I felt the nerves kick in as I parked my car. Of course I parked my car at the top of Mt Everest’s cousin knowing that I would inevitably have to haul myself back up it afterwards. Call it blogger brain maybe?

In a fluster, I arrived at our venue stylishly early and found my seat ready for my second ever blogger meet up, run by the ladies at #BrunchClub. Here are my highlights for the event..

#BrunchClub at The White Rabbit

1 // The Company. Sitting next to the lovely Genie from Bunny Eats Design who was such a pleasure to converse with. We got talking about an assortment of topics; babies, bangs, blog guilt and the fact that we both went to the same primary school! If you’re a hardcore foodie, you definitely need to hurry over to her blog. I can’t promise you won’t suffer from severe drooling though.. 😉

2 // The New Faces. Meeting the wonderful Corinne from Frock and Roll who was kind enough to let me ogle her adorable and super brand new 6 month old baby Charlie. We talked about many things from blog goals and anxiety to aussie bloggers and baby daddys. I’ve never met a group of people that I’ve felt so comfortable with so quickly, that we can start conversations about random topics. I love it!

#BrunchClub at The White Rabbit

3 // The Venue. I’m a huge black and white decor fan and the cafe reminded me of our family farmhouse we used to visit in the summers when I was little. Simple, homely, yet urban.

#BrunchClub at The White Rabbit

4 // The Coffee. You know it’s gonna be a good day when your flatwhite arrives with a heart sitting in a crescent moon. You just know it!

#BrunchClub at The White Rabbit
5 // The Baby. I was one of the lucky ones who got to sit next to this bundle of cuteness. Meet Charlie. Daughter of Corinne. Well behaved, full of sweet gummy smiles and a little flirt when it comes to pirates. Be warned, if you get the chance to sit next to her, you’ll be inclined to forget about everything you were meant to be doing and play with her for the entire event!

 

#BrunchClub at The White Rabbit
#BrunchClub at The White Rabbit
5 // The Food. Even though my first attempt at eating my scrambled farm eggs on rye sourdough with dry cured house bacon resulted in half of my sourdough shooting off my plate and onto the floor next to the pirates. These were the best damn scrambled eggs I’ve ever had.
The White Rabbit, Customs Street, Auckland
6 // The Hidden Bar. Which took me to a fantasy of silver moustached gentlemen sipping brandy with one hand and inhaling a cigar in the other. This and the fact that the room was made from recycled materials.

 

The White Rabbit, Customs Street, Auckland

 

The White Rabbit, Customs Street, Auckland

 

The White Rabbit, Customs Street, Auckland

The White Rabbit, Customs Street, Auckland

7 // The Announcement. And of course the exciting new announcement Madi and Laura made regarding the direction of #BrunchClub. Find out more here.

Have you been to a #BrunchClub meet up yet? What have been some of your highlights from the events?

xo Elise

  • We were there for four hours?!?! My gosh it felt like 5 minutes!!!

  • Great photos! I had a great time on Saturday. It was lovely meeting you and I couldn't stop giggling about how we went to the same primary school in Rotovegas. I couldn't believe we were there for almost 4 hours. Thank you so much for the shout out!

  • Oh yes most definitely next time @Anjali! Can't wait to meet you 😀

  • Yay! This was so much fun! Great pictures 🙂
    We didn't get to chat – I was in the middle of the table – but next time! 😀

  • Haha, she totally owned the event. And yes, definitely try the eggs. I read somewhere that the head chef used to run Clooneys!

  • Aw thanks hun. We'll definitely catch up again very soon, so lovely to meet you both!xo

  • So true Lena! I still haven't had a chance to have a proper chat with you yet. It's on my list next! Soon.. 😀

  • Not at all @Katie Hall. More like savouring them so intensely you go blank for only a moment! 😉

  • This was such a great day, and you did such a terrific job of capturing it! (Literally; your photographs are beautiful!) Thanks again for being so lovely to talk to, and sweet towards Charlie. I'd been so paralysed with nerves at the thought of bringing her, but you were just so lovely to us both! We had the best time.

  • TLR

    That baby is so cute – she's just like "wassuuup". Good to know about the scrambled eggs too thanks, they're on my list.

  • Awww yay. I'm in that first photo. I look so miserable to be eating my eggs benedict! hahaha

  • Oh my goodness that photo of Charlie is SO precious!!! I love how with Brunch Club, even if you don't know someone well, if you get chatting to them, you end up becoming friends so quickly!