THE ASHMORE'S BLOGGER BRUNCHWednesday, January 11, 2017
I'm still trying to finish up all of my posts from 2016! Including holiday posts from December. Last month, the lovely Brittany Ashmore of The Ashmore's Blog invited myself and several other bloggers in the area to a Blogger Holiday Brunch at Brennan's. I first discovered Brennan's many years ago in New Orleans. During a business trip to NOLA my co-worker took me to Brennan's and I discovered the Banana Foster. I was hooked! Any opportunity I have to eat at Brennan's is a happy day for me! Since it was holiday time, Brennan's was giving each of their guests a jingle bell necklace when they arrive! I also loved the decor that Brennan's had around the restaurant for Christmas!
Brittany's party was upstairs in one of the private rooms. I walked in and was even more delighted by the view! We had a set cocktail menu, and cute placecards. Brittany decorated the room with decorations from Minted. There were goodie bags set up on one side, and a station for our white elephant gift exchange! I had known about the gift exchange way ahead of time, but because I tend to be a procrastinator, I picked up my compilation of presents a few hours before the brunch (teehee, don't judge me!).
After everyone arrived and the obligatory blogger outfit photos were taken we sat down for brunch. We went around the table for introductions. I was happy to meet some new bloggers (well new to me) at the brunch! It's always fun meeting new people, especially those with similar interests. I picked the Lemonade Jerez for my holiday cocktail. It's sherry and lemonade. It was good, but for my second drink I went with the Brandy Milk Punch. After our meals, we exchanged gifts. I have a love/hate relationship with white elephant gift exchanges!!! I hate when I have something really good and then someone steals it from me! Grrrr....hahaha, but I lucked out this time, and managed to hold onto my cool present, a scrub bar and Starbucks gift card. Thanks again Brittany to inviting me to your wonderful event! Check out photos from the brunch below: