Blogging has taken me to new heights.
Guess who was rubbing shoulders with the A-listers at last night’s VitaminWater Hearts Russell James party?
Amongst the crowd was Russell James himself (launching his photography book), Erin McNaught, Leona Edmiston, Michelle Bridges, Sophie Faulkner, Laura Csortan and plenty more hotties.
But my highlight was indeed exchanging a quick conversation with Kristin Davis, also known as Charlotte from Sex And The City. It all happened rather quickly. Mid-eating, I spotted a chalkboard at the back of the room. Naturally, i felt inclined to graffiti and just had to plug this blog out there to the cool crowd. One thing led to another, and soon enough, there was a group of bloggers (Imedla, Sassybella, ChocolateSuze, One Bite More, Grab Your Fork and myself) loittering at the back. We must’ve been too busy with nerd-talk because it took a while for us to notice Kristin sitting right behind us, just centimetres away! So yes, I had my photo taken with her -keep on scrolling to see the not-so-stunning pic of me 🙂
Food-wise, they fed us well. Bay Leaf catering offered a hearty winter array of stews, lamb cutlets, Peking duck pancakes and more.
This SATC fan will be racing through every episode soon.

VitaminWater Hearts Russell James party, Sydney - outside Customs House at Circular Quay
Vitamin Water inflatable cube outside Customs House in Sydney’s Circular Quay

VitaminWater Hearts Russell James party, Sydney - Jennifer Lam and Christina Lam on the red carpet
Me and my sister, Christina, on the red carpet

VitaminWater Hearts Russell James party, Sydney - Michelle Bridges, trainer from The Biggest Loser on the red carpet
Michelle Bridges (trainer from The Biggest Loser) on the red carpet

VitaminWater Hearts Russell James party, Sydney - martini menu
Martini menu

VitaminWater Hearts Russell James party, Sydney - peking duck pancakes
Peking duck pancakes

VitaminWater Hearts Russell James party, Sydney - cocktails
Cocktails

VitaminWater Hearts Russell James party, Sydney - bloggers unite; imelda and sassybella with onebitemore, chocolatesuze and jenius
Bloggers: [Left to Right] Jenius (me), Sassybella, Imelda, ChocolateSuze and One Bite More

VitaminWater Hearts Russell James party, Sydney - tower of Vitamin Water and martini glasses
Tower of Vitamin Water

VitaminWater Hearts Russell James party, Sydney - graffiti on the chalkboard, plugging our site URLs
Plugging our sites on the chalkboard

VitaminWater Hearts Russell James party, Sydney - lamb cutlets
Lamb cutlets

VitaminWater Hearts Russell James party, Sydney - risotto balls
Risotto balls

VitaminWater Hearts Russell James party, Sydney - food bloggers, Helen of Grab Your Fork, Jen of Jenius, Suze of ChocolateSuze, Shez of One Bite More, Christina (Jenius's sister) and Donna (GrabYourFork's sister)
Food bloggers in attendance: [Left to Right] Grab Your Fork, Jenius, ChocolateSuze, One Bite More, Jenius’s guest and Grab Your Fork’s guest

VitaminWater Hearts Russell James party, Sydney - Jennifer Lam in Alannah Hill's So Kissable Frock with hood in pink
Me in my Alannah Hill “So Kissable Frock” in pink

VitaminWater Hearts Russell James party, Sydney - diced scallop
Scallops

VitaminWater Hearts Russell James party, Sydney - Jennifer Lam eating scallop off shell
Me eating the scallop off shell

VitaminWater Hearts Russell James party, Sydney - lovely waitstaff from Bay Leaf catering
Waitstaff from Bay Leaf Catering carrying basket of hearty goods

VitaminWater Hearts Russell James party, Sydney - beef stew with mashed potato
Beef stew with mashed potato

VitaminWater Hearts Russell James party, Sydney - Kristin Davis and Christina Lam
Chrstina (my sister) with Kristin Davis

VitaminWater Hearts Russell James party, Sydney - Jennifer Lam and Kristin Davis
My not-so stunning portrait with Kristin Davis

VitaminWater Hearts Russell James party, Sydney - crowd
The crowd

VitaminWater Hearts Russell James party, Sydney - chocolate shots
Chocolate shots

VitaminWater Hearts Russell James party, Sydney - fashionable goodie bag
A fashionable goodie bag

VitaminWater Hearts Russell James party, Sydney - the awesome goodie bag with reversible side zips
With reversible zips!

VitaminWater Hearts Russell James party, Sydney - bottles inside the goodie bag
Bottles of VitaminWater inside the goodie bag

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Jennifer is the founding blogger of I Ate My Way Through (originally, Jenius.com.au). Growing up in the multicultural melting pot of Sydney’s Inner West as a second generation Australian (of Vietnamese refugee parents of Teochew Chinese ancestry), Jen has always had a deep curiosity about global cuisines, culinary heritage and the cultural assimilation of immigrants. For Jen and her family, food is always at the centre of all celebrations, life events and milestones. A lover of the finer things in life, as well as cheap eats, her blogging ethos is all about empowering and inspiring people to expand their culinary repertoire. When not running her two companies (she is also the Managing Director of The Bamboo Garden online marketing agency), Jen can be found exploring old-world charms at vintage markets and delving into local eats around the world. She has a weakness for fried chicken.