To celebrate a wonderful year of blogging and #NZBloggers events, we organised a fun afternoon with Mixing it Up at  La Zeppa Kitchen and Bar.  Laurie and Cassandra from Mixing It Up lead us through creating beautiful paintings, whilst we had snacks and drinks from La Zeppa. Most of us were inexperienced or very out of practice with art, but with helping hands and plenty of encouragement, we all left with great paintings.

Mixing it up painting photo by A Style Collector
The painting we were recreating. Photo by A Style Collector

Here’s who joined us for the event:

Mixing it up painting photo by A Style Collector-2
The group with our finished products

We made sure to take breaks from our painting to have a few drinks and eat our way through the platters. The patatas bravas (potatos with spicy tomato sauce) seemed to be a clear favourite!

Platters at La Zeppa
One of the platters – photo by Lena Talks Beauty

Putting your own spin on the painting was encouraged, and most of us ended up with different silhouettes at the bottom. We had a prize for the most creative, kindly donated by Goodness, and that was won by Rhiannon for her Willow tree.

Rhiannon with her Goodness prize pack in front of her painting - photo by Laura Lock
Rhiannon with her Goodness prize pack in front of her painting – photo by Laura Lock

The following companies very generously supported this event by providing things for our goodie bags:

NZbloggers goodie bag by Lips n Berries
Our goodie bags, photo by Lips N Berries

Thank you so much to everyone who helped make the event such a success. Also a big thanks to everyone who has attended an event during the year, BrunchClub has been running for 3 and a half years now, and we would be nothing without our attendees.

Until next year,

Lena & Laura
Organisers

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