Wednesday, August 26, 2009

blog out loud sf>>

Rebecca and me, raring to get the party started...
This past Sunday, fellow blogger Rebecca Orlov { and Apartment Therapy L.A.} and I took our Blog Out Loud, blogging symposium to San Francisco. The venue,BellJar, was simply, stunning. If you haven't already been there, git on in there.
We had a completely stellar and generous panel {see below photos} filled with such great experiences and ideas to share. The audience, was as much a part of the evening as anything. Great input and questions. It was fun to meet, in person, readers and fellow bloggers~ who added to the night through their great dialogue.
We began the morning by having a get together at the de Young museum cafe {a little shout out to the staff there, who were incredibly helpful and cheerful}
In the fore ground, my two oldest friends, Allyson and Analisa represented the 'non-blogger' contingency and my personal support system. {thank you, you two!!}
Lynn Goldfinger- Abram, telling the group some great little story.
and then on to BellJar....
pre-event shopping takes place among the gorgeous little things.
our audio video guy, Matt, gettin' set.
Nick filled in as bar tender to the 3buck.
wow. we had some serious blog out loud booty for the first 20 guests. All of this talented work came from etsy/bloggers who donated their work: paper pastries, we collective, tiny pine press, ink and wit, erin vale design, ferm living {also a panel member}
thank you Fleurt design for you overly generous floral art.
old friend, SF landscape designer, blogger of garden rooms, Robyn Pope, contributed this beautiful, organic gathering {this was one of two!I know I keep saying this but, the generosity was unbelievable}
and so we begin...
Our talented group of bloggers from Left, Cassandra LaValle of coco+kelley, Christiana Coop of Ferm living/clever spaces, Lynn Goldfinger-Abram of Paris Hotel Boutique, Susannah Murdock of Petunia Faced Girl, Sasha Wingate of BellJar, Anne Sage of The City Sage
The incredibly talented designer, Christiana Coop of Ferm Living and blogger of Clever Spaces.
Petunia faced girl blogger, Susannah Murdock chats it up {the real petunia faced girl made a brief cameo}
doing our best to look like a sorority pledge day photo.'s a wrap.
Thank you each and everyone who participated whether you were panel or audience. And for those of you unable to make it, we missed you and hope you can join us next time....
please check for the video content of this event, coming soon!


sarah @ realestatestyle said...

That looks like so much fun!

Ann Shumbo said...

You looked amazing! It's incrediable how many people attended and OMG I want to move into that store. Why can't we have one in LA? It makes me want to move. It's incredialbe the support your group received by all the bloggers and donations. It was beautiful. Just goes to show how many incrediable, talented, and generous people are out there. I'm waiting for LA because I so desperately need all your help. LOL! It's getting easier. Congrats.

Allison said...

It looks great, so proud of you. I look forward to the next one soon and hopefully I will be settled in my new digs by then with some free time to attend and play. I loved seeing you and Nick, always nice to see good old friends in a new setting. Hope to see you in the near near future!
Much love,
Allison Sutherland

Linda Merrill said...

These look like such fantastic and creative events!! And that store does look amahzing!

Karena said...

How fun!! What a great group.I love your red hair Megan!

Sparkie said...

What a great event! It was wonderful to meet you, however fleetingly. You had a lot going on. It was a really generous and empowering thing to do. And Nick was a very suave bartender. He should have had a tip jar...

Jenny said...

Wow! Looks like it was an amazing event!!

As a side note, do you happen to know who makes the black/colorful wallpaper with the birds? I've been dying to know the source for months now!


Renae said... this (and you look FAB!). What fun and you girls did look like a sorority pledge group!

Yansy said...

That looks like it was so much fun!
If ever decide to do one in South Florida, I'm definitely in.

katiedid said...

I soooo wanted to be there! I had a weekend away planned that could not be canceled. It looks like such a great time. And I am tuning in as soon as it's up! Congrats on such a great event! I know how much effort goes into coordinating something like this. Looks like it went off beautifully.

Taylor Sterling said...


It was a great event. My boyfriend and I both have blogs and it was really helpful to hear advice from all those great bloggers.

It was beautiful (BellJar was dope)and it was so nice of you girls to give gifts to the guests.

I am excited to work hard on my blog. Keep up the good work here. You blog looks fab!
xx Taylor

Down Comforter said...

Looks like an awesome time! Everything was amazing from the flowers to the food!

Richie Designs said...

cute girls!!

erika @ urban grace said...

looks like a blast! thanks for the recap. i'm really dying over that wallpaper in the background... any idea who/what it is!?

Mélanie said...

What a fun meeting !! Blogosphere is great

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