There’s nothing like a good day party/networking event to make you forget parts of social media has been in flames since the end of April. I’d been looking forward to this since content creator Janee Barbre announced she would be bringing her event to Atlanta on Instagram. Ironically Creative Girl Hangout was also during Mother’s Day weekend so I was able to spend some girl time with my mom.
Before the event started, mom and I headed to Decatur, GA to grab some brunch. We ended up stopping by Highland Bakery and had a great meal:
By the time we finished eating, it was time to head to the event. Held at the Atlanta showroom of Meow and Barks Boutique, Creative Girl Hangout gave us fellow Atlanta creatives a change to mingle, rap/sing along to feel good tunes, learn some valuable tips and more. Plus we were able to interact with featured guests content creator Akilah of Kilahmazing and Michelle Benjamin, creator of Curlfluence. If you followed along on Instagram then you were able to see a few behind the scenes photos and quick video snippets. It was fun meeting fellow creatives in Atlanta (which goes to show you how important it is to network!) because you never know who you’re going to connect with. Plus, a few people may drop some very valuable gems for you to pick up if you’re willing to be open and listen. Check out some of the candid shots I was able to snap below:
I’m glad my mom and I were able to spend a good chunk of our day together because I love our girl time. It may sound a little crazy because I see her Monday-Friday since we work together and I live with her. Truthfully our time at work is spent working and by the time we get home we’re both doing our own thing. Sometimes we don’t even see each other on the weekend because she may have errands to run or vice versa. Having a day where we’re not bombarded with work and other obligations reminds me of how things used to be before we moved to Atlanta.
The only person who was missing from the equation was my sister! However we’ll see her and her family next month because my niece will be turning one! I probably won’t blog about that but if you follow me on Instagram then you may see some photos and funny videos. Trust me, when you have a nephew and niece who are close in age there is NEVER a dull moment.