A First 'Blate'

One of the first blogs I ever started reading (and, of course, one of my favorites now!) is Miss Jenni over at Story of my Life. I first heard the term 'blate' (=blogger date) on her blog and was always in envy of all the blating that girl does! When we first moved to the DC area, I was so excited that I was going to be around other people who were into the blogging scene as much as I was so that I could make some real-life blogging friends of my own.

I've pretty much decided that meeting friends through blogging is one of the coolest things ever. Even cooler when you live close by! I met Stephie (Thrift and Style) at the Modern Vintage Shop & Social several months ago, and hung out again at our thrifting adventure a little while back. When we bonded over our love for cheap clothes and good beer, we knew a double date with our doting (and also beer-loving) husbands was to be in order. On Saturday, we finally made it happen.

I let the DC natives choose the restaurant, so we met up at Rustico in Alexandria for an evening of delicious food, fun friends, and of course, fantastic beer.

And of course it wouldn't be a blogger date if we didn't have a little photo shoot after dinner.

The obligatory awkward husband photo.

When you get a chance, hop over to Stephie's blog! She's adorable and you're going to love it.

Happy Monday!


  1. how lovely to meet up with another blogger friend. Haha...the husbands look so funny.


  2. I'm so jealous of your blate! It looks like you guys had a great time :)

    The Tiny Heart

  3. Fun! I've had only a couple of "Blates" so far, hoping to have more sometime.

  4. That's awesome. I've still not had a blate yet myself.

  5. I have a feeling there will be a 2nd blate ;) fingers crooooosssssed!


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