Blogher 15 Community Meet Up at LaVara

Sangria Bar sign

Sangria Bar

My sister and fellow blogger is always encouraging me to blog more. I honestly do not know how she manages 2 blogs, Beauty and the Bump and Make-up by Kim Porter, work full-time, she’s also a part-time Make-up artist, a wife, and mother to a rambunctious and smart 4 year old. Talk about a full plate! Because of her tenacity, and constant encouragement I continue to look for things to write about and make time to do it with an 11-month old. I should have no excuses with committing to post at least once a week… to start. She invited me to attend the Blogher15 Community Meet-Up sponsored by  SheKnows Media, that was being held in Brooklyn at a Tapas bar called La Vara, not to far from where I live.

BlogHer is a platform for sharing great voices, stories and ideas. If you’re a creator, we invite you to share your voice with our community.

We were greeted at the door with a beautiful sign that stated,”Welcome to our Fiesta!” With a new baby nights out like this come few and far between. While chatting it up of course I made my way over to the Sangria bar. The Sangria bar was stocked with lemons, oranges, apples, rum infused apricots and raisins. One of the servers made sure she came back to me when my glass was empty. It was very delicious. Delicious times 3.

I met quite a few bloggers from the lifestyle, beauty, and fashion sector. That didn’t stop me from admiring the tapas that La Vara provided. Finally, healthy food blogger, Christine of No Gojis No Glory, introduced herself to my sister and I. It was nice to meet a fellow food blogger who is pretty new to this world but has really embraced her passion and you see that through her blog. Her mantra is, eat well. live well. be well. She posts a lot of healthy recipes and strays away from the diet fads. A lot of which I discussed in my Spring Cleaning post.

LaVara Tapas Flatbread

Overall, the food tasted good. They had a a variety of options and I had a few favorites. I couldn’t stop eating the Croquettas. These Croquettas were filled with a creamy  potato mixture with jalapeños and the outside was nice and crunchy. I also enjoyed the mini baguettes filled with the spicy chorizo. I asked the waitress if the baguettes were house made and she said they were .:Kanye Shrug:. The food overall was pretty good.

La Vara Tapas

La Vara Tapas

Sangria Bar fixins

Sangria Bar fixins

That didn’t stop me from admiring the tapas that La Vara provided. Overall, the food tasted good. They had a a variety of options I had a few favorites. I couldn’t stop eating the Croquettas. These Croquettas were filled with a creamy  potato mixture with jalapeños and the outside was nice and crunchy. I also enjoyed the mini baguettes filled with the spicy chorizo. I asked the waitress if the baguettes were house made and she said they were .:Kanye Shrug:. The food overall was pretty good.

It was great being surrounded by so many social entrepreneurs and hopefully, I will be able to attend the Blogher food conference in Chicago this year.

Are you familiar with Blogher? If so, how has it helped you improve your blogging community and empower you as a blogger?

Photo Credits: SOME of the photos I used in this post were taken by the event photographer.

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  1. Kim

    Awesome recap. I love the photos. The croquettes had bechamel in them…yummy. I’m happy you enjoyed the event.

  2. Hi Shani! It was so great connecting with you ladies at the event. I also considered attending the Blogher conference in Chicago, but I decided to attend the big one here instead. You should come! It’s right in our backyard. Thanks for the shout out, BTW 😉

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