Step Out of Your Comfort Zone #Instafact

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Yesterday I attended #instafact, an awesome Instagram meet-up event at Artifact Coffee located in the beautiful neighborhood of Hampden.


This is one of my favorite events so far that I’ve ever attended in Baltimore, not because all of my girlfriends were there, or that a great band preformed, but for the simple fact I was alone. I first learned about the #instafact meet-up via instagram and I wanted to check it out. I couldn’t get my boyfriend or a gal pal to come along because it was such short notice. So, I decided to not go and wait for the next networking opportunity to come along, but then I thought about it….Hello Alysha?!?!? What exactly do you think a “meet-up” is all about? So I grabbed my purse, ran out the door, and headed to Artifact Coffee.  It was the first #instafact event that took place in June. I am so HAPPY I went. I met some of the kindest people from all round the city. The people I have met during both events are the real charms of Baltimore.


If you take advantage of this event, go there with the intention of meeting new people who live, work, and play in Baltimore, it will force you to step out of your comfort zone and TALK to total strangers.  I liked not having  a friend there with me to make the situation more comfortable, I had no other choice but to start talking to random folks LOL 🙂 (SN: My friends are definitely welcome to come enjoy with me,  but we can’t stick with each other during the entire event, defeats the purpose in my opinion).



                  *Doughnut from a chef @WoodBerryKitchen*

During the June and August events,the food was amazing, creative chefs, perfect presentation, and delightful ambiance. Remember, if you don’t know how to start-up a random conversation with someone you can always talk about the flavorful food!





          *Top Left Pheasant Taco’s from @WoodberryKitchen 

       *Top Right Some type of yummy fish from @Ryleighsoyster

  *Bottom Left Pork Shoulder bun type sandwich from @Doobyscoffee



                                                    *Picture from the first #instafact event (June)


*Artifact Coffee Shop – 1500 Union Ave 





Until Next time!




The Author

Awesome! Alysha January is the Marketing Manager from the Historic Charles Street Association and co-owner of Busheler's of Baltimore. She is an activist who is very passionate about creating equality, inclusion, and diversity throughout the community. She created a blog and instagram account called Discover Charm City to highlight Baltimore’s small businesses, local food scene, and her personal life-style. Alysha wants to show others how to live, work, and play in Baltimore and beyond. Alysha also host women empowerment events she calls, Gap Pal Events. She invites women to come connect with other women from the community in a safe open environment.

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