(From left back: Brigette of Blonde Ambition Southern Tradition, Angelle of Dashing Darlin’ and Karli of Karli Alexandra.)
Honestly, I’m not even sure where to begin. Looking through these photos from Friday with these beautiful blogger friends of mine makes my heart nearly burst with both happiness and thankfulness. God sent SO many incredible women into my life in 2017 and it truly blows me away thinking about it tonight. These ladies, along with several others not pictured, have been such a blessing to me. A few years ago, I asked God to send faith-filled, passionate, creative women into my life and He has been delivering them left and right to me this year!
To celebrate a successful 2017 as bloggers, a few of us got together for an impromptu lunch at BRQ Restaurant here in Baton Rouge. I had heard great things about it, but had never been until this past week. The interior is so charming and pretty, with an atmosphere to match! The staff were so helpful and made us feel very welcome, even with all our loud table antics at times! Ha!
I love that they’ve incorporated the best of BBQ with our local love of seafood as well, but done it with an upscale, unique twist. Suffice it to say that this is definitely NOT your typical BBQ restaurant.
Guys, if you’re in the local area, I cannot recommend stopping in for lunch or dinner enough! You must put it on your January 2018 To Do list. Their smoked queso, ribs and crab beignets were out of this world good!! Oh and try a Frose while you’re there…so yummy!
What’s a girls’ get together without the sweet treats, right? Smallcakes makes THE yummiest cupcakes, I gotta say! How fun were these New Year’s Eve buttercream cuties?
I hope you are excited and encouraged about the new year to come. Fresh starts are always inspiring to me….I’ve been going through my 2017 Gratitude Jar today, reading through all the blessings and opportunities that have come about over the past twelve months (because it’s fun to look back and remember how far you’ve come in a year). From trips with great friends to my first New York Fashion Week experience to working with some of my favorite brands, it’s been an amazing year. I sincerely cannot wait to see what God is going to do in 2018!
Thank you all so much for your love and support here at the blog the past year! I truly want to create content that helps and encourages you in some meaningful way. I’m really looking forward to incorporating more lifestyle topics, along with my sweet family, in 2018! I hope you’ll stick with me for that!
Happy New Year, friends!!
New Year’s Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery.
~ Sara Ban Breathnach
(Photography by Alyssa Fisher Photography)
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Blogger brunches are bomb dot com. 😂😍 I love getting together with great gals!
What a wonderful celebration! Nothing like friends and like minded ones at that!! I hope to meet you in person in 2018!!! HNY!!!
You ladies look so cute in your 2018 gear. And the food photos — yum!
This looks like so much fun and that food looks incredible!!! There is nothing better than great friends. Happy New Year!
xo Laura Leigh
Loved this post! It’s so important to have a team of girls behind you backing you up and spurring you on! Sounds like you’ve got the perfect tribe.
XOXO, Cassie Rea
This is a great post I love all of the pictures it looked like so much fun! That food looks insanely delicious!
Great post! Everyone looks lovely! Networking is important and it’s a blessing when you develop lifelong friendships too! Happy New Year!
The perfect way to celebrate a new year ahead! Have loved following along and can’t wait to see what else is in store!
xx, Danielle | Pineapple & Prosecco
AW this is so cute!!!
Aww this is so heartwarming! It’s so wonderful to have a supportive group of amazing people. You gals are just gorgeous!!
Yummy food and gorgeous friends – this looks perfect. Happy New Year from across the water. Jacqui
Such a beautiful post to end the year! Cheers to many more blessings in the new year!
You ladies are gorgeous! How neat you all met through blogging! Happy 2018!
I LOVE THIS POST!!! Blogger friends are the BEST friends! And so many great gals in your circle.