The Oxford Exchange in Tampa is a very special place for me. Not only is it the most beautiful interior space in Tampa, it is where I married the love of my life just 4 short months ago.
Last night I went back for the first time since that perfect day for a holiday Blogger Event. We started the evening with wine and champagne in the bookstore. Then we had a couple of Chef Erin Guggino’s appetizers. She created the menu for my wedding, and everyone was very impressed with the food. They said it was the best wedding food they had ever had!). Last night we enjoyed her Butternut squash shooters and dried figs with Goat Cheese and Toasted Walnuts:
Fololwing, we enjoyed 2 Tebella Tea Company & Buddy Brew Coffee pairings with mast brothers & Dandelion Chocolate:
We then learned a little about 7th Avenue Apothecary from Owner Erin Grossman and her cousin:
We mingled in the gift shop and I spent some time with two of my favorite blogger friends Nicole from Casa de Crews:
And Rachel from In Wed With Love:
Finally we gathered for a design/history tour of the building and my own private little side notes tour of my wedding (“this is where I got into my dress, this is where my cake was”, etc…)
I was sad to see the evening come to an end, I had so much fun reminiscing, experiencing OE in a new way, and hanging out with my friends.
But the goody bag on the way out cheered me up. Packed with yummy kettle corn, a cookie, and a pumpkin clove candle, as well as a preview of the menu at OE’s newest venture: o.e.market. looks like a great place to grab a unique sandwich and a fresh juice. Can’t wait to try it.
And I have something for one lucky winner to try. All you have to do is answer one question, and you will be entered to win these 3 chocolate bars from Mast Brothers & Dandelion Chocolate:
What are you thankful for this holiday season?