It’s been a week since BlogHer happened, and I’m still gathering my thoughts. Translation: Working a lot equals no time for blogging. Be forewarned – these next two posts are photo-heavy!
Let’s start with Thursday. I left home in the afternoon and drove down to San Diego. One of the main reasons (ok the main reason) why I chose to attend BlogHer this year was because it was accessible by car. I called my hotel roomie for the weekend,Â AJ of Confessions of a Fat Girl, as I got closer, and lo and behold, she got into a car accident. Some truck rammed right into her stopped car. Not a good sign…
By the time I got to downtown San Diego, the Marriott Marquis was hoppin’. AJ and I dropped off our stuff in our room, changed, and hit the expo floor. I was able to meet up with Laura who was there for a client.
The first two booths that we ran into were the Tropicana booth and the Gatorade booth. Closer to the end of the conference, I found out they were giving free manicures here! Gah! See, this is what happens when you’re not a mommy blogger.
As we walked around the expo floor, I ran into some fun stuff:
We dropped off our registration swag and checked out the People’s Party. There was a long line to meet The Bloggess, so I passed. We grabbed a drink at one of the many bar stations. The one below is from the “Raising Hope” bar.
The next day, I got up super early to run a 5K. Yes, I did. It was awesome! Race Report coming up next.
AJ and I hit the Newbie Breakfast, which I think I must have missed something. There was a talk and I’ve already forgotten the point. No matter, I headed to the Cause Marketing panel sponsored by Jimmy Dean. Â This was a fantastic panel for people who wanted brands to jump on their causes. (Unfortunately, it was not for me.)
I then headed to the CVS Beauty Club‘s Beauty Lunch. I had been searching through the conference emails and saw that it wasn’t too late for me to RSVP! Thank you, CVS Beauty Club! I waited in a long line to get my make-up (re-)done and hair styled. I learned a little bit about Salma Hayek’s new beauty line, Nuance.
So I got my face re-done, and I stepped on over to the hair area… I kept staring at this woman who was styling hair. She looked familiar and I couldn’t place her… UNTIL SHE OFFERED HER HAND AND SAID, “HI I’M KEIKO.” O.M.G. Talk about fashion bloggerati. I ended up freaking out and telling her I read her blog and that I couldn’t remember her URL. Jesus Christ – can I be a bigger idiot? Hello. It’s keikolynn.com. Duh. So while the other gals in the room didn’t recognize her, I asked for a picture. (…because I am that big of a geek. You’re welcome!)
After my makeover, I headed back to the expo floor to check out the activity. I headed to the Samsung Recharge Lounge and sat next to a gal. I had to get finagle my way around her to charge my phone, so I introduced myself. She introduced herself as Monique, and HOLY COW, another fashion bloggerati!! Monique is the woman behind Curves and Chaos! … and you know I’m all about photographing the evidence:
I found Curves and Chaos when I was doing a search on “plus”-size fashion bloggers. While I’m not exactly ‘plus-size’, I am not a size 2 either. And who cares? I like reading good writers.
Then I walked toward the SoftCup booth. Â I ran into… another of the eco bloggerati, none other than Green LA Girl (Siel)! Does she look apprehensive here? Yes, that’s probably because I squee’d like a fangirl.
More on the next post. This is way photo-heavy, and I’m pretty sure y’all are sick of seeing my geekface. (Too bad, the next BlogHer post is photo-heavy too!)
Seeing your pictures brings back the memories. I didn’t realize until I got home that I hardly took any pictures. It was great to see yours.
Awesome part 1 recap! Looking forward to the remaining parts.
LOL “photographing the evidence”… photos make the post, IMHO 🙂
The Green Girl says
Girl, that looked like so much fun! I always love reading your posts – you energy and enthusiasm always shines through.
You look so glammed up after your make over – love it!
Thanks, GG! I thought I was a bit over-bronzed, but for a day, it looked great!
Angela Chee says
Nice meeting you the first day of Blogher. I didn’t know your roomie got into an accident. Oh no! Looks like you guys had a good time though. Look forward to seeing more things you run into!
Hi Angela! Great to have met you too! Looking forward to connecting and perhaps working on an Asian bloggers birds of a feather room in the future!