Monday, October 4, 2010

Nine Month Anniversary

Chasing Beauty is Nine Months old today!

How is it October 4th already?!  I've had SO much going on these past few months, that I totally missed my eight month blogiversary! I couldn't let nine go by without some sort of acknowledgment. :) Although, I didn't get the chance to blog much last month, I'm still here and haven't given up.  

When I first started this blog, my work schedule was in a slow period, and I was looking for something to pour my creative energy into. One where I could talk about all of the things I love, and maybe other people would love them too. What I didn't expect, were all of the new friends I'd meet through the blog! Some of you I've only talked to through comments, and a few I've chatted with via Twitter. (it's almost like texting your blog friends! Which is why I love Twitter!) What's even more fun is when virtual friendships turn into real ones! What a better way to celebrate my Nine Month anniversay, than to have a bloggy date with a couple of my favorite bloggers/turned real life friends! On Saturday, I met up with Jamie of Glam Latte, and Valerie of Red Vines for Breakfast for some good girl chat, and the most incredible Nutella Martini's! 
 Jamie, Valerie, and Me :) I clearly missed the white shirt memo.

Here we are with our "real" drinks. We had a very interesting waitress (code for bad service), who brought these out first.
Now don't get me wrong, this drink was AMAZING, but it was a coffee drink and not really what we were after. We were looking for something a little more celebratory, with a little kick. ;) About a half an hour later (I actually started timing her at one point), our martinis finally arrived. that's a drink! What could be better than a Nutella coated martini glass filled with the yummiest cocktail?! 
 Jamie and I with the wrong, but still yummy coffee drinks.

If you're a Nutella lover like Jamie, Valerie and I, you must check out Ugo the next time you venture to Culver City! We had such a great time, that we're already planning our next night out! If you're an LA blogger and would like to join us next time, let me know! I'd love to meet more of you in person!


**Special thanks to Valerie for taking the photos! xoxo


  1. SO FUN!!! (minus the bad service) Wish I was in LA and could join you fabulous ladies!

    A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

  2. Happy Anniversary Bren! You were miss but if anyone understands a busy schedule its me. Just happy to see you back, and I look forward to reading your upcoming post. I'd just like to thank you, again, personally for encouraging me to start my own blog. I knew the first time I came across your blog that you would be an interesting person to know. I'm happy we have gotten to know one another even if it has only been through our blog communications. Your an amazing person. : ) xoxo

  3. Congratulations Bren! Oh how fun the meet-up looks! And Nutella Martini wow oh wow! So glad we have "met" thru the blogosphere - I have a feeling we'd have a blast together in real life! I'd say let's make a date for next weekend to hit up the Rose Bowl but I have no idea if I'll wake up in time for it in truth (J's H.S. reunion is the night before).
    Hope we'll get to meet up someday soon! Happy Anniversary!

    xx Vivian @

  4. This sounds like so much fun! And I want to try a Nutella martini now! I just saw your pictures on Valerie's blog too. So fun. I'm in LA every so often, maybe one of these times I can join.

  5. Looks like yall had so much fun - I wish I lived closer :)

  6. such a fun group! looks like you ladies had fun.

    xx a j

  7. So much fun!! And happy nine months! It's like you just had your blogging baby!

  8. Nutella martinis sound so yummy! I'm making the trek out to L.A. on the 30th for the Dr. Horrible's Sing-along Blog charity screening. :D

    Here's the info on the event:

  9. Congrats.... that is awesome... I am an LA blogger.


  10. Happy nine-month, my love! So exciting and your blogger date looks like an absolute blast!
    xo Josie

  11. Yay Bren!! Congrats to you, my dear :)

    Missed you guys on Saturday and loved to see the pictures of sheer nutella bliss and smiles. Yay!! Next time!!


  12. Happy 9 month anniversary, Bren! Ever since our date on Saturday, I've been dreaming about those martinis. They really were something else. Last night I was laughing so hard, telling Gabe about the waitress incident. "I think our waitress forgot about us..." and then realizing she was our waitress! HAHA!!!


  13. Aww these pictures are the cutest!
    happy 9 months!!!


  14. That night was so fun!! I can't wait to do it again. I think the 6th should work so let's pencil it in and then touch base as it gets closer.
    I am so excited about your have to keep me up to date about EVERYTHING!!