Disclaimer: I was invited to this meet-up by the Fayetteville NC Blogger Network Facebook group. This is not a sponsored post.
Sometimes living in Fayetteville can feel lonely when you're a blogger. Well, until, Krystel Spell of ArmyWIfe101 added me to the group, Fayetteville NC Blogger Network. I was so excited to see there were not only more bloggers in the area but also that they hosted events throughout the year!
This past Saturday the group hosted their fall meet-up at LeClair's General Store. I recently have been meeting friends at LeClair's and I just love this gem! The store is right in Haymount and features the coolest vintage pieces, art, clothing, food, and beverages. Patrick, the owner of LeClair's, previously worked for Ralph Lauren as THE Visual Designer for the company. As you walk around the store you will see everything flows beautifully and seems to be in it's destined place. Patrick is truly a master of design. If you're in the area it's a great place to work or if you're visiting the area it's definitely worth it to stop in! Follow them on Instagram, HERE.
Gathered Marketplace started off our afternoon at LeClair's with a wreath making workshop! Gathered is not your typical pop-up flower shop They create experiences and build communities through creativity. I was so excited because we all know I love to get crafty. Amanda and Megan, owners of Gathered, are the sweetest pair and have such a deep passion for what they do. I loved working with them for the fashion show (Click HERE to see their awesome flower wall and details of that event). Sometimes workshops can be difficult and whatever you're making never seems to come out right. Not this time, Megan and Amanda made sure to help us all along the way and everyone loved their wreath.
Photo 2 Cred: Kia Young, Photo 3-4 Cred: Jenny bell
Once we were finished creating our wreaths, Patrick shared with us his vision for the store. He then presented us with one of the store's most prized possession, an official Leclair's mug! The awesome part of having a mug at the store is that you can keep it at the store and every time you come back you can fill it with your favorite coffee (or tea in my case) for just $1! All the ladies were so excited to add their mug to the wall of mugs!
Blind Pig spoiled us with an amazing spread for lunch. Lunch featured brisket with red onion jam on sweet potato biscuits, sweet potato fries with homemade chipotle cherry ketchup, deviled eggs and his wife's spin on banana pudding! So delicious! One of the owners of Blind Pig, David, explained that the Blind Pig is a family owned food truck and catering company. As a family owned and operated business, all the recipes derive from family recipes. I love this! They hope to be opening a restaurant in late spring of 2018. You can track the Blind Pig down by following them on Instagram, HERE.
I thoroughly enjoyed this event! Special thanks to Jenny Bell for organizing the event and our hosts LeClair's, Gathered Marketplace, and The Blind Pig.