This past weekend I attended my first blogger conference EVER called Eat Write Retreat. I have been wanting to attend one for the longest time but it never seemed the right time. Looking back, I am so happy that the conference was in my hometown so I did not need to leave the family that far away. It was everyone’s first time. My hubby’s first time going solo for the weekend with kids and my first going solo without kids. It was both rejuvenating and amazing!
Eat Write Retreat was, in my opinion, probably the best conference to attend as a newbie. There were close to 80 people that attended which also included the speakers and the brands attending. We got to know everyone since we were in close proximity and The Sonesta Hotel in Center City proved to be a great location despite its renovations.
Each and every blogger or speaker I met was a moment I spent realizing that I had something in common with them. They all enjoyed their craft and speaking about it. It was truly exciting to be around folks with the same passions, the same goals, and the same mind. I do not know why I had waited so long to go to a conference because I felt like everyone was real open and we all had something to share with each other.
The food was all amazing and proved to be fresh, healthy and even gourmet. Thanks to all the sponsors who attended the event because without you we would not had such a successful weekend. We built relationships, laughed, and relaxed over some good food and conversation.
I was able to to make a lot of new blogger friends and I also was able to finally meet several bloggers I had kept up with over the years without ever meeting. It was truly great and now I have the blogger event bug. Who’s taking me where next time?
I loved all the down time we had on the second day of the conference where many had the option of resting, perusing the Reading Terminal Market or simply finding an outdoor festival. That is what I did. I took advantage of the time I hardly have to shop or relax to do so on that afternoon. So lovely!
California Avocados held a great event at Supper on South Street with brand new recipes created by the chef himself. It was all very tasty and truly unique in all flavors. Here is one recipe he shared with us:
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