Monday, January 27, 2014

Blo Blate

This weekend I attended, by far, my most favorite San Diego Milspouse Blogger date (or blate if you will).  Katie had the great idea to have an afternoon of pampering at Blo, a blow dry bar in Carlsbad.  The staff at Blo could not have been more accommodating or friendly.  We had the entire salon to ourselves and they were certain our glasses were full of water, tea, or champagne at all times.  Some of the ladies brought treats (lemon cookies and chocolate covered strawberries, yum) which made for the perfect casual social hour.  We had 2 new ladies join us, including Jordan with whom I've been chatting via the interwebs for at least the past 4 years.  It was so nice to finally meet her and see all the other awesome ladies again this month (we missed you Ines).

I spy at least 3 DSLRs in this photo...we're bloggers, it's what we do!

Standing, L to R: Kathryn, Erin, Jordan, Kara, Elizabeth, Emily, Nicole, Katie
Sitting, L to R: Me, Victoria

After we were all looking fabulous we headed over to The Crossings at Carlsbad for a late lunch/early dinner.

I tried to catch Katie mid selfie but she busted me.

I had a huge, tasty, grilled cheese with truffle fries.  This was my first time trying truffle fries and honestly, I don't get the hype.  They were ok but not worth the price, IMO.

You can't tell here but the view from the Crossing is stunning, all that blown out background is gorgeous sky and ocean!

After lunch we had a mini head shot photo shoot so we could all have some updated photos for our blog side bar.  By the time we took the photos my hair was flat, it looked a gazillion times better when we left the salon.

If you are a military spouse blogger in San Diego and would like to join us, please send me an email at (or contact any of the other ladies) and we will be sure to include you in our next event!  Seriously, this group of women is awesome, you should to be a part of it.



Elizabeth @ Cheers, Elizabeth said...

My hair fell super flat too but by the time I got home, Gene still told me it was pretty and that he already liked my picture on Facebook, hahaha- so at least he got to see what it really looked like! I'm going back one day for a fish tail or a high bun! It was such a fun afternoon! I can't wait to see you ladies next month!

Kara said...

Surprisingly, my hair has held! It's still got a little something to it today. The little one says she wants to go along next time, so I think maybe I'll take her to get her hair done for her birthday or something.

Emily Stewart said...

Yay for blates! And lunch! And I'm with you on the truffle fries. Not really worth the hype. I had so much fun with you girls, as usual!

Chantal said...

You're so lucky to have a great group of girls out there!! I wish we had more bloggers in this area.

Emily said...

Looks like so much fun!!

Unknown said...

How fun! Your hair looks great! I have always wanted to go to one but I dont know of any around my house!! Maybe I need to look into a bit more after seeing these pics!


JG said...

So jealous of your meet-up!! Looks like a fun time!

Stephanie said...

This is just so much fun! I am jealous this is not closer to me!