Community: people who share common interests, help one another,
learn and grow together, and create a shared experience and history
|I was beyond thrilled to see my blog featured at the Fresh Bloggers reception!|
The night before IFBC began, we were invited to an exclusive reception hosted by Fresh Bloggers, Stemlit, and California Giant Berry Farms. It was lovely – everywhere you looked was fresh fruit, appetizers, Strawberry Daquiris, and delicious cupcakes! Michelle and Mary went with us and we met some rather interesting people there!
Foodista. IFBC 2013. Doristas. Food Bloggers of Los Angeles. Baked Sunday Mornings. French Fridays With Dorie. FaceBook. Google+. Fresh Bloggers. Pinterest. Goodreads. SoCal Food Bloggers. Yummly! Daily Buzz Food. These are some of the communities I belong to where I share my work as a food blogger.
|Doristas signing each others’ canvas bags|
Last month, over 300 food and wine enthusiasts convened in Seattle to share, mentor, teach, learn, and create a shared experience; a community. We met so many enthusiastic bloggers, icons, specialists, visionaries,and success stories, that we couldn’t help but be inspired!
Seattle is known for revolution and innovation, so it was a natural choice for a gathering of creative people from around the globe. Pike Place Market was established in 1907 and has been a thriving community of farmers, artisans, and restaurateurs for over 100 years. It is but one shining example of innovation in the city and hosts the first Starbucks and Fish! A Proven Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results. We really enjoyed exploring the city on foot.
|Dorista breakfast at Trace – hosted by Mary!|
On the first morning of the conference, Doristas gathered at Trace to meet Dorie and Michael Greenspan. They were amazing and greeted each of us with a hug and a tube of Dorie’s Sables from her latest venture, Buerre & Sel.
On the last day of the conference, several Doristas walked to Macrina Bakery for a wonderful treat!
|A farewell Dorista supper at Dahlia Lounge|