I went on my first blind date this weekend. True story. And despite all the horror stories I've heard about blind dates, this one was pretty fantastic. The conversation was great, the food was fabulous, and I spent about 90% of the meal laughing hysterically. See, told you, a blind date gem I had. But this wasn't a romantic blind date (that'd be pretty weird considering I'm married and all), this was a blogger blind date!
Erin and I have been followers of each others blogs for a while and after a lot of commenting and emailing back and forth about Chicago events, recommendations, and must sees, we finally decided to meet up in person. (I realize that to some people, especially non-bloggers, this might seem a little creepy, but we were both fairly certain the other wasn't a serial killer, so the creeper factor was seriously reduced.)
Both of us had been dying to try Hot Chocolate, so we scheduled a Saturday brunch and met up in Wicker Park. Even though we'd both been drooling over the menu for a few weeks, it was so hard to decide what to order. Everything looked so good!
Erin, her fabulous necklace, and her yummy french toast. So nice to finally put a face to the blog :)
Cheers to non-creepy blogger first dates!
Homemade donuts? Yes please.
Me, my quiche, and my almost empty Bellini (shocker.)
Outside the restaurant before doing a little shopping. (It wouldn't be a blogger meet up without at least a little shopping!) PS: If you're wondering why we're both bundled up beyond belief its because Chicago is season-challenged and can't the memo that spring is supposed to be here. Parts of the city got snow on Saturday. Sheesh. Get with it Chicago.
So to all of you who've had terrible blind dates, my condolences. Because my first blind date was a total success. Lots of laughing, more than a few "omg, me toooo" moments, and a big hug goodbye. A second date is definitely in the works :) Thanks Erin for a fabulous brunch!
PS: Has anyone else done a blogger blind date? Was it awesome like mine or totally creepy lol?