#BLUBRUNCH with Southern Blog Society and Marriott's Blu Italian Grille

This weekend, I attended a brunch at Blu Italian Grille in the Louisville Downtown Marriott for Kentucky members of the Southern Blog Society. It was so much fun to meet some girls whose sites I love, like Danielle of Lou What Wear and Beth of Seersucker + Saddles, as well as get an introduction to blogs and bloggers I didn't know, like Grace of A Southern Drawl and Jennifer of Girl Eats World.

Me, Grace, Danielle, Beth, and Jennifer

We chatted about life, SEO, and social media. And, of course, Derby. But the oddest thing was that, at a table full of social media addicts, nobody took the time to Instagram the buffet brunch. To me, that's always a sign that the food (and company) are quite good!

While several diners enjoyed the breakfast offerings, I headed toward the herb-rubbed New York Strip, roasted asparagus with baby bell peppers, and a cup of cioppino. Let me tell y'all, it was fabulous. Real, life, meal-type food in a frou-frou breakfast buffet setting. I also enjoyed a cheese plate from the Kentucky proud table, as well as a glass of John Conti peach iced tea with mint -- the closest replica to my beloved Nashville-style Fruit Tea that I've found in the Commonwealth. A glass or two of prosecco washed it all down nicely!

I can't recommend the #blubrunch highly enough for your next get-together or fancy brunch. The food and service were supurb!

{Thanks to Danielle for planning the event, to Grace for letting me reproduce a photo from her Instagram account, and to Blu for the complimentary #blubrunch!}

HerKentucky 2013

I've never been one for New Year's Resolutions. 

They seem so arbitrary and artificial and destined to fail. Or maybe I'm just never too committed to them. So, when the HerKentucky team decided to post 2013 Resolutions, I knew better. This year, I may complete the entire Craft Bourbon Trail, but I probably won't.

Resolutions may not be my thing, but goals sure are. One of my biggest goals for 2013 is to make HerKentucky bigger and better than ever. I want this site to celebrate the lives and stories of Kentucky women in new and exciting ways. I want HerKentucky to explore more recipes, more crafts, more entertaining ideas and more local products. I want to tell the stories of more Kentucky women. I want this site to make our readers smile and hopefully teach y'all a little something from time to time. I'm excited that HerKentucky has partnered with The Southern Blog Society, and I look forward to exploring new ways to get the HerKentucky story out there.

As always, if you have a story to tell or an idea to share, HerKentucky would love to hear from you. Just shoot me an email at heather@herkentucky.com.