The market is across from our hotel and is SO COOL. I had yet to see it in action at the time of the cocktail party, but here's some pics of it at night before the cocktail party.
Check out all the cool stands in there :)
It was kind of funny to see people floating around in cocktail attire in there, but cool at the same time.
Upon entering, we bee-lined for the bar area. The agenda called for a special chia seed signature cocktail, so I decided to try that.
It was kind of like a strawberry daquiri. I can't say that I was a huge fan... I think you have to try new things though. I switched to Reisling for drink number two.
The food buffet was pretty good though.
I think these were the Philly cheesesteak empanadas. Good!
I also had this beet/apple passed hor'doerve.
And this plate of goodies, which included some carmelized onion flat bread, veggies, and goat cheese.
I also had a pretzel encrusted chicken bite and a crab-corn cake fritter that went unphotographed. Yum!
I spend the evening mingling with many bloggers.
How awesome is Katie's cat dress?! It's so her.
I also got a doxie mommy pic with Ali.
We talked about what Clyde and Oscar were doing while we were gone. I miss my furbaby!
And some new friends!
Then we had some fun with the photo booth.
We took pictures with props. This was probably around my 4th time in the booth.
Others had fun too. Work that tiara Anne!
Look, I found myself on the photo board!
Other things of interest...
It was pretty much a blast smoozing with the rest of the HLS bloggers! Love Reading Market :)