How’s Monday treating you all? Mine was super hectic as I had to clean my entire house since I was away from Bangalore for almost a month and it was a living hell in my house here. Anyway, today I will be telling you all about my first ever meetup as a blogger with some really awesome people from this app based company called ELANIC. If you are a regular on my blog, a few months ago I had talked about this amazing app and how you can make good amount of money with your used clothes, shoes and accessories by selling on ELANIC. And if you haven’t read that post CLICK HERE.
So a few days ago, I received an email from the team of ELANIC inviting me for a meetup with some of their app users on 1st of November. To be honest, I was jumping around in joy because I have never been invited to any such events and being a blogger, I knew there would be many other bloggers from Bangalore who would be coming there as well. So the day of the meetup, which was supposed to happen at a very chilled out and popular place in Kormangala, Bangalore called the “BISTRO CLAYTOPIA” from 12 PM to 3 PM. Since I had just returned back from Chennai, I had to rush over to the venue with literally 30-40 minutes to get ready and put on makeup and leave from my place. Trust me guys, that’s like a big achievement for me as people who know will tell you what a mess I can be when it comes to getting ready to even go for a casual day outing , forget a major event or a party.
So somehow I managed to reach BISTRO CLAYTOPIA around 40 minutes late and I was kind of conscious to enter thinking that the others would have already reached. To my surprise I was the first one to arrive and guys, that’s called being an “INDIAN” right. We are never on time anywhere and likes to be super cool about it. HEHEE (YES!! WE ARE THE STARS OF EVERY PARTY 😉 )
It was such a lovely and laid back kind of a place and I met the members of the ELANIC team and they were some of the most amazing and affectionate people I’ve met so far. I got a chance to meet the founders of this amazing venture along with the other cool people of their around 8 member family naming Palkush Chawla, Aditi Rohan, Shruthi George, Shaaz and a few others( If you are reading this, sorry guys I totally forgot your names). Anyway, back to the topic, I had a wonderful conversation with all of them about what they are doing and how they moved from a house to a complete setup office in just a matter of months. It was so inspiring to know the story of ELANIC grow in such a short span. Slowly the others who were invited also arrived and meeting each one of them was such a delight. We got to share so much of our stories and experiences with each other. I even met few other bloggers like Sonia from sheervanitysonia.com and Debalina who is a food blogger. I also got to meet a few other ladies from doctors to engineers and many more.
We were served with some refreshing lemonade and iced tea and some yummy starters and had to introduce officially to everyone including the ELANIC crew. Sadly, between all this happening, the rain god decided to spoil our fun and we had to rush indoors but we managed to continue our fun event, chit chatting away to glory 😀
One of the co-founders, Palkush wanted to know our feedback about the app and how it can be improved further. We all gave in our opinions and how all of us loved their quick service and the amazing quality check they do before sending out any pre-owned stuff at our doorstep. We were even given a blank ceramic STAR, which is the ELANIC’s logo , to paint however we want and was promised to send it out to us later as fridge magnets as a token of remembrance. I could feel the kid awakening in me as I was literally walking around to everyone’s table to pick up all sorts of colors to make my star look the most colorful.
We got to eat some really tasty lunch from the BISTRO CLAYTOPIA’s menu and I decided to have masala chicken roll which turned out to be so yum. In the end, we all took some really cool photos with the entire ELANIC COMMUNITY and got to write a short message each for the elanic team. We were sent off with a cute paper goodie bag which had a really pretty indoor bamboo plant and a tiny message bottle with a message in it.
It was a Sunday to be remembered and was absolutely worth all the fun we had. The people I met from both Elanic and the users were so fabulously sweet and I got to learn so much from each one of them. I also had the opportunity to spread more info about my blog and they were really sweet to check out my blog and give me some suggestions to improve the blog. This was my first ever event being a blogger and I will be remembering it for a lot of reasons.
Hope you all liked to read my experience and I would love to know your thoughts about this post.And if you haven’t checked out this app, DOWNLOAD it now as they are coming soon to DELHI and MUMBAI this year See you in my net post…
Stay awesome 🙂