Hello 2022 and welcome! We started 2022 with a bang at our South Florida Bloggers Meet-Up! On March 19, 2022, we found ourselves back into the swing of things with our March Meetup. The event was centered around women empowerment and self-love and was hosted by food hall Doral Yard (@doralyard). Lunch and cocktails were provided by the restaurants you’ll find at Doral Yard: Della Bowls, Yip Miami, Un Pollo, and Santo Dulce Churros. It was hard to pick just one place to dine, as all the options were equally delicious and amazing!
Founder, Paola Mendez, initiated the event with a warm welcome to all our current and new members. A panel was held shortly after which included Paola Mendez (@coralgableslove), Annie Vazquez (@anniethealchemist), and Gabriela Ortega (@girlsgoneboss). The panelists discussed techniques to practice self-love so that all our attendees could step into their magic! Panelists shared what self-love meant to them and how they practiced sharing self-love with themselves.
After the panel and a little self-guided meditation, our members had the opportunity and were encouraged to interact and mingle with our sponsors, Chevrolet, Café la Llave, Baptist Health, Luz Flora, and others.
The Chevrolet team brought along with them their two newest cars for our members to test drive. Our members had the opportunity to test drive the 2022 Traverse SUV or the 2022 Blazer SUV, or both! Both SUVs drove beautifully, offered plenty of space for friends and family, and included top-notch technology to ensure a smooth ride wherever you are heading!
Café la Llave (@cafelallave) was a proud sponsor of our March Meetup event held at Doral Yard. The team at Café la Llave brought their newest samples of the expresso capsules that conveniently fit Nespresso machines! Their capsules are contained in their new aluminum packaging, which provides additional freshness, aroma, and flavor. Café la Llave served our members a delicious coconut coffee and shared the recipe so that we all got to taste and enjoy it at home.
Luz Flora (@myluzfloragifts) was also there and was a proud sponsor of the event. Beautiful flower crowns were made and provided to each member in attendance so that they can wear them during the meetup! The floral crowns were beautifully made and the flowers were each delicately imported from Ecuador! Our members were able to win some custom-made bouquets that were being raffled to our audience members, along with other prizes.
Baptist Health (@baptisthealthsf) was hosting a live mural painting with artist Andrea (@vintageunicorndesign). The mural brought forward our message for the event- Step Into Your Magic!
We also want to provide an extra thank you to our sponsors @rsvpskinnies, @vitiv_hair, @pacesetterphotography, @socialbeachmarketing, @nabilaverushka, @unpollodoral, @yipmiami, @worldfamoushouseofmac, @santodulcechurros, @despojitosmia, and @dellabowls.
Lastly, we would be remiss if we didn’t take the opportunity to give a warm hug and thank you to our volunteers and chapter officers for being present and assisting in setting up and making the event as successful as it was! Chapter officers and volunteers includes-> Stephanie (@iamherafter); Wendy (@yourhelpfulwendy; Isabel (@_isabelvfern); Jo. (@soveryjo); and Sharonda (@sportymommas). We have such a great team and we always look forward to working on future events with you all. Please give them some love back and connect with them on their socials!