|I guess you would call this my default pose.|
The kick-off event was at Langford Market on Friday night, and it was nice to meet some new faces and hangout with my favorite familiar faces. By the way, Langford Market is awesome. It's like Anthropologie with Francesca's prices. If I loved shopping, my wallet would be in serious trouble!
|Got ready at Meg's apartment "High School Prom" style!|
|With Darby and Jamie|
The symposium was hosted at Hotel Zaza on Saturday, and it was seamless from start to finish! There was plenty of time and space to mingle, a breakfast was prepared for us, the agenda was listed in the programs (beautifully designed by Kirsten who also did the event site), and it was just plain FUN.
|Paige Budde Photography -- with Meg & Whitney|
The panels were designed with all bloggers in mind, from DIY to motherhood to fashion to photography to lifestyle.
The panelists included:
Megan Silianoff (aka all-star event planner) from Greetings from Texas
Alicia DiRago from Dismount Creative
Brandi Lisenbe from Mucho Mucho Bueno Bueno
Katy Atlas from The Sugarlaws
Kelly Garcia from Mucho Mucho Bueno Bueno
Kristina Braly from Pretty Shiny Sparkly
Laura Mayes from The Queso & Kirtsy
Lisa O'Neill from Newton O'Neill Communications
They shared their blogging tips, sponsorship advice, and P.R. knowledge. There was plenty of time for Q&A, networking, socializing, and shopping at the sponsors' tables throughout the room. Oh, and drinking champagne. I know, faaancy, right? I was most excited about meeting Kristina and Megan! We ended the day by congregating at the Monarch bar in the hotel for some delicious drinks and good conversation with friends.
|With Michelle (of Oh, How Pinteresting fame), the first Houston blogger I ever "met." I love her! Can't wait to meet Baby Apple!|
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I'd like to thank Meg for being my partner in crime for the event and for photographically documenting the event. I would also like to remind her that she is no longer permitted to sit in the back seat (unless we want another sitting-on-the-ground-in-the-parking-lot-because-I-think-I'm-going-to-throw-up episode... fun times!).
And of course, I'd like to thank Megan for planning a seriously affordable and kick-ass blogger event! I am so happy to have been a guest at your "wedding"! :)
** All of those professional-looking photos?