31 July 2009

Events: Brisbane ABCD Meetup Winter 09 Photos

I keep getting these delightful wafts of lavender from the lovely keepsake that Thea Samios popped into the Brisbane ABCD Meetup goodie bags last night - and what a night it was. 33 talented creative Brisbanites met up at Lock 'n' Load for a night of mingling. Here are some photos:

Lock 'n' Load, West End

Ellen and Jessica

Rebecca, Kim, Jade and Helen

Kelley, Ellie, Benitta, Jules, and Michelle

Edwina, Kate

Renee and Kerry

Jules and Michelle

Winter Brisbane ABCD Meetup at Lock 'n' Load

It was really exciting to have our first interstate ABCD guest - Kate from Katiecrackernuts! I didn't get a chance to have a proper chat to everyone, but I did find out some very exciting news. Pedrosprout's Michelle is opening a store in West End called Nook full of fabulous indie handmade, vintage and eco-goods. I can't even wait! Michelle is such a lovely person and talented designer herself, and it's wonderful to welcome a new home for local design.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the goodie bag which included gift cards from Alarna and some goodies from Tiel, Jane, Kylie, Alischa, Erin and Sarah from the last meet-up who weren't able to make it this time (but were there in spirit). Here's a pic of the delightful origami birds from Nook and Akiko in the goodie bag, and aforementioned lavender pillow from Thea.

Thank you so much to everyone who made it along to the Winter Brisbane ABCD Meetup - it wouldn't have been the same without:

Kim (Udessi)
Rebecca (Edward & Lily)
Kerry (Boutique Markets)
Rachael (Boutique Markets)
Edwina (HouseAHolic)
Kate (Katiecrackernuts)
Ellie (Red Seed Studio)
Kelley (Peppermint Magazine)
Michelle (Pedrosprout and Nook)
Helen (Ruby 2 Go Go)
Thea (Thea & Sami)
Anna (Toxteth)
Sam (Jetta's Nest)
Alarna (Little Jane St)
Ashley (One Blue Wren)
Georgi (Georgi No E Please)
Natasha (Original Foe)
Karen (Dragonfly Interiors)
Renee (Renee Treml)
Jade (Beckybean)
Sophie (Sophie Munns)
Eleni (Curlyhead)
Emily (Urbanique Creative)
Liz (Neon Elastic)
Benitta (Benitta)
Akiko (Nook)
Jennine (Ladybug Markets)
Emma (The 365 Photography Project)

Kim did a sensational job securing the venue and designing the goodie bags and badges (thank you Kim!). We're looking forward to seeing you all again in Spring - around 3 months' time (late Oct/early Nov 09). For more about Brisbane ABCD, check out these previous posts.

Images: Steph Bond


  1. Thank you Steph and Kim for organising last night. I had a loving time and enjoyed meeting like minded creative people!

  2. Glad you had a fabulous evening - I'm sorry I couldn't make it. What a talented line-up of attendees!
    Clare x

  3. Thanks for organising the evening, had a great time!

  4. Thanks Steph and Kim - I had a great time. It was lovely to meet so many nice people. I look forward to the next one.
    Cheers, Karen

  5. What a great event and crowd of talented people!Sound like it was fabulous...it make me really sad to be on the sunshine coast!!
    Hopefully I may make the next one with lots of planning;)

  6. Was lovely to see both you and Kim (you beautiful women), and to mingle with so many talented and chatty people. Can't wait for the next one.

    Hope you're well today - you are looking fabulous!

  7. I'm glad you are enjoying the organically grown lavender. It makes me happy when I smell it.
    I love the Brisbane creative scene so thanks for bringing us all together. Can't wait for the next one!

  8. Thanks Steph and Kim for a fabulous night...just being there and around so many creative people was inspiring. Thanks Michelle for your gorgeous origami birds, I opened my gift bag in the car the next morning and they were hung straight on my revision mirror and there they will stay. I am only sorry I did not get the meet more of the ladies there...


  9. Thanks so much Steph and Kim, it was a great night. Look forward to the next one xx

  10. Fabulous event. Thanks so much to Kim for inviting me and Alarna, of Little Jane St, for holding my hand and introducing me to so many fabulous people. I had a great night. Ta.

  11. Great job you guys! I'm so envious, it looks like you have a wonderful supportive little community.

  12. Thanks everyone! Great night. Clare, Sandrine and Lisa - we wish you guys could have come too.


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