Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of attending a blogger/Instagram meet-up with six lovely ladies whom I had never met before. We ate brunch in downtown San Diego at a former Top Chef contestant's restaurant called Searsucker. I was extremely nervous because I get social anxiety, even around people I know! My husband did the usual "just relax and go" speech that morning as I was contemplating backing out. There is no logical reason for my nerves, and I am perfectly aware of that. So I went, and I had a great time. All of the ladies were friendly, down-to-earth, and easy to talk to. Putting myself out there is difficult, but I never regret it. Think of it like going to the gym. You may come up with excuses as to why you can't go, but as soon as you're there, you are proud of yourself and you feel so accomplished afterwards. I definitely feel like I've made some new friends and I hope we all keep in touch. Connecting is honestly the best part of blogging. It may terrify me, but it's also a great way to network with like minded people.

I hope you'll take a look at their blogs and Instagram accounts. Here they are in order from left to right:
Jean - @ThePreppyPHD
Alyssa - @AlyssaGutten Blog: Alyssa with an A
Norma - @NVCampos She also makes jewelry: normavcampos.origamiowl.com
Crystal - @Caligirl_Fashions 
Megan - @mkashing Blog: A Stylish Start
Sara - @skashing Blog: A Stylish Start

I had the crab eggs benedict and it was heaven. I'm a benedict addict, and if it's on a menu, I'll always order it without fail. 

After the meet-up, we all parted ways and my husband and I caught up with our best friends. They live in Little Italy, so we spent the rest of the day people watching since it was comic-con week in San Diego. I hope we have more meet-ups soon, starting with my lunch with Gina this coming Monday :)


  1. I suffer from anxiety as well so I totally understand how you felt. Glad to see you went out and had a great time anyway. Oh and I love your outfit!

  2. My comment just got deleted somehow. But it was so nice meeting you! Hope we can keep in contact through my move and I'll be back in SD soon. Love all the support and love through the IG community. Xo

  3. Aw, what a fun, lovely group of ladies! I'm so glad you were able to cope with your anxiety and go to the meetup. And yessss please to crab eggs benedict! That looks amazing! See you Monday! :)
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  4. Thank you ladies so much! I want to discuss more about anxiety because it's such a common thing for people. But, considering this is a style and beauty blog, I'm not sure it's appropriate so we shall see. It's important to face your fears! I'm glad I got to meet these lovely people in person :)

  5. So great to have met you, sweet friend! Love your blog, thanks for including me!! :)


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