Yo yo peepsies!
I know this is like 1 billion years too late, and you’ve probably read ALL about BlogHer Food on other blogs…but remember these Grilled Cheese Sandwiches? I’m just being fashionably late…again.
So, let’s talk about the conference first, and then let’s chat about Miami ok? Lovely.
I had a BLAST! I got to meet so many blogger friends that I talk to on the intrawebz, and it was SUPA cool to actually be able to put a face and personality to the person that I am talking to! At first it was a little awkward, because we’ve really only seen 1 teeny tiny picture of each other, so it can be hard to recognize who is who! I definitely had my fair share of OH MY GOSH I AM SO SORRY, I COMMENT ON YOUR BLOG EVERYDAY AND I DIDN’T RECOGNIZE YOU *facepalm.* Oh well, we were all in the same boat.
We got SO MUCH swag! I’ll be eating FOREVER
I danced with the Lactaid Cow. He showed me up.
I Cheesed around with Babybel. Get it? Cheesed. Just laugh.
More fun with daisy the cow! Did you know cows have their own nutritionists? I did not!
The workshops – I honestly did not spend a ton of time in the workshops, as I really wanted to meet other bloggers/sponsors in the exhibit hall. I did sit on a few about Facebook, Pinterest and one on cooking allergy free! Those were pretty neat and I enjoyed them!
The learning to cook allergy free demo!
The Food – Well, it was a food conference, so it ROCKED! I seriously need to bring clothes a size bigger than normal. I started the first day with BAILEYS® Sweet Cream Vanilla Coffee Cake for breakfast. SUCH A WIN! McCormick provided us an AMAZING lunch with lots of Middle Eastern flavors – my fav!
We had this Salmon Tostada at the McCormick Party. It knocked my mouth off my face fo’ realz.
We had the BEST chef making/demoing food for us!
Overlooking the ocean at the McCormick Event…and I had the MOST AMAZING spicy cashew did ever. If it wasn’t so fancy I would have face planted right into the bowl. Oh, and hibiscus champagne…because, yum.
SUCH a beautiful party!
That is only like 1/10000 of the spread at one of the events. SO MUCH AMAZING.
Mr. FFF was also able to attend some fun after parties with me, so it was so nice to have him experience some of the conference, and meet some of my friends! The after parties were GREAT and also filled with awesome food and drinks! OH and I got to the meet The Pioneer Woman. SO COOL.
All in all, it was a great conference and I am SUPER excited about the new relationships I was able to make.
I look drunk. I am not. It’s just proof that I met The Pioneer Woman!
The huberoni got to come to the McCormick event!
A little bit about Miami: We stayed a few extra days, just to have a little vacation together. After working long days with the job that I had and this blog, I needed some time off. Miami was absolutely gorgeous – the water, the beaches..everything! We were able to go on THE BEST culinary walking tour ever. Seriously, you need to go on it if you visit Miami, we got SO much food. I’ll share more about that later!
We went to the most amazing candy store! Yes, those are CHOCOLATE BAR FLAVORS! Once I detox from all the food, I am SO pumped to eat them! I mean, birthday cake chocolate bar? YES.
We tried Guava pastry so we could eat what the cool kids eat. Yum.
I just thought that this was a weird pairing for a restaurant. Right?
At first we loved Miami and wanted to move there ASAP. But, after 1 day, it got old. There is A LOT of scantily clad people and A LOT of partying and materialism. I love shopping and going out on dates as much as the next girl, but it got old really fast and was just not our “scene.” I much prefer our quiet little Friday nights in front of The Food Network. In fact, on the last night, we just sat on the beach in the evening while it was deserted, and talked. It was the highlight of my whole weekend guys. Maybe I’m lame.
Overlooking the bay at night. Hi pretty.
The first stop on our Culinary Tour! About to eat some Peruvian food!
Versace’s house. Nice right?
But, at least we got to spend some time in a gorgeous location…but it’s super nice to be home and back to real life!
OH THE BLUENESS!
This looks a lot like the part of Florida I live, but I wanted to show you!
Well, that’s a quick run-down. I hope you enjoyed the pictures and are ready to eat some mo’ food tomorrow!
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