Getting Our Brunch on at The Gander


This weekend kicked off in NYC with an ah-mazing blogger brunch hosted by my girls Sylvia and Karen at The Gander in Flatiron. We ate delicious food, sipped on (probably too much) rosé, made a pit stop at the infamous Flatiron building for some photos and spent the rest of the afternoon at Refinery Rooftop.

Something most people don’t know about me is that I really don’t love meeting new people. At this point in life, I like to stick to my long-time friends, and spend the little free time that I do get with the people whom I’m most comfortable with. Naturally, getting together with a group of girls I had never met before was a little nerve wracking.

The second I stepped foot into brunch though, something just clicked. I felt like I was meeting up with my best friends and immediately felt at ease with this incredibly kind, funny and down-to-earth group of girls.

The quaint, modern space at The Gander was accompanied by a perfect set-up, gorgeous tablescape, and plenty of natural light – which was clearly a necessity because, #photosonphotos.

blogger brunch

blogger brunch

blogger brunch

blogger brunch

blogger brunch

blogger brunch

blogger brunch

blogger brunch

blogger brunch

Yes, we were totally those girls who snapped a photo of everything we ate. #noshameinourblogginggame.

After brunch, we headed over to the Flatiron building for some photos. It’s kind of hilarious to watch a group of bloggers trying to shoot all at once. I’m sure there were more than a few people who got a kick out of watching us do so, especially since we were all a few glasses of rosé deep.

blogger brunch

blogger brunch

blogger brunch

After parting with a few of the girls who had other events to attend, Sylvia, Karen, Megan, Jen and I headed over to Refinery, the chicest little rooftop bar at the top of the Refinery Hotel with incredible views of the Manhattan skyline & Empire State Building. We spent the rest of the afternoon there and had the best time.

PS – that beer Megan is holding was totally a prop. 😂

blogger brunch

blogger brunch

blogger brunch

blogger brunch

blogger brunch

Whether you’re new to blogging or have been doing it for some time, I highly recommend connecting with a group of local bloggers. Having a great group to plan events and get together with who all have common interests is such a great way to network and make new friends!

And if you haven’t met these amazing girls yet, make it a point to get to know them! 👇

Sylvia of Sylvia Pilawa // Karen of Ever B. Styled // Megan of Pine Barren Beauty // Lindsey of The Fashionably Broke Teacher // Jen of Red White & Denim // Gillian of Just Like Gillian


Thank you to the Gander for generously hosting us!




  1. May 31, 2017 / 12:15 pm

    What a fun brunch!! You gals look like BFFs, I would have had no idea you weren’t long time friends! Love that. I think that’s what makes blogging so great, there are so many awesome girls and kindred spirits in the community! Some of my best friends are other bloggers!

    • Danielle
      May 26, 2017 / 5:35 pm

      Aren’t they?! We had so much fun! Thanks, Lauren!

    • Danielle
      May 26, 2017 / 5:34 pm

      Thanks, Emma! We met through networking groups/social media and a few girls reached out to get it organized. Finding a great group who all share the experience of being a blogger has been amazing! I highly recommend finding some girls in your area and getting together!

  2. Teresa
    May 25, 2017 / 9:27 am

    You all look so fabulous! Looks like you had a great time.

    • May 25, 2017 / 9:56 am

      Thanks so much, Teresa! We had a blast!

  3. May 25, 2017 / 3:02 am

    This looks like such a fun time!! Love meeting fellow blogger babes!!

    • May 25, 2017 / 9:55 am

      The Gander was such a quaint, cute brunch spot! Thanks, Steph!

  4. May 24, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    Loved watching your snaps from this day and seeing the behind the scenes of taking these photos, too funny! Loved your outfit and looked like you had such a great time!
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

    • May 25, 2017 / 9:55 am

      Haha never a dull moment when you’re with a group of bloggers! We DID have the best time! xx

  5. Mollie
    May 24, 2017 / 11:05 am

    Sounds like so much fun! The Refinery Rooftop is the best, you can find me there any given Friday afternoon during the summer haha. Hope you enjoyed your weekend in NYC!

    xx Mollie

    • May 24, 2017 / 4:53 pm

      I had no idea you were in NY too girl! We have to meet up sometime!

  6. May 24, 2017 / 10:14 am

    This looks like so much fun! Love the tablescapes and you all are dressed so well!

    • May 24, 2017 / 4:50 pm

      Thanks, Megan! How cute are those little cactii?!

  7. meggan
    May 24, 2017 / 9:44 am

    Aw what a fun group of ladies!

    • May 24, 2017 / 4:50 pm

      Such a fun group! So great to meet like-minded, amazing women!

  8. May 24, 2017 / 2:51 am

    Aww what a fun way to connect with other bloggers!!

    Sabrina | Gypsy Tan

  9. May 23, 2017 / 6:03 pm

    oh my gosh how fun!!! everything looks so good! I love brunch.

  10. May 23, 2017 / 3:22 pm

    Looks like so much fun. I love all of your outfits and that brunch looks amazing. xo ~ Megan

    • May 23, 2017 / 4:15 pm

      Aren’t they such a stylish group of girls?! Thanks for stopping by Megan! xx

    • May 23, 2017 / 3:10 pm

      Thanks love! We had such a blast. So much fun to meet up with other bloggers!

    • May 23, 2017 / 2:15 pm

      Aw thanks lady! We did have the BEST time! 🙂

  11. May 23, 2017 / 1:06 pm

    LOVED meeting you!! Can’t wait until our next event! And yes that beer is a definite prop hahaha


    • May 23, 2017 / 2:02 pm

      Same, girl! It was long overdue!! Can’t wait to start planning our next one!

    • May 23, 2017 / 12:14 pm

      Was such a fun little spot! Perfect location, delicious food, AND the best part – the rosé is on tap! #hearteyes

  12. May 23, 2017 / 11:49 am

    Love these photos! It looks like you had a really great time 🙂

    • May 23, 2017 / 12:03 pm

      Thanks Natalie! We had a blast! 🙂

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