I spent this past weekend with four food bloggers that I met online and thank God we all liked each other :)! Natasha from NatashasKitchen, Marina from Let the Baking Begin, Valentina from Valentina’s Corner and Natasha from MomsDish. We all met online but never in person. So early in the summer we starting planning a bloggers retreat for us to meet, cook, eat and most importantly learn from each other.
We found a gorgeous beach house through VRBO.com on the Oregon coast. I was super excited because I’ve never been to Oregon nor that part of the country. Plus four days with uninterrupted sleep while hubby played Mr. Mom at home was something I did not want to pass on!
The house was a food bloggers dream house! Completely stocked kitchen with everything and anything you possibly may need and WINDOWS! EVERYWHERE! With breathtaking panoramic views of the ocean and evergreen mountains in the back. You can hear the waves of the ocean and smell the crisp air with just a crack of the window.
We spent most of our time in the kitchen, where we cooked every single day, ate dessert (every day), spent time on the beach and of course talked everything and anything blog related.
Natasha treating us to her delicious Shrimp Pasta in a Creamy Tomato Sauce.
We were also invited for lunch and a tour at Tillamook Dairy. We learned everything about cheese making and got to sample their cheese and ice cream. It was whole lotta fun!
One day, we even got to Skype with one of our fellow foodies that we love so much: Julia from Vikalinka, who is all the way in the UK and has the most posh British accent. Plus her photography and writing skills are amazing!
On Sunday me and Natasha from MomsDish headed further down the coast. I had a late flight and she got stuck with me 🙂 We had such a great afternoon stopping at Cannon Beach, where we had lunch at a super cutesy cafe off the main drag: Seasons Cafe & Deli. It’s known for freshly made clam chowder. They did not disappoint! Also open faced caprese sandwiches and grilled cod tacos.
And of course an afternoon would not be complete without a little caffeine. Insomnia Coffee has Starbucks vibes with a small town coffee shop feel.
Last but not least, when in Oregon a trip to Voodoo Doughnuts is a must. Super funky donut combinations with a little metal music on the side 🙂
Overall it was such a great trip! I personally walked away feeling super INSPIRED and learned so much from these amazing girls who are not only bloggers but also wifes and mothers. Can’t wait to do it all over again next year!