How much fun it is to go thousands of miles to see people you only Tweet with the rest of the year? Tons of fun I say! Tweeters of all walks of life, all ages groups, many different careers and geographic locations came together at a very interesting venue – Le China Restaurant, Bar & Club in the 12th. We had an exotic Asian themed room upstairs to ourselves with a great ambiance and cupcakes galore. A great time was had by all – exchanging information and networking at its best. I was personally thrilled that we had some new faces who are recent Paris arrivals and/or newbies in the Twitter world. They wanted to meet fellow ex-pats and I know the locals will take them under their wings.
It was the 3rd Annual Paris Tweetup, but it was also a mini cupcake feast with delicious concoctions baked from the kitchens by Bobbie Parsons of Bertie’s CupCakery @BertiesCupCakes and Alisa Morov of Sweet Pea Baking @SweetPeaParis which were clothed in cupcake wrappers donated by the talented Katie Shea of Katie Shea Design in the United States. Many logos from people’s businesses at the successful tweet up were received in time to put on the adorable holders which unwrap and lie flat to be used at magnets when the party is done! What great party favors! If anyone wants to order some for special occasions (custom orders for birthdays, anniversaries, etc…are available) or to promote your businesses with custom logos just click on the link above and deal directly with Katie. You can also find her, not surprisingly on Twitter @katiesheadesign.
A special thank you to Kasia Dietz @KasiaDietzBags and Forest Collins @52Martinis for finding the interesting venue. At last count we had forty Tweeters, both veterans and “newbies” who came together. I have heard from many of you since and everyone said they enjoyed being able to place a face with a name – the person behind the Twitter name and about people’s hobbies outside Twitter. Many were surprised to learn that I don’t just travel to Paris, I love to go anywhere and I write about my other adventures for the online magazine The Daily Basics.com and that if I had to choose one spot to vacation in for the rest of my life it would be to the British Virgin Islands. It’s the place where I find complete and total relaxation.We also had a raffle for a Kasia Dietz custom made handbag that I donated for a raffle. I can’t believe I did not take a photo! If anyone has one of the winner with her bag, please send it on to me and I will repost this with it included!
Shout outs to Kathryn Riechert @knrichert who traveled all the way from NYC to attend (this is her third Tweet Up and she wins the award for having come the farthest to participate) and to Tom Reeves @TomReevesParis who is always very diligent about taking “attendance” and taking photos to help document the evening. The time was too short; it always is when we get together. I know I had to head out promptly at the end to take the Gal Pals to dinner, but many of you were still chatting away when I left. That is a sign of a great event – when no one wants to leave!
Want to attend the next Tweet Up in Paris? Just follow me via Twitter and this blog for more information. All are welcome!