Monday, April 15, 2013

[April] Expat Blogger Brunch in Utrecht

As mentioned before, my pal Kaitlin and I have started organizing fun meetups with other expat bloggers around the Netherlands. Having met through our blogs and gone on to become close friends in real life, we wanted to reach out to other expat bloggers around the country who we knew digitally, in an effort to form a sense of community away from the computer. 

In fact, this past year we had a great group of blogger friends here in Amsterdam (remember our apple picking day and now defunct book club?). Sadly, many of those lovely ladies have since moved back to The States this year Ahhh, such is the life of an expat! and we wanted to reach to others and create a new forum. 

Our first official took place in Utrecht, Kaitlin's stomping ground. We met up at the historic Winkle van Sinkle for brunch and a subsequent walk through the city with Kaitlin as our guide. Naturally, our group snapped away at the old, cosy streets. 
Together we enjoyed great conversation and even... sunshine and blue skies!

I'm serious when mentioning sunshine, this was the first bare legged day of the year for me (quite a struggle for this Florida girl, that's for sure!) After our tour, we headed to a sunny terrace for drinks and more chit chat...because no sunny day in Holland ever exists without biertjes!

 It was such a fun day and I can only hope the next event is as successful.
Honestly, we have been blow away by the positive response! Thanks to everyone who showed an interest and I know I speak for both Kaitlin and myself on how great it was to get such an enthusiastic response to our idea!

The following Expat Blogger Brunch will take place in Amsterdam next month and I'll be sure to post the invite on here soon. If you have any questions feel free to shoot me an email, blog [at]

In the mean time, check out a few of my new blogging buddies,
I'm sure they'd love it if you stopped by to say "hello!"

Allison | The Nomad Cooks
Monique | Mo Travels


  1. Love this and enjoyed your photos. I hope to be able to travel there sometime do one of these.

    Bonnie Rose | A Compass Rose

    1. Hey Bonnie, that would be so fun to have expats from other places join us so of course you're welcome to! We're aiming to do monthly meet-ups and I'll definitely post the info on here. Plus, you can start a group of your own in the UK too!

  2. It was really nice to meet you Lily! Thanks for organizing! And looking forward to some warm summer days, biking by the dunes or chilling at the beach!

    1. Great meeting you too, Amanda and thanks for the tips on Mexican places, I really wanna check out that new spot in Leiden sometime!