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

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!



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35 responses to “Getting Our Brunch on at The Gander”

  1. 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!

  2. Lauren says:

    Beautiful ladies! This looked like such a good time!

    Xo, Lauren from

  3. What nice pictures you all took! How did you meet them/know about them and how did you guys plan the meet-up?

    Loving the play with textures to keep the monochrome interesting!


    • Danielle says:

      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!

  4. Teresa says:

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

  5. Stephani says:

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

  6. Stephani says:

    This looks like such a fun time!! And this place looks nice!! Always great meeting fellow blogger babes!

    Xo, Steph |

  7. amy says:

    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

  8. Mollie says:

    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

  9. Megan says:

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

  10. meggan says:

    Aw what a fun group of ladies!

  11. Sabrina says:

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

    Sabrina | Gypsy Tan

  12. Bella says:

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

  13. Megan says:

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

  14. Ariadna says:

    Wow your brunch looks absolutely incredible and so much fun too!! x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

  15. Shannon says:

    Looks like such a fun little get together! You girls are all gorgeous!

    Clothes & Quotes

  16. Megan says:

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


  17. Rebecca says:

    This looks like so much fun!! Will have to check out this spot next time I’m in NYC!

    xx Rebecca //

  18. Natalie says:

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

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