Galentines @Hock Farm

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The local bloggers gals decided to get together for Galentine’s day. I’ve been honestly spending a ton of time with men lately. I’ve got 2 male roommates and my design team at work is made up of 3 male co-workers. So needless to say, I needed some female bonding in my life!

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It was a joyful night filled with laughter. I enjoyed sharing what’s been on our hearts and minds. The waiters were even sprinkling rose petals on the table for us! haaaa.

I came home feeling fulfilled, as an introvert that is a huge difference vs feeling drained after a big event.

I couldn’t help but noticing how inspiring, uplifting and hilarious everyone there was. I know bloggers get a bad rep for being ‘self obsessed’ but I felt anything but. IMO, bloggers are people in search of connections, passions, heart and community. Try to tell me how that is wrong?! Anyway, I love these ladies, let’s get onto talking about the drinks, decor, desserts.

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Shop high waisted Liya denim by Citizen of Humanity.

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Check out this lighting trick I learned in the flash photography class last year! Try bouncing a light off a white dinner plate, it helps create a soft fill light on the face! Woop!

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Drinks:

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An Old Fashioned Banana Cocktail (left)
Roasted banana-infused Sonoma Brothers bourbon, raw sugar, chai-infused angostura bitters
The Bird & The Bee (check out that wooden honey dipper!)

Griffo dry gin, creme de cacao, wildflower honey, fresh lemon – served up with a spiced strawberry-sugar rim

 
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Desserts:
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Sticky Toffee Pudding
Pear, bourbon caramel, ginger ice cream

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Dark Chocolate Cremeux
Pistachio, blood orange, oreo cookie crumb

The full Valentine’s Day menu can be found at hockfarm.com/valentines-day.

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Oh btw, please notice how cute and fancy all the ladies look! I’m over here in my mom jeans and boots. Ha forgive me, I just came from work!

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I thought it would be fun to add in links to everyone’s blogs/social from left to right.

Meaghan, Ruthie, me, Melinda, Libier, Katie, Kristina, Marie, Kachet

I kind of love this Ellen Degeneres selfie shot! ha

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Photography by: Christina Best Photography
Christina on Instagram and on Facebook
*Special thanks to Hock Farm for hosting us!

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Comments:

  1. Kristina

    I love us. That’s not self obsessed is it? But, seriously what a fabulous group of uplifting and inspiring creative minds. And, the food that was crazy good too!!