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Local Blogger Meet & Greet

Facetune_14-12-2019-14-14-43Being relatively new to the blogger scene, I decided it would be so fun to have a meet-up with other local bloggers. My good friend, Meagan (@happilyever_hollis) and I decided to join forces and host a Winter blogger event! We wanted to highlight small local businesses and bring all of the bloggers together.

The Urban Emporium allowed us to utilize their space for the event. The Urban Emporium gives spaces to small, start-up businesses while offering a retail experience in downtown Mobile. They have great items for EVERYONE. They have jewelry, clothes (for men, women, and children), toys, accessories, items for the home….they have it all!! Not only did they provide a space for us to socialize, but it also allowed us to get some Christmas shopping done! I scored two belts (one being an awesome Gucci dupe!!) and an adorable Christmas gift for my son, Charlie. We are SO appreciative that they allowed us to host our event there, and if you are local you have got to stop by and check them out!!

 

We created small, goodie bags for the girls with items donated from small, local businesses. We appreciate them for donating their awesome items to our attendees. I want to highlight each business individually, because they are all amazing!

 

 

To raise money for the Urban Emporium’s charity, we put together a raffle basket with larger items from local businesses.  The Springboard to Success is a non-profit organization whose mission is to nurture start-up and early stage, independent retailers.  Springboard to Success’s first initiative is a non-profit retail storefront known as the Urban Emporium, which opened in October 2011. Each blogger was able to purchase ticket(s), and we had amazing results!! Again, I would like to highlight each of these businesses individually, because they are all truly amazing!

 

The delicious appetizers were donated by Naman’s Catering. Naman’s caters for all types of events: corporate, weddings, and even small parties/events. Their menu is impressive and everything is always delicious. We had a cheese & bacon ring with a delicious jelly on top. They also provided chicken salad sandwiches on croissants and a fruit & cheese tray. I highly recommend this catering company if you are local!

I seriously had the best time meeting all of the local bloggers! I had no idea Mobile and Baldwin County had so many bloggers! We drank, ate, and chatted the night away. It was like I had known these girls for years. I cannot wait until our next blogger meet up! If you have any questions about the small businesses that contributed to our event, please feel free to reach out and I can certainly answer any questions!

 

XOXO,

Claire

 

 

 

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