My husband was gone most of last week, so it was an ideal time to get in non-stop girl time. I started off with my best friend shacking up with me Tuesday-Friday, and it finished with our monthly book club at my apartment.
I seriously love having people over, especially ladies that love food and wine as much as I do.
My one stress about hosting was having enough seating, but apparently this group loves standing.
We did a bit of a French theme with the food since our book was David Lebovitz's The Sweet Life in Paris. There was plenty of cheese, bread, and desserts and we had a couple ladies do recipes from the book (not an easy feat when our group is rampant with food allergies).
Irina made chocolates (very impressed), we had seasonal French macarons provided my Vanille Patisserie, and Diane even accommodated our vegans with delicious "cheese" from Ste Martaen.
After we ate and discussed the book for 30 seconds, we had a little white elephant gift exchange.
Nothing like a random gift exchange. "One man's trash is another man's treasure" <---Theme of evening.
Thanks ladies for coming! It was great to see some new faces and I look forward to next month.
January is a serial killer book and I proposed we all bring recipes that incorporate cereal. I thought it was a good idea, but I didn't see it on the invite. Weird.
Have you had vegan cheese? It scared me, but I really liked this one.
Have you done a white elephant gift exchange? Funniest gift you've gifted or received?