May 20, 2011

Blogfest Recap - This Is Looong

I should begin my Blogfest recap by telling you that I told Newell Turner (aka Editor in Chief of House Beautiful) that he rocks my face off.  It brought a good laugh from him, and my crush grew even stronger.


He's seriously awesome, and so were the rest of the Editors that came in to chat.

{I snagged this photo from Bryn's awesome recap post.  PS LOVE her.}

And there were plenty of opportunities for socializing with blog friends...

{My roomie Amanda from Recycled Consign & Design, Me, Bryn Alexandra, and Amanda from Casa Brasi}

A couple of shots from the Joss & Main and Design TV party.
 {Me, Christine from Bijou and Boheme, and Amanda}

{Chanee from Melongings, Amanda, Amanda, Me, Janell from House of Fifty and Isabella & Max, and Bryn}

I can't believe the lack of photos I took with everyone, but I also got to see Traci Zeller, Sue from The Zhush, Jen of Made By Girl, Erin of Elements of Style, Amy of Plain and Fancy Living, Amy of Eye See Pretty, Meredith Heron, Beth from Hello Splendor and soooo many others.

Beth Greene really did an amazing job putting together the whole event.  She's quite a looker too!  The lineup they brought to us was fantastic.  We were able to tour the Elle Decor Modern Life Concept House.

{Another photo snagged from Bryn, she brough her big camera and got lots of good ones.}

Had a beautiful lunch in the Hearst building.  There were peonies everywhere.  Good move.  Bloggers love peonies.


We had tea with Barbara Barry in the Kravet Showroom.



And check out Amanda's cute twisted buns updo.

We also got to meet amazing designers like Thomas O'Brien, Suzanne Kasler, Eric Cohler, David Easton...  and they signed our Inspired Styles book that we were all given.


{Photo snagged from Janell of her and Thomas O'Brien}

The AMAZING Margaret Russell, formally of Elle Decor and the new Editor in Chief at Architectural Digest.  I was in awe of her.  We all were.  This picture is awful, but it's all I have.


Margaret was also gracious enough to pose for group pictures. I sadly had to abandon ship for this one though b/c bloggers can be aggresive and I didn't want to be trampled!

We also toured Kravet's Design Studio.  This was pretty cool to get the scoop on their fabrics.



And Blogfest ended with a "Sweet Ending" party with surprise guest Thom Filicia.

Oh, and for those of you who like this stuff, I stayed at the Ace Hotel and it was fantastic.  Would I stay there with my husband?  Probably not.  But it was the perfect venue for this trip.


There you have it.  Blogfest was an opportunity that I'm so thankful I was offered.  Thank you so much to everyone involved for creating such an lovely experience!

36 comments:

Things That Sparkle said...

This was such a perfect recap! What an incredible opportunity to meet and listen to all of these people speak. So glad you had fun!

H.G. The Countess said...

I love reading all these recaps, looks like an amazing time. Hope to go next year!

Chic Coastal Living said...

I love all of the recaps, too! I hope I get a chance to go next year and meet you!

Chic Coastal Living said...

And don't I'll take tons of pictures for you!

Rachael @ Roco Rennie said...

How amazing did your trip sound!! Love the recap. Totally jealous now; Living in Ireland just a small stretch too far to make it over. All well maybe next year.

P.S Thanks for comment on blog x

Meghan @ My Wishful Thinking said...

You trip sounded awesome! Love the comment on bloggers loving peonies - very true! Also, did anyone else spy that gorgeous fabric (screen?) in the photo behind Janell and Thomas O'Brien?

Allison said...

So fun, thx for sharing!

17 Perth said...

Tea with Barbara Barry in the Kravet Showroom, tour of the Elle Decor Modern Life House, hanging out with blog friends, and listening to the editors of Town and Country, House Beautiful, Veranda, and Kravet...um..yeah...sounds like a great week! And, I love that you told the editor of House Beautiful that he rocks your face off. Hilarious and awesome. Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Newell Turner's not a little guy but I think I can take him. Watch yourself Newell!

- the husband

Carly said...

Looks like an awesome time! Thanks for sharing! :)

Lovin That! said...

Looks like such a fantastic trip!!

Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File said...

Amazing. Great recap! Looks like you had a fabulous time! Love the necklace and the little red belt.

Megan (MIMI+MEG) said...

Wish I could have been there!

Morgan said...

hahaha... love your aggressive blogger comment!
Great pics and glad you had a fab time!

Lily said...

Looks like such a great trip. Really cool to meet all those amazing people. And I LOVE the Kravet fabrics.

xxLily
goldandgray.com

lizziefitz said...

Looks like an amazing time! Thanks for sharing:)

Gray Benko said...

Wow, you did SO MUCH in such a short amount of time! What an amazing experience!!

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

What a star-studded event!!! I'm pretty sure I would've said something idiotic to those amazing people and there would've been silence instead of laughter...um, akward...(c: I think I would've babbled like a moron to Erin from Elements of Style...(c: Looks like a super duper awesome trip, hey, someone had to go and show us all the highlights, right? (c: Happy Weekend!

imagine.create.play said...

Enjoyed reading every word. Looks like you had such a fabulous time!

The Now said...

I love this recap - and I literally laughed out loud at, "good move- bloggers love peonies" - so true! xo

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

HA- good call on the peonies! I am sooo happy I got to meet you in person and already can't wait for next year!! xo

Michaela said...

So fun! So bummed I didn't go! There's always next year (:

Such fun pictures. Barbara Barry is amazing. We've learned about her line in school. And yes, we do all love peonies. It's a fact (:

Simple Dwellings said...

Looks like an amazing time! I will definitely have to get there next year! How fun! :)

travelkate said...

Love the recap! Sounds like a fabulous time!

Sarah said...

What an fantastically fun trip and opportunity.
It looks like you all had a blast!

Natalie said...

Thanks for sharing! First you look gorgeous (as always) and I am so jelly about all the fabulous people you got to meet especially Newell and Margaret Russell!! Looks like a wonderful time!

design elements said...

wonderful to read about thta and to see the photos! happy weekend

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

Great recap, Chassity! So glad you had the best time. xo

Simply LKJ said...

Enjoyed the recap! What an amazing trip.

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

Looks like you had an awesome time! Love those fabrics from Kravet, have a great weekend!

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

Glad you had such a great time!! Hopefully I can make it to one one of these days! ;)

Michelle @ Ten June said...

Wow, looks like an INCREDIBLE time!! So glad you went and rocked it! : )

The Zhush said...

Sad not to make day 2 and 3, but SO glad to have met you in person...hopefully we'll meet again!xx

Calder Clark said...

Wow, i'm totes green with envy over everyone you met! Tres fab. Thanks for sharing! See you tonight!

Brittany {Gallery No. Eight} said...

It looks amazing!! So fabulous!! Will definitely have to try and make it out next year!

inspirationCOOPERATIVE said...

Ah, New York. Thanks for the wonderful recap. The whole experience seems utterly magical.
xo, Theresa