We asked our co-founder Lorena to give us a little insight on the OC Influencer Brunch we had at the beginning of the month. Take a peek at the happenings below!
On December 5th we had the opportunity to host our first ever Influencer brunch outside of Arizona! This was such an important event for us because we truly believe that events like this one, that bring people together to meet each other and have a great time together over brunch and some drinks can result in amazing friendships and often, successful business partnerships! Part of why we started Bloguettes, besides education, was to bring the blogging and creative community closer with the hope of making our community bigger, stronger, more influential.
We started planning this event in September 2015 and we could not have been able to pull it together it wasn’t for our friends at Be Social PR, an amazing communications agency in California, we worked with them on finding the right sponsors for the event as well as putting together the amazing guest list for the brunch.
Since we flew to OC a day before the brunch, we checked out our brunch space at the Gray Matter Museum of Art a little early. We met with the ladies from The Event Loft who were in charge of everything from securing the venue to flowers and food!
We decided we had enough time to go spend a few hours at Disneyland. Even though we’re adults, we still have that inner child (duh) so we really enjoyed our time together at Disneyland sharing memories of when we use to go there as kids!
The day of the event turned out amazing! The Gray Matter Museum is a beautiful venue for any event and was perfect for our brunch. The Event Loft did an amazing job decorating the place with beautiful tables and chairs, and amazing flowers, but my personal favorite part was the food that they provided us! The menu included sticky buns (my all-time favorite), quiche, salmon blinis and chocolate-covered strawberries and, of course, some amazing cocktails that gave everyone juuuust the right amount of liquid courage to get up & meet all the new people in the room (ha!).
Our favorite part of the event was the amazing people we got to meet. There are SO many talented, motivated, and wonderful people in our industry and we always enjoy getting to meet them and finding out what they’re doing and how we can help each other. Everyone was so happy to be there and was very open to making new friends and sharing their experiences!
Lastly, no influencer brunch would be complete without amazing sponsors and this time we were so lucky to have the opportunity to work with these three great brands:
- Kopari Beauty: a new coconut oil based beauty line. They gifted everyone body shimmer and coconut oils that (quite literally) smelled like paradise.
- Vix Paula Hermanny: the most amazing brand for swimsuits. They brought an assortment of bikinis and everyone got to pick their own size, colors, & style!
- Bai Drinks: low calorie drinks that are packed with amazing antioxidants. Fruity, fresh, & fun!
It’s important for us when we work with companies that we believe in what they do and that they align with our values and these companies do that to a T!
Thank you everyone that attended and also everyone that helped us put this event together, we are so grateful for all of you!