I love themed parties. As a girl, my parents threw an annual Hat Party, where, as you guessed, invitees were required to wear a hat to get into the event. Guests were creative, and I remember one year a friend of theirs came wearing nothing but a hat. There were prizes for the best cap in show, and the whole night seemed so lively and full of fun. Unlike a more traditional gathering, no one seemed to drift into a confined group or feel awkward around new people. Everyone had the shared experience of wearing a goofy hat, and that created an instant sense of community and participation.
Bryanne is the proud mother of two sarcastic, musically inclined teenage sons, the wife of an active duty United States Marine, and a college graduate with an English degree focused on creative writing. She is a new transplant to Orange County, California, and she loves it - even if she hasn’t met any of the OC Housewives, yet. Bryanne likes to spend her rare bouts of free time seeking out and tasting new and unusual cuisines from various ethnic communities, and writing about those experiences on her blog Bryanne Bites the World. She also enjoys Yelping, freelance writing and occasionally competing in national cooking contests. Bryanne rarely wins a cooking competition, but she values the consistency rejection has brought to her life. Her dream is to publish articles in both the New York Times and Saveur Magazine, to master Ethiopian and Vietnamese cuisine, and to one day eat dinner with her food-writer hero, Anthony Bourdain. She recently joined the website Fit Day as a contributing author, and is working on her first book, a nonfiction murder mystery that unfortunately, doesn’t have any good recipes.