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Hello my favorite brunch babes – I have missed you!! It has been a crazy few weeks for me… My IRL friends and family (plus anyone who follows me on Facebook or Snapchat) should know (by my use of flag emojis) that I was in France for work as I am most Mays for the Cannes Film Festival. Glamorous – yes, lots of work – yes, plenty of time to blog – not so much…

But here I am freshly back in Los Angeles with one run under my belt and blogging away!


I am apart of an awesome group of ladies called the Geek Girls x Bloggers started by the wonderful Pepi of depepi.com and we had an amazing Geeky Girl Gift Exchange hosted by From Girly to Nerdy.

My parter was Kaitlin from Vivacioushobo.com and what can I say I think we were match perfectly. Kaitlin like me is in the Hogwarts Running Club (although we are different houses). I was literally zipping up my suitcase when the postman rang the bell with package in hand – it was a Slytherin water cup and Golden Snitch necklace. Seeing as how I would be in Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Orlando in less than 24 hours I was stoked!

Harry Potter Student Shot

Obviously that necklace was going right next to my wand in my carryon to wear! I love adding this to my Slytherin wardrobe! Thank you to Danielle and extra special thank you to Kaitlin – keep running – just not as much as Slytherin 😉

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Mischief Managed in Wizarding World

Hey Brunchers! I was so happy to be able to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter on my last day in Orlando. I love love love Harry Potter and knew I had to return for the new addition of Diagon Alley.

First of all Diagon Alley and the Hogwarts Express are truly magic. I just could not stop smiling all day. You enter Diagon Alley just like Harry did, in London through a magical brick wall. You can even see the knight bus outside waiting to curry witches and wizards to their destinations, or climb aboard like I obviously did…

How perfect is my Mischief Managed tank from Jordandene for a trip to Wizarding World?!? #Obsessed

The first thing we did upon entering Diagon Alley – like any good witch or wizard – was head straight to Olivanders, where we promptly purchased wands. My wand was made of ash and was picked off the celtic calendar based on my birthdate. These magic wands can truly make you do magic all around Hogsmead, Diagon Alley, and even Knockturn Alley. The wand comes with a map letting you know where you are *cough* magically inclined…
Look at me… I am so excited to be making it rain!!

Being the good Slytherin that I am, robes were also a necessity. Hey – when in Rome right?
I was a little disappointed in the number of strange looks I got for walking around in a robe… I mean hello I am the Harry Potter generation, not the child who can barley pronounce quidditch I am a grown up who has read these books her ENTIRE childhood and high school years.

We ate fish and chips at the leaky caldron, got some butter beer, and picked up a chocolate frog.
I got to talk to a goblin at Gringotts – who would not grant me access to Bellatrix’s vault… Sad day.

Sadly the new Gringotts ride was down – but we were able to ride the Forbidden Journey inside Hogwarts twice and the Hogwarts Express about 4 times. We were also thoroughly entertained by out ability to do magic!

Needless to say this was beyond magical. I had never smiled so much in my life (outside of WDW)! I cannot wait for our California park to open… and when it does, anyone for a butter beer after work?