On Sunday morning most of the bloggers got together in Whole Foods Market in Orlando for an out of this world brunch. We were all there with our families too. My girls had the time of there lives. Not only did they enjoyed a scrumptious menu, but they got to meet other food bloggers like there mom, too. This experienced helped them see that their mom is not the only one taking pictures of food and writing about it. They probably thought I was a crazy woman taking pictures of food instead of eating it, lol!
The Whole Foods Market team from Orlando arranged stations trough out the courtyard for us to enjoy the brunch while still being able to mingle easily. The stations were: a carving station, a fruit station, a sweet treats station, a savory bites station, mix your own granola station and the beverages station (which I believe was the most visited station of them all, they had the coffee and I’m a big coffee girl). After all these stations, do I need to say more? Take a look for yourself!
In this picture we have from left to right; my oldest daughter Paloma, Jaden from Steamy Kitchen, Kyra my baby girl and Diane from White on Rice Couple. My oldest daughter has been dreaming about writing a blog for a while now and as soon as she saw all of us talking about food and taking as many pictures as we could of the dishes before eating; she came to the conclusion that writing about food is fun. Needless to say that most of the time you get to eat what you photograph!
What she didn’t see was all the big companies that came together to surprise us with top brand name prizes to giveaway and items for our swap bags. Company’s like Kitchen Aid USA, OXO and Land o Lakes. From a variety of items available for the giveaways there was this particular box worth about $500 that everyone in that room wanted to take home with them. But there were only 9 of them and compared to about 200 of us, well you do the math. Guess what? I walked out with one of them. Yuppy!!!! I won a prize, a big one too!
After a busy and exciting weekend surrounded by many food bloggers it felt sad realizing that everyone was going there own ways and back to their home town. What a sad feeling 🙁
In this last picture you can see a few of the cards of some new and others older friends that got together this last weekend to talk food, meet, learn more about food blogging and go back home inspired to be better at what we do best. Talk food!
Hope you all enjoyed my last post about Food Blog Forum in Orlando 2012. It took a trilogy of posts, but there was no way that so many extraordinary events were written in just one post. This is my farewell for now and hope you are left a bit more inspired to be better at what ever you do!
Recipe Developer / Food Photographer / Social Media Influencer
Making memories around the kitchen table and capturing them with my camera is where you’ll find me. Unless I’m boarding a plane or on a road trip somewhere with my girls.