Hatch Miami

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After a long time of contemplating it, I finally took the plunge and decided to participate as a vendor at a local fair. My fellow Geek Girl Brunch Miami officers got accepted as vendors into Hatch Miami, which is a fair targeted at supporting local women in the city. You had to be a woman to be accepted into the event, and when I decided to participate, not only as a Geek Girl Brunch officer, but also as a business owner for Geek Girl Gang, I had no idea how positive the experience would be.

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It was so refreshing and inspiring to be around other creatives. And not only creatives, but women. It felt like a big supportive family. I was able to meet some people I had never seen outside of social media, and make some new friendships as well with a lot of talented ladies. It made me more confident about my decision to open the shop back up and feed this creative monster within me. I can’t wait to soldier forward with new ideas and a surer mindset.
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Although I’m not sure when the next event will be, I strongly urge you to keep your eyes peeled and attend if you are a South Florida local!

Anjolee + Date Night

We realized sometime last month that our last date day/night was in the summer! When you are parents, things start to add up and before you know it, months have passed by since you have had a nice time for yourself. It’s so important to keep going out on dates and enjoy your partner even when there is a tiny one around, so the hubs and I try to do so as often as possible. Unfortunately, this time around, life got the best of us.

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We decided to head out to celebrate the hubs’ birthday and make our best attempt at being cool. We had tapas at a Brazilian restaurant and then went bar hopping. My favorite bar we stopped at? The Anderson. Although I’m sure it gets slammed and full of hipsters, it was so nice to visit on a Sunday afternoon. I totally appreciated the tropical Miami vibe complete with swinging hammocks and brightly colored walls. The cocktails were also to die for, so that helps.

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Hello Kitty Cafe Truck: Miami

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The Hello Kitty Cafe truck made its way to Miami this past weekend and for a split second, I thought I wasn’t going to be able to go! I just registered Luna in daycare (sniff sniff), and they were holding an open house the same day and at the same time I was going to be visiting the truck. I had to adult at that moment and chose having Luna meet her teachers and classmates over kawaii time. But! Luna was in such good spirits after such a long and busy day, that we decided to take our chances and head over there in the early evening. It was such a great decision!

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What I Wore: Murder Boyfriend

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One thing is for certain in this crazy world: there will never be a shortage of fun at Geek Girl Brunch Miami. Getting to plan geeky events all over Miami with my best friend is really the best stress relief possible, and this month’s brunch was a blast! Since it was October, we decided to make the theme Murder Boyfriends, a term coined from the depths of Tumblr to describe Hannibal Lecter and Will Graham’s relationship on Fuller’s Hannibal. Naturally, I had to casually cosplay as my favorite cannibal.

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ThinkGeek Opens in Miami

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I was floored when I found out that Miami would be getting a brick and mortar ThinkGeek store. As a total consumer that has no self control, this was both a thrilling and scary concept for me, but I knew I had to be there for the grand opening. It is located in Miami’s Dolphin Mall, which is known by locals for being overpopulated and a general hell hole, so it was absolutely no surprise that grand opening day was crazy. I visited with little Luna in tow, so it was hard for me to really shop. I did a quick lap, which was nearly impossible with a stroller, and snapped some pictures to share with you guys.

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Overall, the store is jam packed with goodies! The highlights for me were the Star Wars accessories, giant Pop figure wall (not pictured), and fun geek chic clothing (that Starfleet bodysuit tho). I thought it was so fun that they got a StormTrooper and Kylo to take pictures with fans, and the employees were SO nice. I can’t wait to go back when the hype dies down to shop in peace and really take everything in. Us Miami folk are so lucky to have this in our backyard!

Happy shopping, geeks!

ThinkGeek can be found at The Dolphin Mall, specifically 11401 NW 12th Street, Miami, FL 33172.
Wanna know if one is opening near you? Click here