The NYC meetup went ahead as planned, and it was a lovely meetup! A *BIG* thank you to everyone who turned up! 😉
As opposed to the past meetups in London, this time we had a cosy gathering of 8 people, which enabled for more personal discussions. 😀 Despite it being arranged at the last minute (only 3 days before the meetup), plus on New Year’s Eve to boot leaving most people unavailable, it was a very positive turnout! Our group was pretty diverse, with people from New Jersey, Washington DC, Spain – and even as far as from Hong Kong!! Below are some pictures I took for the day.
Recent PE reader Sandy was so sweet to get me a gift, and a very thoughtful one, at that! A bottle of maple syrup (see below), given that I’m vegan and don’t take honey. This maple syrup will come in very handy for my vegan recipes and as a condiment for my food. Thank you so much, dear Sandy! ♥♥
All of us hung out for a couple of hours, had a great time getting to know each other better, before exchanging contacts and setting off for the evening for our individual countdowns to 2012.
Sandy and Camille headed to Times Square; Lena, Jodi and Dan headed for the church; Meredith and Dillon hung out around downtown Manhattan, while I went to Brooklyn for a friend’s house party, before finally counting down with my friends on the Brooklyn Bridge and getting to see some exciting fireworks. 😉
It’s now first Jan, 2012 (second Jan, in fact, as of the time of writing). Here’s to an *EXCITING* 2012 everyone! 😀 NYC has been an amazing city, but I guess it’s now time to move on to the next destination in my travels. Next up – Los Angeles! Hope to have a meetup too while I’m there? See you guys soon! 😉
Update Jan 15, ’12: I’ve since arrived at LA and conducted a Los Angeles Meetup! Read: PE Los Angeles Meetup (Jan 14, 2012) – Pictures and Afterthought!