapefruit juice, gin, rose water cardamom simple syrup. Delicious!
And what makes a more perfect pairing with the Diggit Pour than sweet parisian treats from Bon Macaron! If you’ve ever tried to make a macaron you’ll know how incredibly difficult it is to get the flavour and texture just right. David and Yann, originally hailing from the land of macarons (France), get it perfect every single time. We munched on a variety of incredible flavours including Rose, Mimosa, Lavender Chocolate and hazelnut. What was the crowd’s favourite? Salted Caramel.
After sipping, munching and gabbing, Jenny led us into a garland making activity, a workshop she offers at The Makehouse . Fabric was a flying everywhere and a few sewing-machine savvy girls were stitching up a storm. Anytime chatting with gal’s and crafting is involved I’m a happy lady.
And at the end of the evening, everyone went home with lovely gifts from fantastic local Victoria businesses. Big thanks to Leka, The Regional Text of Assembly, Saltspring Soapworks, Gala Fabrics, She She Bags & Shoes, and Vintage Fair Victoria for contributing!
And of course a huge thanks to The Makehouse, Diggit, and Bon Macaron for being a part of our first Victoria Blogger Social, Create Curate!
And lastly a colossal thanks to my partner in planning Reb for helping make an idea become a reality!
Create Curate Two is already underway. I can’t wait to hang out with these girls again! If you’re a Victoria BC business and are interested in hosting or getting involved, certainly send on an e-mail and we’ll chat!
If you want to see more photos head over to the gallery. A crazy massive thank you and hug to my jet lagged, preggers sis who took time out of her vacation to photograph for us! xo’s.
Until the next Create Curate!
All photos taken by Jo de Frias
(thanks for helping out when preggers and jet lagged!