Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Blog Out Loud 6 >>NYC the ReCap

wow, what a whirl wind trip that was. 72 hours and I'm back from Blog Out Loud NYC- so filled with inspiration and blog love. GOD I love the world of social media { I'm like a girl with a crush, all dreamy and happy }
After taking the red eye Saturday night, getting into my friend's apartment and taking a quick nap, I was awoken by TartanScot's text message, 'wake up!'
A quick run of the comb through the hair, wash of the face, reapply of lip-age, it was off to Sunday Brunch at The City Grill on Columbus followed by, Gelato in Central Park {he} a street vendor hot dog with kraut {me} and an attempt to wade through the mayhem that was the Puerto Rican Parade.
Already, 2pm and we realized it was time to run 'home', ready ourselves, and reconnect for the NYC design tweet up, organized by the BKYLN Contessa and held at the Cooper Square Hotel { a beautiful little boutique inn check it out}
The very adorable Jessica Schroeder of What I Wore blog, with Scott and me.
The evening ended early with a meal at the Fatty Crab {some of the best flavors to be had in the city}
............................. Monday ..............................
After running around Monday, grabbing up all of the loose ends {wine, fruit from the Union Square farmer's market } for the impending event, we headed over to the very cool space of Tonefarmer
{ I just kept fantasizing about living in this space. Isn't it so great ? }
........................ 7:00 pm ....................
Goody bags filled, wine poured, seats set up, Rebecca and I were ready for the guests and panelist to arrive.
Bite sized decadent treats were donated by Brooklyn based, Fanny & Jane these are Red Velvet bites dipped in chocolate. { Uh, what? That's just ridiculous. }
The interesting thing is how each of these events have taken on a unique personality. Every event that we've thrown has been so inspirational and filled with new friends and each, in its own sense, just amazing, but it's the panelist and the audience that really create, the true spirit of Blog Out Loud. This group was smart, witty and so saavy.

The panelists: Meredith ebay's The Inside Source Amy abcd Design, Michelle When I Grow Up Coach, Rebecca Loving.Living.Small (moderator & Blog Out Loud co-creator/partner), Me , Alison Teenangster/etsy Storque & Erin Design For Mankind.

It was like musical chairs, 'grab a seat so you're sure to nab a swag bag folks!' we ended up with standing room only attendance -thank you, to those in the way back.
And so, we raise a glass to another successful event. Thank you to all, who attended, sent well wishes, shared your experiences and knowledge. This can only get better and better.
Join us on facebook, twitter etc, let us know where you'd like to see Blog Out Loud happen next and if you'd like to become a partner/sponsor in our upcoming Blog Out Louds, give me a shout.

16 comments:

Linda Merrill said...

Loved hearing about your weekend and wish I could have been there!!!

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

What a totally amazing time it must have been for you and to see your baby come to life. Congratulations! Canada next please.

Shorely Chic said...

looks wonderful - so upset I wasn't able to attend!! Next time :)

shiree segerstrom said...

Thank you Megan for sharing. I have vicarious thrills seeing the pictures and hearing the reports. Shiree'

picketfencediaries said...

I wish I could have been there too! Looks like so much fun! xoxo

Marija said...

Chicago! Just not in the winter months - it can be too miserable! Thanks for the scoop - it looks like a terrific event (as usual!).

mary said...

Sounds amazing and in my second favorite city. Congratulations.

Jessica said...

It was SO nice to meet you this weekend!

I love the interior crowd so much... a big change of pace from fashion bloggers (I mean, I've never had conversations about church/state/kids at a fashion meet up before)

Hope we cross paths again!

beachbungalow8 said...

It was a great time!
Chicago, would be the perfect middle of the country spot. hmmm. Dallas, too!

Jessica, we are so deep, aren't we : )
I hope next time you're out here, we can meet up! Your blog is now on my dailies. I like how accessible it is. Nothing crazy, all just cute, doable outfits.

bink and boo said...

It's so much fun to meet other bloggers. I'd rather meet another blogger than a celebrity. Looks like you had a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing!

ZDub said...

I just love it, this is fabulous.

And please come to Denver.

Claire said...

Looks like a whole lot of fun!

Jennifer Sanderson said...

Soooo jealous that I couldn't be there to meet everyone...next time for sure!
XO J

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

looks like an awesome time! congrats on a great event : )

franki durbin said...

Looks like a blast! Glad to see such good attendance. Hope to catch one of the upcoming events & add my grinning face to the pix! LOL!

*b* said...

This looks like lots of fun!

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