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.|
LOL, yes, rough indeed... but someone has to do it ;)ReplyDelete
mmmm.....makes me want to cook, drink wine, and eat! Too bad I started a diet today...! :-(ReplyDelete
Had a FABULOUS time!!! And that S. Anderson was def my favorite!!!ReplyDelete
It is a rough life, but someone... So much fun and many laughs, whats? and fun! Hugs!ReplyDelete
Rachael - so fun to meet another wino, er wine lover.ReplyDelete
Rachael - thanks for putting up with me and being my traveling buddy. It was great hanging with you.
I love hearing about blogging success! I'm not near the foodie you are (though I aspire to be!) but I love living vicariously through your tasty experiences. :-)ReplyDelete
Hi Jen, it's been an amazing journey. I never imagined I would be doing social media for others and make money doing it. It's awesome.ReplyDelete
Now I just have to find time to write here again.