Sunday I went to a blogger meet up here with the STL Blogger group on Facebook. We met up at this very trendy bakery named Nadoz Euro Bakery Cafe. They were very gracious and wonderful hosts, we received a free fresh juice beverage from the juice bar, it was mixed with beets, pineapple and carrots. It was called Tropical Beet juice, I know it doesn’t sound good but it was delicious. They used all of the pineapple too, core and skin. The food was light, and delicious. We also had a little wine, I took about two sips. The turn out was low even though 20 people did RSVP, 8 bloggers showed up for the event. I knew one of bloggers, Robyn Wright of Robyn’s Online World. We introduced ourselves and talked about our blogs, ate a little and mingled. One of the owners told me that she follows me! That’s the power of handing out business cards. So glad I took them, I need to have them done again, the font is too small.
I’m convinced that we need to meet in real life, online is wonderful but we need to get out and enjoy the company of others, even if it is every once and a while. I would even like to do another blogger meet up there. It was nice to get out after the snow storm last week and before the next one comes this week. We had a good time.
Then I finally got a chance to go in this store, Soft Surroundings. I’ve gotten a few catalogs in the mail, but never went there until today. I found about 3 or 4 things I wanted but settled on some honey butter balm that felt so good on my dry hands, I just had to have it. It was a treat and I’m glad I purchased it. When I get an opportunity, I’m going back. It was a true shopping experience, very different from walking in a normal boutique. Well probably because I haven’t really been to a boutique in a very long time. The clothing is for the mature woman, relaxed pieces kind of reminds me of Chicos a little. They sell clothing, shoes and accessories, balms and butters for your body, bedding and some accessories for your home.
This is what I wore today, it will serve as my OOTW:
Pants ~ Lane Bryant Catalog (Old)
Sweater ~ Nordstrom Rack
Cami ~ Lane Bryant
Boots ~ Borrowed from my daughter, I don’t own any flats boots and I didn’t want to walk around in high heeled boots today.
Jewelry ~ Silpada
Note: I wasn’t compensated for my reviews today, these are my personal experiences.