18/05/2019

THE FOOD EDITION: BOUTIQUE BRUNCH HOT SPOT

Although I have worked in London for three years, I’ve never referred to myself as a ‘London blogger’. Hertfordshire is my home and it will always have my heart.
Finding a peaceful haven for a spot of Sunday brunch has almost become this sort of secret sport that everyone is trying to nail. I’m on a constant hunt for a new hide out. Desperate for colourful coffees too! That’s what the ‘gram does these days, doesn’t it? Admittedly, I’ve sampled a fair few hot spots in my time and travels. Hertfordshire, in my opinion, has the best selection of cool cafes to pick from. Even better, when a boutique one pops up on my radar!
Aymi Cafe is fresh and bright, it’s the first thing I noticed when I popped into this lovely little place. And then there it was, right in front of my eyes, a big, bold flower wall. I didn’t know what to take in first. A big, bold green arm chair in the corner ready to sink in. Plus, I spotted pink latte’s and rose gold table chairs and thought yep, this place is a bit of me. Luckily, I had my friend Ben with me at the time, armed with our cameras, we went a little snap happy.

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Being as transparent as ever, my visit to Aymi Cafe was gifted and I was aiming to be there for about an hour or so. Well, being the ‘people person’ that I am, four hours, ten coffees and almost 100 snaps later, I had somehow connected so well with the owner, that we curated this whole idea to host a meet-up for Hertfordshire bloggers. Something actually that I have wanted to do for so long.
Referring to my first point, it’s difficult when you’re not immersed in the London scene because you do miss out on a lot of opportunity. So we popped a date in the diary, and the rest is history. Six lovely bloggers, a gorgeous location to sit back and relax, all finished off with some prosecco. My kind of blogger meet up! It was really refreshing to meet some new faces close to home, and all feel the same about wanting to make more friendships locally. It’s always hard if you’re not surrounded by bloggers. Hard to get the content, hard to have those kinds of conversations that may not resonate with those that don’t really understand that kind of job/project/passion. We talked and talked and talked. We took photos. We laughed. It was actually just a really lovely day. It was a chance to hear a new or different perspective on the industry from others and inspire each other at the same time.
Images by Stacey White
It was my first time hosting a local meet-up and it definitely won’t be my last.
A big thank you to the bloggers that came; Chloe, Luci, Roisin, Lori, Stacey. Even bigger thanks to Aisha at Aymi Cafe, The Salon Collection for sponsoring the goodie bags and Oro & Ore for the jewellery gifts.
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It's Emma over email but Ems face-to-face. By title, I'm a writer, photographer, creative, events marketing manager and more importantly rosé drinker. I'm also a daughter, sister, auntie, girlfriend and friend. I overshare and I swear. I have been dedicating my time to this space for four years. Lifestyle topics are my specialty, with a dose of daily fashion thrown in for good measure.

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