Geek Girl Brunch Miami- Sailor Moon

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I’ve been meaning to write about Geek Girl Brunch Miami for a while now, and look I’m finally doing it! I’ve had this post sitting in my drafts for the past 6 months, and I know I know, that’s pretty terrible. But better late than never, amirite?
Geek Girl Brunch Miami has been such  an amazing thing in my life, that if it was disbanded tomorrow I would cry enough to make an 8th ocean.

When I moved back to Miami from Tallahassee a couple of years ago, I didn’t have the group of amazing ladies I now call friends. Most of my evenings and weekends consisted of hanging out with my boyfriend Erik, or family. Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE spending time with Erik and I enjoy the times I spend with my family, but a girl needs girl friends and I didn’t really have any when I moved back. My memory is sometimes shitty, so I can’t really remember how I learned about Geek Girl Brunch, but I will tell you this: the first time I went to a Geek Girl Brunch outing I felt like I finally came home. These were girls that shared the same interests and tastes about tv shows, movies, video games, animes, etc. I felt like I had struck gold! And I was sooo giddy.

Since I waited super long to post about the awesomeness that is Geek Girl Brunch Miami, I’m going to be posting about the several brunches I’ve attended throughout these 2 years (woahh, has it been two years already??!). Since there’s SO MANY I’ve attended (about 14…say whaaat), I will be dedicating Time Travel Thursdays to each one (my version of #throwbackthursday, hehe).

So, before I get started; What is Geek Girl Brunch? Geek Girl Brunch is basically a community of geeky women who get together once a month to brunch and geek over geeky things. Each brunch is themed and everyone is encouraged to dress up in their favorite geeky attire or cosplay. Themes we’ve had include Harry Potter, Sherlock, Sailor Moon, Game of Thrones, Video Games, Murder Boyfriends (hah, I know you’ll understand in time), Star Wars Rogue One, and many many more.

Sooo, let’s get started! The Sailor Moon themed brunch took place many moons ago, on February 2016. This isn’t the very first brunch I attended, but it’s the first one I’ll be sharing with you, dear reader. When I was looking through my external for all the brunch pics I’ve taken (which btw, there’s about a gajillion!), these were the first ones that popped up.

The Sailor Moon themed brunch was held at Ra Sushi in South Miami. The staff surprised us with their own Sailor Moon decorations!

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Meli from Melificent 

 

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Fellow brunchettes getting their mimosas on! Pictured on right: Sabrina from Sabrina Clementine
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My friend Alex went as Luna! Included in our swag bags were these adorable Luna paper cutouts.
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Super cute bags made by GGB Orlando Chapter Officer Jessica Cain.

 

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Fellow Brunchettes cheesin’ for the camera! And pictured in the middle is Jamila Rowser, one of Geek Girl Brunch’s Founding Mothers! 

 

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Marlene, Jenny, and Alex

 

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Group shot! 

 

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Sabrina & Alex dressed as Human Luna & Cat Luna.

 

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Meli & Me! 

For the brunch, I dressed up as Sailor Mars. As a child, she was my favorite because she had black hair like me…but as an adult, Usagi is my fave because well..she’s pretty much me.

Exhibition A-G:

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If you’re interested in Geek Girl Brunch Miami, it’s super simple and free to join! And if you don’t live in Miami but wish you could be a part of something cool like this, well you’re in luck because Geek Girl Brunch is actually all over the World! Check out if there’s a chapter in your neck of the woods here.

*Protip For Miami Brunchettes: since seats are limited, depending on the brunch, tickets sell out REALLY fast. I suggest you set an alarm (or two) for when the brunch evites go out. Otherwise, you might miss out on all the fun times.
You’re welcome.

*Mars Skater Dress from LivingDeadClothing.

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Coopers’ Craft Summer Sippers Blogger Event

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A couple of Saturdays ago I got to attend a South Florida Bloggers event for Coopers’ Craft Bourbon at House Kitchen & Bar in Coral Gables. I had a real blast trying out different cocktails and hanging out with fellow bloggers!

IMG_3876Of all the cocktails I tried, my favorite one was the Coopers’ Cup. First of all, it came in a real cute tin cup..which we got to keep! The drink itself was smooth and it didn’t make my throat burn like crazy. I really liked the combination of bourbon + ginger beer.

In case you’re dying to know how to create this drink, here’s the recipe!
(All recipes are courtesy of Henry from ABC Bartending)

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Coopers’ Craft
  • 1 part fresh lime juice
  • top with ginger beer (roughly 6 parts)
  • Served over crushed ice in tin cup, garnished with mint sprig

Instructions:
Combine Coopers’ Craft Bourbon with lime juice. Add ginger beer and serve over ice in tin cup. Garnish with mint Sprig.
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Here’s Henry (from ABC Bartending) making the Coopers’ Cup!
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I loved the Coopers’ Cup so much, that I took a million pictures of it!
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I’m just really obsessed with these tin cups & mint sprig….

The next cocktail we tried was the Kentucky Luxedo. IMG_3828
The recipe for this one:
Ingredients:

  • 1 part Coopers’ Craft
  • 1/4 part Maraschino Liqueur
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Muddled Sugar Cube

Instructions:
Combine Coopers’ and Maraschino Liqueur into a mixing glass and stir with a bar spoon. Muddle sugar and bitters at the bottom of an old fashioned glass. Add ice and strain into a mixing glass into glass with sugar and bitter mixture. Garnish with a Maraschino cherry.

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The last cocktail was the After Barrel. We actually learnt how to make this one ourselves!
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Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Cooper’s Craft Bourbon
  • 5 Blueberries
  • 4 Sliced Strawberries
  • 1/2 oz. Peach liquor
  • Orange Bitters

Instructions:
Place blueberries and strawberries in a shaker. Pour Peach liquor over the berries. Muddle the strawberries, blueberries and peach liquor to release the juices. Add Cooper’s Craft Bourbon and orange bitters for a nice tang. Add ice cubes and shake. Pour and enjoy!
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This was probably the most pretty looking one!

We also got to try very delicious foods from House Kitchen & Bar:
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Everything was so yummy! I definitely recommend this place. It was my first time trying their food and I was extremely satisfied. My favorite was probably the Margarita pizza (ofcourse!).

Here are some more pictures of the event. I loved the whole set up.
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So, I met the cutest doggie! His name is Hamilton Barkley and he wears cutie bowties. :3

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What I wore:
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Photo by Vintage Unicorn

Dinosaur Blouse: Forever21
Pink skater skirt: Forever21

*disclaimer: This is a sponsored post.