Back from Lavish and nowhere near caught up!!! I am going to split my Lavish recap into 2 posts...one to just give you a rundown of the event and the second will be a rundown of what I learned (so much!!!).
The Mansion on Peachtree was an absolutely beautiful place to hold the "unconference"...a very sophisticated venue.
The opening night wine reception was hosted by Whataretheserocks.com...still not sure about the rocks but the company, Gilgal, debuted new wines from Isreal at the reception that aren't available in the United States yet. It was all top secret with label-less bottles and rumor was, the wine almost didn't make it through customs. Thank goodness it did! My favorite part of the evening was getting to meet Cristi from Charm Home (FINALLY!). Cristi was my go-to person when I first started thinking about starting a blog. She was sweet enough to take time out of her day to answer all the questions I had. I felt like I had known her all my life and I know we will be friends for a long time!
The next morning, I woke up bright and early to go to the conference. Shameeka, The Broke Socialite, organized this event perfectly. There was a great breakfast for all the bloggers to enjoy during the morning Keynote session with James Andrews (more on him when I post about what I learned). After breakfast, we all broke up to go into the individual sessions.
I have tried to think about how I was going to talk about all the sessions and what I learned, and since I took away so much information from them, I felt it was necessary to put them into a separate post. So, this is a fluff post with the meat and potatoes to follow tomorrow!
It was a very long day at the conference and I was wiped out by the time I got back to my hotel room that afternoon. I had all intentions of checking out the RUE/HGTV party ( I packed 3 outfits to choose from!!) but after an early dinner and two glasses of wine, this blogger was done! I skipped the party and relaxed at the hotel with my mom. I figured it was the last time I would have to truly relax before Christmas and I had better take advantage.
On the drive home Sunday, my mind was buzzing (still is) with ideas and thoughts about blogging. I am so glad I made the trip to Atlanta! I enjoyed meeting tons of new people and I came home with a boatload of information....more to come tomorrow!!!!
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