Holiday Blogger Brunch with Baybrook


Last week I had the privileged of hosting the first ever holiday blogger brunch with my wonderful co-host Megan from Meg O on the Go at the new Baybrook outdoor expansion. We brought together fifteen local bloggers in the area for a fun shopping party at the new Anthropology and then a quick stop to Charming Charlie’s, and then our last stop was a wonderful hosted brunch by Maggiano’s. We can’t thank our sponsors enough for making this event so wonderful, and for everyone who came out. We also are so thankful for our wonderful bloggers who donated a toy for the toy drive in partnership with Maggiano’s toy drive for the holidays. We love partnering with a community of wonderful brands and bloggers who can take the time to give back around to their community. Below is a recap of our holiday blogger brunch.


Group picture at Anthropology shop party. Thank you Anthropology for the wonderful treats and mimosas and for  great service at our shop party.


Next stop Charming Charlie, where Sweets by Syd graciously donated these amazing Christmas treats for us at the event.

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Of course we couldn’t leave without picking up some cute things on the way! Next top Maggianos!

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We were so impressed by the level of service and amazing food at Maggiano’s. The beautiful festive floral arrangements were donated by Kroger’s, the sweet Christmas cookies were donated by Sweets by Syd, and we can’t forget our amazing sponsors who donated to our wonderful swag bags.


Thank you to all our sponsors who made this event so wonderful!

Baybrook Mall – @baybrookmall / #baybrookmall
Maggiano’s – @maggianoslittleitaly
Anthropologie Baybrook – @anthro_baybrook
Charming Charlie – @charmingcharlie
Essie – @essiepolish
MarleyLilly – @marleylilly
Barbazzar – @barbazzar
Francesca’s – @francescas
Kendra Scott – #ksbaybrook

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This event couldn’t  have been possible without my amazing co-host Megan. She is truly a joy to work with, a wonderful friend and mother, and one of the most successful bloggers in the area. Thanks to everyone who attended:

Michelle & Channing – Moms Without Answers

Kate – Nerdy Kate

Sheree – Shesheshow

Roselynn – Style Lynn Life

Lila – @lilakminnon

Elle – Elle Talk

Ashley – New Mom in a New Era

Ashley – Moxie One

Sara – Pretty Providence

Jaclyn – Beauty and the Binky


And last but not least a special thank you to our wonderful photographer Ashley from Hey Pretty Baby Photography. She is one of the most talented photographers in the area, and the PR Boutique for helping us making our holiday blogger brunch a reality. We really appreciate it!

<3 Dawn

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  • Reply jcolgrove

    Y’all look so cute in that festive gear!!

    Jenna from

    December 10, 2016 at 1:57 am
  • Reply Melissa

    How fun is this! I need to get together with my chicago blogger babes!

    December 10, 2016 at 4:08 am
  • Reply Lauren of An Explorer's Heart

    That looks like so much fun – I always love a good blogger meet up. Love those booties too!


    December 10, 2016 at 4:39 am
  • Reply Donna

    What an awesome day!! Love this so much šŸ™‚ XX, Donna

    December 10, 2016 at 7:17 pm
  • Reply Kendra

    You look so adorable! Hope you had fun!

    December 10, 2016 at 7:40 pm
  • Reply Candace

    Looks like you gals had an amazing time! Those cookies look delightful.



    December 11, 2016 at 2:45 am
  • Reply Lavenda

    This looks so fun! What a great day you cuties had!

    December 11, 2016 at 4:12 am
  • Reply Stesha

    this is so fun, I love that you al got together! and ps LOVE those burgundy shoes, they are fabulous šŸ™‚


    December 11, 2016 at 9:32 pm
  • Reply lifeofasister

    Ok, this looks like the most fun ever! You are adorable…love those shoes!

    December 12, 2016 at 5:20 am
    • Reply dawnpdarnell

      Thank you!?

      December 13, 2016 at 12:50 am
  • Reply sarasab

    This looks like such a neat event, full of goodies! And I adore your outfit, but especially those booties!

    xo, Sara

    December 13, 2016 at 5:26 am
    • Reply dawnpdarnell

      Thank you!?

      December 14, 2016 at 2:44 pm
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