Brisbane & Gold Coast Bloggers Meetup

by Catherine on January 20, 2012

in Blogosophy


A year ago I didn’t know a single soul in Australia who wasn’t a relation in-law, so it was pretty amazing to find myself hanging out in a hip Gold Coast bar last night with a whole group of women (and one man) who felt like fast friends. I’d never actually met most of the other bloggers in ‘real life’ before, but we certainly weren’t stuck on small talk. When you’ve taken a peek into someone’s life, shared your creative passions, and can name the last 5 things they bought on Asos, you’re already on another level. The thing about this group of bloggers is that we all do it a little differently, we have individual interests and big lives offline too. It’s lovely to be part of such a supportive scene, and maybe it’s because we’re all happily doing our own thing that we can so enjoy championing each other’s success. What I do know for sure is that last night was the best party I’ve been to in a long time, and I’m so gratified to have become bloggy friends with all of these beautiful ladies (and Kris)!


Rach – In Spaces Between

Claire & Jas – Sweet Lime & Spiced Tea

Jasmine – Fizzle Out

Kris – Kris Blucher

Ally – The Unknown Pleasures

Liss – Daydream Lily

Sophie - Peppa Hart Bride

Sarah & Marissa – The Village Markets

Jo – August Empress

Kim – Dream Delight Inspire

Sian – Twelve by One

Jess – Ela Hawke Vintage

Carmen – The Chronicles of Her


A huge thanks to Rach, Claire, and Jas for organising the meetup, and to the charmingly retro Stingray Lounge at the QT Hotel in Surfer’s Paradise for their hospitality. (For the record, their casa dias are seriously good, and the cocktail they do with grapefruit and cucumber is definitely worthy of a repeat visit!)

* I was a very bad blogger and didn’t get any decent shots of the meetup in the dimly lit bar… oops! … but I will link to other blogger’s much better photos as they are posted. All images via QT Gold Coast.


{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Rach // In Spaces Between

Thank you so much for making the trek and coming along, it was so wonderful to get a bunch of inspiring and talented women (and one man – Hi Kris!) in one room and let the conversation flow. You are gorgeous! Hope to catch up again soon lovely xx



It was SUCH a pleasure to come to the party! It means a lot to me to have made such fabulous friends here in Australia, and I can’t think where I’d be without the bloggers! You did a fantastic organising job – thank you so much Rach! Looking forward to getting together again soon! x


Ally Carey

So lovely to meet you! See you soon! XO



It was very lovely to meet you too Ally – I hope you had a great weekend and that we get another chance to hang out soon!

x Catherine


Sarah B

I know exactly what you mean when you say how you all knew each other despite not having met in person. Meeting up with bloggy friends us do much fun. I also love how there is instantly so much to chat about.
I bet you had a fab time. Have a lovely weekend!



Sounds fabulous! You must join us again at the next Brisbane bloggers event! X



Hi Sonya, I wish I could come to the Feb Brisbane bloggers meetup, but I’m going to be down in Sydney that week. Have a fabulous time, and please take lots of snaps! Hope we can visit at the next one!




Thanks for stopping by my blog. A bloggers meet up sounds like great fun. Lovely blog by the way.



Thanks so much for stopping by The Spring, Nicola!



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