Monday, February 9, 2015

Meeting Up With Fellow Bloggers!

picture by Melissa
When I read that there would be a bloggers meeting after the exams, I thought that would be a great way to meet more bloggers from all walks of life. It was such a fun day, despite the bad weather, so I would really like to give you a quick look into our day... 

We met up at the Central Station of Antwerp at 12 o'clock in the afternoon. When I had arrived there my feet were already soaking wet from my broken army boots (it is about time to get new ones) and all the raining that had been going on, but I was still excited to see a group of girls standing around. It is always a bit exciting meeting new people, right? I think things went pretty smoothly and everyone was quite chatty and curious about one another, so that made it a lot easier! The first thing we did was go to "The Chocolate Box", which is a wonderful and cute little place where you can get inexpensive break, brunch and lunch meals or just enjoy some sweets, many teas or a yummy milkshake. I have actually written about it before, click here to get an extensive review of a must-visit location in Antwerp!

pictures by Ines
Above are one of the firsts of many photos that were taken that day. The bloggers came from all over Belgium and all had quite different niches, for example.. beauty, fashion, lifestyle, or a mixture of many things! It was a lot of fun getting to know them.. and really hard remembering everyone's names! Do you also have problems with that? I hope I am not the only one. After our lunch we went towards the Kaaien of Antwerp, where we had a beautiful view of the river the Scheldt and a lot of wind in our hair. Then we went into the "Voetgangerstunnel", which is a tunnel underneath the river and it was really cool to go there. I mean, you can take so many beautiful pictures there... and that is what my fellow bloggers did.. a lot!! 

picture of latte by Ines, other pictures by Elodie
Having spent so much time outside with the rainy and windy weather, we decided it was time for a quick stop to drink something warm and heat up. Everyone got a yummy looking coffee (mainly lattes), hot chocolates or tea... but I went for a coca cola, because it was really warm inside "The School of Life" and I could use the caffeine. This place is very interesting, because it did not look so appealing from the outside (and no one was seated inside), but once inside it looked really cool. It is both a coffee place and a place of education. You will find loads of interesting books, just standing there, waiting to be read, about various topics, such as philosophy, sociology, literature, history.. and whatnot. Apparently, you can even take "How-To"-classes about life and participate in special events. It is definitely a place worth checking out when in Antwerp!

Pictures by Ines
Having enjoyed our warm drinks (or my coca cola) we ventured outside again to visit and try MoMade Cupcakes. However, the cupcake tasting that was arranged did not take place, because there was a mix-up in the communication (alas, such things happen), but we took a box of delicious mini cupcakes with us and we decided to sit down in the beautiful Feestzaal of Antwerp to try them. I am not much of a sweet-tooth, so I do not necessarily get excited easily over desserts (though I strangely so do love baking them!) but then I tried the cupcake with sprinkles on top and (I think) cola essence inside.. but I could be way off!

Selfie by Elodie, Group Picture by Ines, Antwerp picture by Melissa
The day ended around 5 o'clock while we were still seated in the Feestzaal.. just basically bumming around, chatting some more and watching people walk by. It was very laid-back and really nice to meet new people. As you can see, lots of pictures were taken.. even selfies! I do not think we managed to take one proper selfie with everyone on it! You know, it takes forever! I would like to mention and thank my fellow bloggers who attended the meeting: Ines, Melissa, Elodie, Karen, Claudia, Merel, Silke, Fobe and Jennifer! A special thanks to Ines and Melissa for organizing the meeting. It was really great to attend it. Have you ever attended a blogger meeting? Or a meeting with people who enjoy a similar interest?


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  1. Sadly, I never attended a blogger Meetup. In fact, I know almost no German bloggers living in the Southern Part of Germany, except from some super uber successfull ones.
    It looks like lots of fun, though. Glad you had a great time!

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    1. Aw, that's a pity! One of the most fun things about blogging is all the people I get to know with similar interests.. so it definitely is lovely if you get the chance to meet them :)

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  2. How FUN! I really miss that here. I don't have many blogging buddies here... It really sounds like you guys had a really cool day.

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    1. Thanks, Melissa! Yeah, it really was a great day ^^

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  3. Ziet er kei gezellig uit! Jammer dat ik er niet kon bij zijn! X

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  4. Ziet er erg gezellig uit! Ik vind het wel jammer dat België voor mij nog zo'n eind weg is!

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    1. Oei, dat begrijp ik goed! Een goede reden om meer meetings in NL te doen!

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  5. It sounds like such a blast! I have never attended any bloggers meeting but I'd love too! It would be great to exchange ideas and meet new people. You should make it into a regular thing!

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    1. Yes, exactly! It can be a great way to get inspired as well!

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  6. keileuk! hopelijk tot 21 maart ;)

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  7. Ahhh, I wish there was something like this local to where I am!! You are so lucky!! - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  8. Whoaa this looks like fun! I've never really been to something like this, but I meet bloggers during events and share meals afterwards sometimes! It's definitely great to meet new friends this way :)

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    1. Well, we should share a meal if I ever get to run into you again!

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  9. Klinkt echt als een super leuke dag!! En damn ik moet echt eens naar MoMade Cupcakes gaan. Ik blijf het maar overal tegenkomen ^^

    x Aurélie

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    1. Haha, jaa echt wel! Ze waren heerlijk ^^

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  10. Wat een leuk report van een gezellig dag! Was fijn om je weer eens gezien te hebben! Tot snel!

    x Karen
    http://dressinginlabels.blogspot.com

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  11. oh ziet er super gezellig uit
    spijtig dat ik er niet kon bij zijn!

    liefs
    karlien

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  12. Wat leuk en ziet er ook heel erg gezellig uit! Ik ben zelf nog nooit naar een bloggers meeting geweest, maar lijkt mij wel heel erg leuk.

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  13. This looks like so much fun!! I wish I could attend a blogger meeting where I live :) This is a wonderful way to meet new people, glad you had fun!

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  14. It looks like you had so much fun! I have never attended a bloggers meeting, but I would love to some day!!

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  15. Leuk en super gezellig ook :-D

    xoxo
    www.its-dash.com

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  16. awesome..you guys had a great time :)

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  17. Looks like you girls had a lot of fun! I bet you never wanted to leave! :D I've never been to a meetup like this before but I hope to some day!

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    1. Well, you do great collaborations.. so it comes close ^^ it's all about contact in the end. Face to face is always more fun.. but online will do too!

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  18. Wat een leuk artikel! Vond het superleuk om je te leren kennen :D

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  19. What a show up! How fun that you all organized this. I have read a lot about Dutch blogger meet ups but not many Belgian.

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    1. Well, I didn't organize it ^^ two other lovely ladies did!

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  20. Het was echt super gezellig. Je blog ziet er trouwens super uit!

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  21. Het was echt super gezellig meid! Ik vond het zo leuk om je te ontmoeten :D

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  22. Dat zag er leuk uit! Ik wist niet dat het was doorgegaan ik was die dag ook vrij maar heb het een beetje uit het oog verloren vrees ik..

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