Sunday I was fortunate to meet some great new people! Scott Young put together a meet-up in Vancouver, and 6 bloggers and/or entrepreneurs attended. My lovely friend Aly, who if you’ll please excuse me I have to plug here for a second because she is AWESOME!! Aly is a very talented Canadian artist and mompreneur who designs, creates, and sells handmade, unique pieces of jewelry and wearable art. Please check out her site! OK, enough gushing over the most amazing jewelry artist on the planet (and it’s a BIG planet!). J Not bad considering we spell jewelry differently. Who am I kidding? Spelling is not my talent; really I just do what spell check tells me! 8-P
After finding each other outside of Starbucks, which was bumpin we decided to walk over to The Urban Tea Merchant at 1070 West Georgia St. Vancouver. Even though going there wasn’t pre-planned I really liked it and would definitely go back. It worked out perfectly because without too much of a wait for being downtown we got a large table and could easily chat and hear one another. I would most definitely go back!
Here is the group minus one L We didn’t think to take the picture until after one person left.
From left to right
Here is another picture.
That is how we sat the whole time. In a line. Just to make sure we could hear each other best…joking!
A few more pictures courteous of Stanley.
After glancing at the menu and noticing there were about a hundred (not kidding this time) tea choices, which even for this tea lover left me wondering which one to pick. I decided to pick my tea like I pick my horses at the Saratoga Race Track when I visit family in NY. I picked solely on the name. When revealing my strategy for tea selection with the plethora ß(I’m a dork!) of choices Scott responded something along the lines of “How else are you going pick? There are no pictures.” (very funny Scott!).
I went for October Revelation. The name stood out to me being a lover of fall. It was great! The name did not disappoint. I really enjoyed it.
It is always fun to meet new people doing similar things you are and who understand the ins and outs of blogging. I felt right at home with these guys. We talked about all of our lives, businesses, blogs, and strategies for things. It was fun. I learned from these guys and gal, got some new ideas, and was inspired. A perfect afternoon tea if you ask me.
Thanks for setting this up Scott!
It was wonderful meeting all of them and now you can too!
Here is the list of websites from the group:
Scott Young – Get More from Life
Stanley Lee – The Hub of Gen Y Unconvention
Aly Dahl – Aly Dahl Designs Blog
Anthony Burgoyne – Anthony Burgoyne Philosophy and Design
What do you do when faced with lots of choices?