Yesterday I had the pleasure of having lunch with the owner of Le Mode Accessories, Adrianna, and Ashley of The Shine Project. Both ladies were in downtown working on something special, so Adrianna invited me down to Phoenix to have lunch with them.
Adrianna lives in California, and visits fairly regularly because of her sweet boyfriend that lives in the valley, and Ashley lives not too far from where I do (although, we didn't know that before, but now that we do it's crazy to think how close some of us AZ bloggers really are). Both ladies are seriously so sweet, and I had so much fun having lunch with them at the Phoenix Public Market. When I was working on my undergrad degree I used to go to the market all the time for lunch, coffee, and snacks, but now that I'm not in the area every day, I don't have the chance to stop by much. However, when I did walk in yesterday I was greeted by one of the employees who had wondered where I had been. It was SO sweet, and I loved how that truly shows me how great our tight knit community in Phoenix really is.
Anyways, I feel like I can't say enough about how awesome it is to have meet-ups with local (and visiting) bloggers/shop owners. It was so neat to be able to talk about blogs and all that they entail with ladies that really know what I mean. I seriously could have talked to them for hours, and I 'm so happy that we were able to have lunch together. Next time Adrianna comes into town I hope we can do it again!
Have you met any of the local bloggers in your town? Have you ever been to a blogger meet-up?