Last weekend I was invited to a tasting event at Whole Foods Market in Santa Clara where Top Chef Melissa King prepared an amazing tasting menu using local produce. I brought my friend and photographer Jess along with me. The meal was delicious, and the event was both fun and informative! It was very interesting to hear about how local vendors are selected to be in Whole Foods Market and what those vendors are doing to stay at the top of their category.
I am a huge fan of Whole Foods and love all the local vendors they highlight in their stores. It was fun to see Santa Cruz represented with Bonny Doon Vineyards. I love their Rose and I was happy that I got to go home with a bottle! This was the first influencer event I’ve attended in a really long time and the first one I’ve been to without Mason since he was born. The only other event I went to was at Santana Row for Donald J Pliner’s Spring 2017 collection.
Being a new mom it’s still hard to attend these events over the hill in San Jose or San Francisco but I am trying to make an effort now that Mason is almost one to get back into attending more events because like this one at Whole Foods, I left feeling so good. Me time is always nice to have and being in an industry like blogging meeting new bloggers and being around old blogging friends makes me feel invigorated and inspired.
Photo Credit: Birch Studio Photography unless otherwise stated.