If you’ve followed along with my recent trip to Park City, UT for the EVO ’10 conference, I want to share with you a very fun and tasty day. Over at the Alpine House, tucked away in this little village (photo below), I was able to meet 3 new friends and mingle with some amazing bloggers.

Helene Dujardin from Tartelette (amazing photographer and incredibly classy blogger), and Helen Jane from Helen Jane.com (another entertaining enthusiast), Jane Maynard from This Week for Dinner (brilliant) …

OK, are you as mixed up as I am with all the Helens and the Janes? LOL. Just re-read those names again!

Stephanie Robinette (on the right) from All Recipes (This was a fun connection for me because I included a link to their website in my new book coming out in August, The Reluctant Entertainer – Yay! All Recipes is a definite “go-to” website for any level of cook.)

Our session was like … 3 hours long? Of eating, mingling, eating, cooking session with top-notch chefs, eating, photography, eating, friends …

The tables were elegant.


The food was out of this world. (Check out Aggie’s post for more food pix.)

Gift bags for all.

Gourmet treats at the end.

Aggie and I having a bit of fun with the cupcakes (I look like a dork!)

Again, I feel blessed with this group of ladies.

Hospitality was perfect-O!


An awesome way to spend 3 hours with great people, learning about food, photography, blogging … and bonding as friends. It always feels right when you’re surrounded with others who enjoy food as much as you do!

Food is a conduit for connection and a better of way of living, for sure!

Do you have good friends that you enjoy leisurely dining with?

(I’m over at SC Johnson today … The Joy of Taking Meals to Others: Keep it Simple!)

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