Friday, June 4, 2010

And Then There Was Dessert ~ A Blogger Meet Up!

Last night I had the privilege again of meeting two of my very favorite people for the third time since we became blogging buds. Ferd and Gail met me at an undisclosed the Queen ain't gonna tell ya location for wine, live music and hors d'oeuvres at a lovely European bistro downtown Bloggingham metropolis.

My foot waited patiently while the infamous bloggers drove through storm and rain in the dark of night amid terrible lightning and thunder.
(actually I went to the ladies room 12 times and checked my makeup while tapping my foot. Can you feel the drama? )
WHO would keep a Queen waiting?
Don't tell them I said that.

Soon it was hugs and smile time with non-stop catching up to do.
We toasted Gail's new blog, blossoming and continuing friendships...hiccup...and a few other things that got lost in my fuzzy wine was so good brain somewhere between toast one and toast four.
But it was good. Of that I'm sure.

I'd like to thank them for a wonderful evening of live music and fabulous cuisine. Black Pepper Grilled Salmon with honey- lime butter sauce, crème fraîche mashed potatoes and French green beans
(alas, I opted not to bring the camera in) I know. You can't believe that, can you?
Neither could they.

and for dessert the Profiteroles seen above with vanilla ice cream and
lots of hot chocolate sauce - sooooo yummy

I apologize for the quality of my cellphone pictures (they're truly awful) but it's all I have!
It was raining but the ambiance was cozy and warm inside. You get the picture. Don't you? Please tell me you do or just lie cause I don't think they'll let me just wander around in there and snap photos should I return with a blogging camera.

Princess Gail looked ADORABLE in a put-together stylish kind of savvy chic all her own and the handsome Ferd was ever the gentleman throughout and perfect host.

We talked blogging and more blogging, kids, photography, our careers, houses, music, family, dating rules, rule breakers, deal breakers, piano lessons (yes Gail!) birdwatching, traveling, new beginnings, romance in my life (Gail had sage advice for me let-me-tell- you the woman should write a book), marriage in theirs (ahh...they are so sweet together) and even some of you were discussed. Were your ears burning? They should have been..but only in the kindest of ways.

It was a wonderful night and I absolutely loved the relaxing atmosphere. Eclectic and modern ~
Elegant ~ perfect!

And then it was time to say goodnight and descend the scary spiral staircase for the short trip back to the castle. I snapped while I tipsied tiptoed down the curves. No I did not trip but it was close. I know what you're thinking.

Such a great evening! I so enjoyed it.

What sweet things blogging has brought to my life.
I think there might be a pastry left for you. Help yourself!

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Charles Gramlich said...

That looks decadent enough for a queen.

Mimi Lenox said...

Charles - Perfect word. It was truly delicious.

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful!
And a good time was had by all. That's what I like to hear :)

Dessert looks scrumptious!

Linda said...

Knowing first hand that blogging buddy meet-ups can be a whole lot of fun and good time to be fondly remembered I can certainly appreciate this post - and not just for the delicious dessert pictures!

Jeff B said...

So far I've only met a couple of blogging buddies. Hope to meet several more in the future. It does make this big world seem a bit smaller doesn't it?

bazza said...

You could probably have a planet-wide convention for all of your blogging buddies. You would probably need to hire the Superdome or Shea Stadium for them all!

Cogitator said...

Yum! Profiteroles! With chocolate cream! I'll have a round dozen :)

Akelamalu said...

It must be so great to meet up with other bloggers!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Wish I had been there. I'd love to be at a blog meet-up.

Travis Cody said...

I'm so glad you didn't fall down. The tension built for me during the entire post. I gotta tell ya, I was worried.

But you stayed on your feet, even walking down those treacherous stairs.

The Gal Herself said...

What a happy post! Good to hear that everything -- from the ambience to the dessert to your footing -- was exactly the way it should be.

Mimi Lenox said...

Dawn - It was wonderful! Wish you could have been there.

Linda - Perhaps we'll get together again this fall. I hope so. Indeed. Fond memories.

Jeff - Totally.

Bazza- Ha! You would be first on my list!

Cogitator - I wish I had one right now. Looonnggg day...

Akelamalu - I have only met you via your suitcase but it was lovely in there.

Jean-Luc - I wish you had been too! I'd love to meet you!

Travis - Miracles still happen.

Gal - Thank you! Well...I left out a few things but that's (wink) to be continued.

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