My 1st Blate

I’ve had this blog for almost 3 years now *(which is a very weird fact, in and of itself) but through this blog I’ve met a bunch of awesome girls that I’ve said, “if they lived in Chicago, we’d totally be besties”.

Well it just so happened that one of those really cool bloggers ended up moving to Chicago. Hannah, from A Big Little Life, recently picked up and moved from down south all the way up to the windy city.

After she got her apartment and life settled, we finally made plans to meet for happy hour downtown Chicago.

I got to the restaurant first, Rockit, and ordered a glass of wine while I waited for her.

As I sat down, I realized that I was actually pretty nervous. I’ve never met anyone from the blogsphere, and I kept thinking…”what if I get blown off? Should I text her what I’m wearing so she knows where to find me? What are we going to talk about? This must be what it feels like to meet people on Match.com….”

Before my thoughts got too out of control, this darling girl crossed the street and waved. Hannah had made it, sat right down, and we picked up like old friends.

Our 1 drink happy hour, turned into a 3 hour dinner where we became actual friends…not just blog friends.

My first blate was a true success. I wish I hadn't waited so long to venture into the world of online friend making! Hannah and I even talked about getting a bunch of Chicago bloggers to do a meet up - so if your reading and from the Chicago area - leave your email and maybe we can get something going.

If you haven't bit the bullet and gone on a blate, take my advice and do it!


  1. Ahh so fun! I'm glad your first blate was a mad success!

  2. Aw! You are too sweet. I felt like we had known each other forever too! Looking forward to many more fun times : )

  3. So fun! I can't wait to have a blate!!

    I think it will be in October at Keeneland...doesn't your sis go to UK? You should come!!

  4. yay for blates!!! when can i come visit!?! so not kidding :)

  5. So fun! As an FYI, I've been meaning to email both of you. I'm actually planning a meet up (should be in the month of October). I'm working out the details, but I definitely have you two on my list. Will send out an email once it's finalized. :)

  6. This is such a cute thing to do! I hope I get to this point in blog world and can meet some new people this way! How wonderful! I'm glad y'all had so much fun!

    Also, I'm glad I found your blog!

    Check mine out and enter my giveaway of monogrammed earrings, if you'd like!