Tuesday I attended the February Ohio Blogging Association Meetup.
This month’s event was held at Whole Foods Market in University Heights, Ohio. I haven’t blogged about it but I have wandered into Whole Foods a few times now since moving to Cleveland. Prior to the move I had never been to one. I do like that Whole Foods has it’s own store-brand of products, “365 Everyday Value” which are rather reasonably priced. They also offer countless demos, events, wine tastings, food pairings and more, most of which are nominally priced to attend.
The meetup food and drink was deemed a “Valentine’s Chocolate 3-Way”:
Chicken Enchiladas with mole sauce, by Chef Sarah Schoenberger
Chocolate and wine pairing tasting with Audree Sinnett, WFM’s wine buyer
“Gourmet” hot chocolate
Ines Rehner, owner of Lakewood chocolatier Sweet Designs also shared some of her amazing handmade chocolates with us. This is the third time there has been a similar OBA meeting at Whole Foods but my first time attending. I really enjoyed the event and am anticipating the opening of a west side Whole Foods in Rocky River, Ohio in 2014!
Bloggers/Social Media Folks in attendance (thanks Alicia!):
Alicia from Poise in Parma
Amanda from Clue into Cleveland
Crystal from Eat Drink Cleveland
Danyell from @CharitUrbanista
Elizabeth from Lake County Visitors Bureau Blog
Holly from @BeautyWorld4U
Julie from Wearing Mascara
Kimberly from SMITTEN…in cleveland
Lane from Lane Baldwin Photography
Lyn from Life Lyn Style
Rachel from It’s a Hero
Sarah from Cooker Girl
Sarah from SarahandDerek.blogspot.com
The OBA is FREE to join and open to any Ohio-based bloggers. Stay in the loop on event announcements by reading Poise in Parma (written by the OBA Cleveland Chapter President Alicia) and through the OBA Facebook and Twitter pages.
Disclosure: I am not compensated for event posts, unless otherwise stated. All opinions and thoughts here are my own. As part of my attendance at this event I received free food and drink samples, along with a $10 gift certificates for chocolates.