Wednesday, August 11, 2010

BlogHer Weekend Recap

I was so lucky to have had the opportunity to travel to New York this past weekend to attend the annual BlogHer Conference.  All I can say is... what an adventure!

The fun started early last Wednesday morning when my real-life friend Lulu of The Dirty Martini Diaries and I caught the first flight from Phoenix to New York.  We got in a cab and headed to the city to drop our bags at the hotel and head out for Indian food (our favorite!).  Erin of Blue-Eyed Bride and Mojito Maven of Make Mine a Mojito had already checked into the room and were headed to dinner and Billy Elliott.   Except.... (and this is the amazingness of those crazy serendipitous moments)...when our cab pulled in front of the hotel to let us out, who was in line next to get in our cab?  Erin and MM!  What are the odds?  And despite (me) never having met them in person, we recognized each other and gave hugs before they jumped into the now empty cab and hurried to their dinner.  

Lulu and I had an awesome dinner at Tamba and then made our way to Central Park South to Whiskey Park for a drink and to meet up with the girls.   

The rest of the weekend consisted of awesome dinners at these fine establishments, meeting great bloggers in person {here's looking at you, Millitini, PaisleyPearls, Slynnro, Kristabella, Regan, and Amy from ABCD Design to name a few}, picking up swag at the Expo, attending a few parties, laughter and fun!

One of my favorite memories will always be sitting in Robert at the Museum of Arts and Design in Columbus Circle, enjoying the city lights, drinks, cheese and new friendships.  Well, that memory and maybe also this one...

Because what doesn't bond you faster than wearing McDonald's bags on your heads at the CheeseburgHer party?

Thanks for an amazing trip, girls.  I love you all so much and am so excited for our next adventures!



Mojito Maven said...

I love you and had so much fun!!

Can't wait for Scottsdale!

Mrs. Priss said...

AHHH, how fun! I have the major jealousies right now over 1) the opportunity and 2) your cuteness. What the heck woman? Give me your hair.

designHER Momma said...

awe shucks, we didn't meet. There's always next year? Right?


Stephanie said...

So exciting! And you look absolutely amazing in that b&w photo! Wow!

Cajun Cowgirl said...

I so want to get involved with this Blogher community! You girls are inspiring!

Kristabella said...

It was so great to meet you! I'm definitely letting you know the next time I'm coming to AZ!

Cindy said...

LOVE New York!! Looks like y'all had a ball!