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Photos by Jess Baumung.

Let’s not kid ourselves, joining a book club is as much about the experience as it is discussing books. Without good food and delicious drinks, a person might as well be back in school. I wasn’t going to tolerate any dropouts on my watch, so I knew the first Lit Squad meeting had to be perfect.

Yet hosting was easy. Armed with some beautiful decor from Indigo‘s Fall 2016 collection, I immediately knew I would serve a healthy charcuterie board complimented by a ton of fruits and vegetables. I picked everything up from Loblaws, including these standouts: San Daniele’s prosciutto, Boursin’s cranberry and pepper soft cheese, Boom Chicka Pop Popcorn and seasonal cherries.

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We washed everything down with a pretty decent sangria, if I do say so myself, featuring a base of Apothic Red Wine. So it wasn’t long before we cracked open an Apothic White. At this point, the conversation really began to flow.

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It’s safe to say the first Lit Squad meeting was a success. If you weren’t able to follow along as we live-Tweeted and Snapchatted away, the video will be out soon — stay tuned! Until then, visit The Lit Squad on Indigo’s Reco app for a list inspired by Shoe Dog and so much more.

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