holiday blogger event @ oxford exchange + GIVEAWAY!

if you have been following this blog for a bit, you know how obsessed i am with oxford exchange & i was so thrilled to be invited to the holiday blogger event!

first we socialized in the bookstore. i love getting together with these ladies! it’s a great chance for us to catch up & enjoy the best of tampa.

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we moved down the gorgeous lobby & into the stunning atrium.

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we got to socialize with executive chef erin guggino & try some delicious party appetizers she prepared.

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butternut squash soup & fig with goat cheese.

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we listened to tebella tea company & buddy brew pairings.

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we met the owners of 7th avenue apothecary. these beautiful candles are sold at oe & are made of soy wax. i most loved hearing about the influence of their family & the impact it has on their business. the kumquat scent honors their grandfather. other interesting scents were tobacco vanilla bourbon & tobacco apple.

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owner of oe, allison adams, gave us a tour of this stunning building & provided us nuggets of historical info. when they were renovating, they found remnants of a stable & discovered it may have been a barn originally. allison & her brother, blake casper, came up with oe’s concept as well as creating a commerce club. as a member of the commerce club, you can utilize the perfectly unique conference rooms & stunning custom desks in the open work area (2,500 sq ft).

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we went down to the conservatory. this is one of my favorite spots during the day. it makes me feel like i am in nyc.

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afterwards, we finished the tour through the dining room & then the store.

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i can spend all day here.

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i am so grateful to live near such a unique & special spot. oxford exchange topped the night off with providing items for us to share with our readers. this was the icing on the cake!

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this giveaway can be won by any u.s. resident! enter below for a chance to win.

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in addition to the yummy food & scenery, oxford exchange is hosting a holiday bazaar!

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hope to see all of you there!

ps: thank you so much to shannon palmer for making the arrangements for the tampa bay bloggers group & gerardo luna for letting me steal his photos ;)

xoxo,

vee

3 Comments to “holiday blogger event @ oxford exchange + GIVEAWAY!”

  1. Nichole C says :Reply

    I love your photos! I picked the same gift for my giveaway {tomorrow}. I loved Oxford Exchange; so lovely!

    1. veepope says :Reply

      Thank you, lady! Wish we could have chatted that night! I’ve read your blog before & would have loved to have met you! xo – Vee

  2. […] Whenever anyone comes in from out of town, this is one of our first stops. I had the privilege of taking a tour of the entire building, and learning about the history was such a treat. The coffee is on point, and the brunch is beyond […]

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