Last weekend I had the pleasure of joining many aspiring creatives and entrepreneurs in the Kansas City-area at the third edition of "Brunchin' With Jasmine Diane," it was such an inspiring time!
First off, who doesn't love brunch? Not only was there a delicious buffet of food (with vegan options I might add), but there were mimosas as well! The delicious food and citrus aroma hit my nose as soon as I walked through the door- I knew I was in the right place.
Not to mention, the beautiful sight of majority brown and black attendees, all beautifully dress in proper brunch attire. I decided to wear distressed skinny jeans with a denim button up (courtesy of my husband's wardrobe) and a pastel pink fitted spaghetti strap underneath, with nude block heels for comfort. Naturally, I assumed I would be a little under-dressed, but I wasn't at all! There were so many different flavors of style in the room; from brunch-couture to weekend attire, and I was able to chill somewhere in the middle.
The hostess, blogger Jasmine Diane, looked extra spicy (her words exactly) for the occasion! Wearing a fire engine red summer dress, and sporting her gorgeous fro! One thing that I loved about the event was how inviting she as a hostess made attendees feel. She definitely stirred up a lot of the mingling and networking conversations.
Before eating, we all played a game of bingo that required attendees to speak with each other about who has done what in his/her life. It was a great icebreaker! Shortly after, the delicious food was served, and the panel discussion commenced.
The panel was definitely my favorite part of the brunch. Panelists included an artist-turned-graphic designer, a juice bar owner, and a media maven- all had such inspiring stories! My main takeaways were:
To conclude, I really enjoyed my time brunchin' with Jasmine! It's always inspiring to be in a room of ambitious individuals- an atmosphere completely opposite of what is usually perpetuated in Kansas City. It was a much-needed boost of confidence, not just for myself, but I believe everyone who attended that morning. Don't let anyone ever tell you there aren't any talented, or driven people in Kansas City! I challenge you to seek out more events, especially Jasmine Diane's brunch to show you a different side of our beautiful city, you won't regret it!