Holiday Meet-Up

This past Sunday, the SoCal Lady Bloggers met up at El Portal Restaurant in Pasadena. There were familiar faces and some new ones as well. It is always a joy for me to get everyone together and network, socialize and make some new friends.

This has been a rough year for many and the tragedy in Connecticut has caused us all to treasure our friends and family a little more. As the year comes to a close, I want to let you all know that this group has completely changed my life – the friends, the contacts, the knowledge I’ve received over the past year makes my heart sing.

While we are navigating the growing pains (we currently have 279 Facebook members), we are hoping that 2013 will bring more of us together. We’re working on an Orange County meet-up and we’re working with the Latina Lifestyle Bloggers in preparing for the Lifestyle Bloggers Conference & Junket coming up in April.

As always, we welcome your ideas and help in planning events.

We want to know what you are working on and the projects you are involved with. Please feel free to share in the Facebook group.

If you know of anyone who blogs and is located in Southern California, please feel free to tell them about us. We believe that ever member has something to teach. None of us knows it all and whether you are a new blogger or a very experienced one, we can ALL learn something from each other.

Thank you to El Portal Restaurant for the use of the beautiful room and the delicious appetizers. If you haven’t been to El Portal, do yourself a favor and spend an evening in Pasadena.

Big thanks to Fresh Brothers for contributing coupons to our swag bags. Fresh Brothers has become a family favorite and we’re hoping to have a SCLB event there soon.

And we’re excited that Poetry Salon has offered us 20% off any custom poem. If you haven’t seen these yet they are simply amazing.

A huge thank you to Jamie Gall for all the photographs.

In Memory of Sidney Patrick
You will always be in our hearts.

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