Let me start off by saying how much I adore Francois. We connected about a year or so ago on Instagram and chatted on/off about random things, including my trip to Tokyo and Hong Kong (which I have yet to blog about!).
Things finally came full circle last Thursday when he invited me to his first Dallas blogger event and we meet in person. He is even more charming in person! #OhFrancois ?
An Evening with Francois is an invitation-only event gathering 20 of Dallas’ top bloggers and influencers. It is a fabulous event hosted and organized by Francois, a Dallas men’s fashion and lifestyle blogger.
The night was filled with socializing, connecting, and of course, lots of pictures. All of the bloggers in attendance were treated to a glass of champagne for a sunset toast in the Reunion Tower’s GeO-Deck – 470 feet above ground with a stunning view of Dallas and the sunset.?
I cannot begin to tell you how much fun I had at the event. From meeting Francois to chatting with the other wonderful Dallas-based bloggers and influencers. Everyone was so incredibly nice, funny, and eager to work together, so stay tuned for a few surprises!
If you want to catch up on all the fun, just search for #AnEveningWithFrancois on Instagram for a scoop on all the fun. You can also follow Francois’ Instagram accounts for the latest on his fashion and travel adventures, as well as, his upcoming blogger events: @Hello_Francois_Dallas & @AnEveningWithFrancois.
To all the bloggers I met, it was such a pleasure to finally meet in-person! I have included everyone’s Instagram handles below:
> @MarielleLvng – Marielle
> @Amelia_Blake – Amelia
> @TheDaiquiriDiaries – Tara
> @VanessaInDallas – Vanessa
> @DashinglyTurnham – John Paul
> @JaleesaCharisse – Jaleesa
> @Foreign_Fresh_Fierce – Cindy
> @Southernchicstyle – Ashley
> @FabFabela – Fabiola
> @Visit_Dallas – Daniel
> @PizzaAndChampagne – Kelsie and Lexi
> @GraceBeraki – Grace
> @TheStyleBarn – Kelley
> @KathyFielder – Kathy
> @TXElizabeth – Elizabeth (me!)
Towards the end of the event, Francois gave everyone gift bags containing products valued at more than $200. Products included were from brand partnerships he first worked with when he began his blog, so they were all very special and symbolic. The gift bags included skin care products, healthy bites, a candle, and more! I cannot wait to try everything. ?
Here is a quick recap of the items inside the gift bags:
> Pen from @Visit_Dallas
> Daytime moisturizer from @HardNightGoodMorning
> Citrus rose mimosa clay mask from @EntyzeBathAndBody
> Scented candle from @AestheticContent
> Hand cream from @NivenMorgan
> Nopal cleansing exfoliator and lip balm from @BeigeDuskGreys
> Granola and Cashew Butter from @JuliesReal
> Gift cards and samples from @PureBeauty_TX
Lastly, a huge “thank you!” to the Reunion Tower for hosting this event. It was such a pleasure to meet Katie and her PR team, who I worked with earlier this year. (p.s. read about my trip to the GeO-Deck and Constellation) And another “thank you” to Jayare from @Blink_300m_Photography who took photos of the event.
To read more about the event head over to Francois’ blog – Hello Francois.
I hope you enjoyed this post! Check out a few of my photos below.
Featured Location: Reunion Tower