On Wednesday night I took myself over to the Bavarian Bier Cafe on O’Connell Street (not to be confused with the one on York Street) for the Nuffnang Christmas Party. A little early in the season, yes, but it coincided with the Bloggers Festival, so it made sense.
I’m a little nervous in social settings where I don’t really know anyone, but was thankful that Leanne from the Fashionate Traveller and Janice from Chaigyaru were there, as I had met them previously. The theme was “Blue Hawaii”, and about 1/3 of the people actually dressed up, some in just blue, like Leanne, and others went full sarong with inflatable palm tree!
I was somewhere in the middle with my husband’s blue hawaiian shirt and a handmade paper lei. I had toyed with the idea of a grass skirt, and found out later it could have been the tipping point for winning the costume prize… oh well. Next year!
The venue was pretty spectacular. Anyone who knows me knows I loves me some Art Deco influences when it comes to architecture and design. From the large suspended lights that just make me want to see if there’s an oversized gorilla scaling the building, to the detail in the railing and windows, I was surrounded!
But back to the party. It was just a lovely get together. I met some other bloggers, from food bloggers (you should see the way they launch themselves at the platters with their cameras before ANYONE is allowed to touch it! It’s just amazing how quickly they can get their cameras ready!), a few fashion bloggers, a travel blogger, and a design blogger. All very different in their approach to blogging too.
I was asked what type of blog mine was, and I really couldn’t give a straight answer! I’m mostly a personal blog, with craft and vintage fashion/lifestyle/hair/makeup thrown in.. right?
One of the fun things about the Bavarian Bier Cafe was the “Lady Beer” (unofficially titled the “Girly beer”), which is their house beer with a dash of fruit syrup (Peach, Lychee, Passionfruit, Cherry) served in a cocktail glass. Sounds a bit iffy, but tastes AMAZING! This fuelled the night for a lot of us.
At the end of the night there was a door prize, which was won by Joanna. Lucky girl now has a brand spanking new iTouch!