Free chocolate and wine. It's rough.
If you had told me five years ago I would have a blog and would be socializing with people I met on the internet I would have given you one of my famous "HUH?" looks.
It's amazing how my life has changed since I started my silly little blog. I'm now making money (real money) blogging for companies. How crazy is that?
Elli thinks it's the best thing ever that I get to Tweet and Facebook all day long and get paid for it. "You love tweeting! That's the perfect job for you." she said. And it's true. I love Twitter. It's full of news and interesting people. It's like reading all the headlines on topics you love all day long. The hardest part is stopping. Just ask Don.
So here are a few pics from the parties!
Ghirardelli Chocolate and Wine Party.
Hosted by Sabrina of The Tomato Tart blog.
You can see all the details of the pairings on her blog here.
|Carmelized onion and Parmesan tart
|Fresh berries and plum and red wine jam with pepper corns.
|Gluten free Gingerbread
|Lemon Pepper brioche and yuzu pots de creme
And then there's the Nor Cal Lady Bloggers.
We got together this past weekend to drink some wine, chat, eat, drink more wine and laugh.
Nor Cal Lady Blogger Dinner
4:30 Wine Tasting at BevMo
6:30 Dinner at Ella
Overnight at the Citizen Hotel
|Rachael Hunter, my Mill Valley blogging buddy and roomie.
|Rachel, Nichole, Eileen, Sherri, Rachael and me.
|We heart the BevMo! guys at the Arden store.
|The S. Anderson cab was the crowd favorite.
|The private dining room at Ella was perfect. We were a bit noisy. : )
|The fancy prix fix menu, $30pp and it was fabulous.
|Ricotta gnocchi. Outstanding. I wanted to lick the plate.
|Stuffed Trout wrapped in pancetta.