What happens when you gather a group of photographers, bakers, bloggers, artists, and all around creatives together in the cutest floral shop in San Francisco? You get mouth watering macaroons, endless giggles, new friends, colorful blooms and a pinterest worthy champagne bar sure to please! The lovely Annie of MontgomeryFest organized the evening Galentine's Day Soirée at Ampersand to mix, mingle and and celebrate Valentine's Day...ladies style. As soon as I walked through the bright blue barn doors, the scent of sweet flowers and twinkle lights embraced me as I was instantly greeted by new smiling faces. The party was so much fun that I only had the opportunity to snap a few photographs, but I'm sure you can imagine just how charming the atmosphere inside was.
I got the chance to meet many new friends, including Nancy of Spiffy Kerms who captured the photograph above.
Ampersand first opened it's big blue doors this past fall and has definitely gotten it's fair share of exposure in the blogging world! The quaint atmosphere has a vintage feel with a modern twist. With chairs and couches, the space is designed to sit, chat and dream up your own gorgeous bouquet of unique florals. I can only imagine how stunning, airy and bright Ampersand must be during the day! I suppose I need to make my way to the mission soon to check it out mid-afternoon and meet the owners, Benjamin and Emerson.
The biggest (and most instagrammed) feature at the soirée was definitely the do it yourself champagne bar. Along with chilled bottles of champagne, delicious rose tea simple syrup, sweet chambord liqueur, pomegranate juice, orange juice and festive sparkler stir sticks accompanied the bar. With fresh berries and delicious pomegranate seeds, we were definitely sippin' in style the entire evening!
I am loving this group shot of everyone captured by Lanny Nguyen. This Galentine's Soirée was one for the books!
Do you have any Valentine's Day celebrations with your girlfriends planned this year? Have you had the chance to peek inside Ampersand yet? I'd love to hear what Valentine's day traditions and plans you may have for this year! As always, feel free to chat with me on Twitter, follow along with my adventures in San Francisco and beyond on Instagram and Facebook!