I recently hosted a special event for women in the heart of the Pomona Arts District at the gorgeous and vintage Loft on 2nd, and I'll candidly tell you right now--it was quite stressful to put together, but it was so worth it. I've always wanted to offer various events for The Problem With Dating audience, because I don't want this to just be a website where you read what I have to say and that's the end of it. I want this to be a conversation. I want to create a dialogue, and most importantly, I want to listen and actually help find some solutions to the hurdles that we face with modern dating.
So, with the help of LoveFaceStudio and my best friend/party planning extraordinaire Vanessa (seriously, she's like a walking Pinterest board), we curated a wonderful Sunday Funday for some exceptional women.
We had tunes by DJ Mike Sincere, a fun photo booth by Reup Artists because duh, a demonstration of doTERRA essential oils, a hair styling station, a mimosa bar, some beer from Homage Brewery, sweets and treats by Sweet Nothings Cake Shop and brunch bites by Badaro Cuisine.
But my favorite part, per usual, was the ladies roundtable chat. Throughout the event, while mingling and pampering and posing and dancing, I had a bowl out for topic suggestions so we could dive into what the women really wanted to talk about. Once we all gathered on the couches, it became clear that there were some serious things we wanted to explore. Like, balancing vulnerability with independence as a woman, or relinquishing our prideful need to appear as though we don't need anyone, when in reality, we all do. And that's OK.
It never ceases to amaze me how willing people are to opening up and sharing intimate details about their life with a stranger. And in that moment, while we were all huddled together, strangers who were on the brink of becoming friends, we let our walls down. We laughed. We cried. We expressed our fears and we gave support to those who needed it.
That was a beautiful thing, and the main reason I wanted to bring women together.
Baby Got Brunch wasn't just about stuffing our face with delicious breakfast foods, guzzling some tasty cocktails and capturing some fire Instagram pics (although those were all a plus). It was about empowered women empowering women. It was about reigniting the feminine energy within us and around us, and reaffirming the fact that as women, we need to help heal each other and lift each other up. And we did that.
Many of you expressed interest in going to "the next" Baby Got Brunch. There are no set plans on making this a recurring event, however, I'm open to it, so we'll see what the future holds.
Regardless, I will continue to try and create safe spaces for us to let down our walls and talk about what we're feeling face to face, because that is lacking today, and for me, the whole purpose of this journey is to remember the magic that comes with allowing ourselves to be vulnerable with ourselves and with others.