This past Friday marked the first talk of the Cincinnati creative mornings chapter at the 21c hotel. Creative Mornings was founded by Tina of Swiss Miss fame and since launching the concept just a couple years ago there are now chapters all over the world. Nick is on the organizing team here in Cincinnati and is also the photographer of the team- his shots from last weeks talk are HERE so check them out! The idea behind creative mornings is pretty simple (and awesome)- bring the creative community together once a month for breakfast and a short 20-30 minute talk by an industry leader, mover, shaker, creative, or anyone else who can offer a bit of creative inspiration. It really was so nice to take the morning for connecting with other creatives in my city. I think sometimes with the accessibility the internet gives us we often forget about the importance of engaging in real life.
It was such a fun and inspiring morning of networking, coffee drinking, and talk listening. Bill Donabedian was our first speaker and did such a fantastic job. Here in Cinci he's known for founding the biggest and best music festivals - midpoint and bunbury -Pretty rad hearing his take on our community and learning a bit about how he operates his business.
As a fun little side note I was responsible for curating and facilitating the breakfast table. I was able to round up most of The City Flea baked goods vendors for an awesome breakfast spread. It was a delicious and super fun job and I look forward to it all again next month!
What are some things you guys do to stay feeling connected and inspired? PS. Ruthie is officially the youngest creative mornings attendee :)