07 August 2016

The Shoppes At Farmington Valley Blogger Event July 29th, 2016

Hello, lovely!

On the 29th of July I was invited by Kat from A Little Bird Told Me, to a Blogger Event down at The Shoppes At Farmington Valley in Canton, CT.  I was super excited to go seeing as it was my first event and I was ready to meet other inspirational bloggers! I was accompanied by my best friend Mia from Confidently Curly. We both got together after work and got ready for this wonderful event.

Our meeting place was at Feng, Asian Bistro. We got together to meet other bloggers and thanks to Kat, Diane, Jordanna and the great chef at Feng we were able to try a multitude of delicious hors d'oeuvres and drinks. The creativity and the unique taste of everything they brought out absolutely blew me away. It was my first time at Feng and I can honestly say I'll be going back again to have the delicious appetizers that we had and even venture out to see what else I can fall in love with on their menu!

I'm so thankful for the goodie bag and deals other shops allowed for us as well. We first went into Loft. They had a cute little snacks table ready for us as well as discounts on their amazing items! I don't feel as you can go wrong with the clothes in their store. They have a verity of different items such as cute and casual or more spunky and dressed up. I also appreciated their "Petites" sections as it can be a bit hard finding well fitting clothing items at the grand height of 4'11 ;)  Here are some photos of the amazing clothing at Loft.

(Permission was granted to photograph in the store)

Next shop was J.Crew. I fell in love with this store the second I walked in. Their style of clothing is right up my street and they even had different articles of clothing already put together on mannequins that were perfect combos! I eye'd down this maroon blouse and pleated skirt combo the entire time I was there. Great outfit ideas for summer styles.

(Permission was granted to photograph in the store)

The next store we went into was Simply Mac. Simply Mac is an Apple Specialist store who kindly gave us a tutorial on the iPad, useful information and even added in an awesome Pocket Power USB Charger in our goodie bag! It was great to look into the desk tops, phones and accessories they had available there. Definitely making me excited to one day buy a Apple Desktop!

Lastly, we went into a quaint little shop called O'Live A Little. O'Live A Little is a specialty gourmet shop that sells the finest olive oils, and vinegars as well as specialty cheese, pastas olives and an array of other things! Along with the other shops, we were greeted so kindly by the staff in this shop in Canton. They informed us of what they had in the shops, the local owners and even gave us a sample of their delicious desserts! They so kindly put together their own goodie bag filled with their best items. This included Lemon Parsley Malfadine Pasta (I'm truly excited to get this one cookin'!), G.F Lemon Basil, Pineapple Balsamic Vinegar,Scallion Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Traditional White Balsamic Vinegar, Traditional Dark Balsamic Vinegar, Basil Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and a yummy Beemster Premium Dutch Cheese in Extra Aged Hard and Robust cheese! Along with all that, O'Live A Little also provided us with a 10 Favorite Recipes booklet and even a cookie for the road. (Mmmmm.) Mia and I did buy a little extra and grabbed some different flavor jerkies and fresh corn that pops into popcorn.

Overall this event was absolutely wonderful from the kind people who put it all together, to Feng restuarant's delicious food and drinks, all the way down to amazing shops and building new friendships. The Shoppes at Farmington Valley generously gifted us a Shoppes At Farmington Valley reusable tote bag, a brochure (something I will keep close with me seeing as I will be back again!), a Shoppes lip balm - got to keep that pout mousturized ;) , a wonderful $25 gift card to The Shoppes, as well as additional goodies such as samples from Sephora - stoked to try them out and fall in love with new products, a first time offer as well as a Murad sample from Massage Envy as well as a free enhanced therapy for one of three of our choosing to the Spa, a discount coupon to Clarks, a Snip - Its Kids Haircut certificate - this one will be going to my nephew, an informational magazine of Muscle and Performance from the Vitamin Shoppe as well as an in store coupon, and  free class card to Barre 3.

I was overwhelmed with just how great this event was. Once again, Thank you to Kat, Diane and Jordanna for this amazing experience. Setting it all up, it came together beautifully and the food was delicious. Thanks to The Shoppes at Farmington Valley for hosting. As well as thanks to Loft, J.Crew, Simply Mac and O'Live A Little for the generous freebies and discounts. Click their links to check out their sites! I'm looking forward to trying out all this stuff and for the next adventure!

For this event, I wore a dark maroon jacket from Macy's over a black basic tank from Old Navy. I'm also wearing this skirt/short that I got from Forever 21 and these gladiator sandals from Shop Hopes!

*Disclaimer: The contents in the goodie bag were generously given to us as freebies along with the contents in the O'Live A Little Bag. It was Sponsored kindly by J.Crew, Loft, O'Live a Little, and Simply Mac.

Thank you so much for reading!


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