The September Gulf Coast Blogger’s meeting was held at the beautiful home of Jenna from the blog, The Painted ApronÂ on lovely Ono Island. Jenna uses her amazing culinary skills to create a daily blog full of tantalizing, quick and easy recipes. She often uses her artistic skills to customize her table settings to match each holiday and recipe.
That’s Jenna in the background. I didn’t even get a good photo of her because we were all so busy having fun and soaking in the beautiful day. Her arrangement of summer items, camera equipment and beach items fit the beachy-blogger theme perfectly.
The camera shaped cheese wafers were tasty, as were the other things on the menu. I lifted this straight from The Painted Apron:
It was all absolutely delicious and the day couldn’t have been more beautiful. We sat outdoors and enjoyed the gorgeous view. Ono Island is located close to the Florida state line in the south end of Baldwin County. It is a private island with about 900 private homes.
A special treat was hearing from our speaker, Judy Oxford, who is a wonderful volunteer with the Coastal Arts Center in Orange Beach. The center is similar to Fairhope’s Eastern Shore Art Center and offers classes to the surrounding community. Currently undergoing a major building expansion, the center is still operating classes in temporary locations and will offer their popular Scarecrow Festival on October 17th from 3-6. Click HERE for more info on their fun events.
If you live in our area and write a blog, click the link on the sidebar for more information on joining our group. If you have a business or event you’d like us to promote by hosting our monthly meeting, let us know!
Click over to Jenna’s blog, The Painted Apron HERE.