I am still smiling from my great trip to NYC with my Dad. While the trip started with an e-mail from Camila saying, "you can't miss your boyfriend (Nate)", it turned into so much more than that. The best part really was getting to meet so many fellow bloggers. It is crazy how you meet everyone for the first time but it really is like you are old friends.
Unfortunately my camera was on the outs so my pictures are blurry or just didn't come out so some of these are borrowed from others (thank you). Everything started Monday night at the Rue Launch Party. The ladies of Rue are so sweet and I was inspired by what they have accomplished.
Above: Jade Flip Flops & Pearls, Camila High Heeled Foot In The Door, Emily Emily A. Clark
Jade and Camila
Lovely bloggers with Eddie Ross
Emily and Cristin Simplified Bee
I should say my week actually began with this sweet blogger Rhoda (Southern Hospitality). I was boarding my plane in Birmingham when I heard my name and there she was. We were able to sit next to each other and I was having such a good time talking to her it might have been the quickest flight of my life!
The next day it was off to breakfast with bloggers (I don't have any pictures) and then to Nate.
This was taken while we were waiting- Stephanie Sabbe Spot, Lindsey Everything LEB, Emily Perfectly Put Together, Carlee Deliciously Organized, Jenny Little Green Notebook, Camila. I now consider myself an honorary Boston resident now, I LOVED my Boston bloggers.
Janell Isabella & Max, Jade, Beth Hello Lover
The next day I went to What's New What's Next at the NYDC which was so much fun. While I was there I met some amazing designers (more on that tomorrow). Camila was blogging from a showroom there, I am so proud of everything she has accomplished. While there I was able to visit with the wonderful ladies of Nesting Newbies- Lea (pictured above) and Natalie. I actually met them the day before at breakfast and I can't tell you how wonderful they were. They gave me some great advice and I really appreciate the time they spent with me. I will have another post about the rest of the day tomorrow but the trip ended in Little Italy with Camila and my Dad enjoying some great food. I have to thank my Dad for being such a great traveling companion, experiencing all of this with him was very cool.
Meeting everyone last week was an experience I won't soon forget. It was great to get to know so many talented and sweet people. I owe it all to Camila who got my behind up to NYC! She was the first friend I made blogging and we have been in touch on a weekly basis for the last 2 years. I can honestly say she is now a very close friend and I so, so thankful we got to spend so much time together. Thank you Camila for everything!!!!
**Update: I have been asked what I thought about the whole Nate experience. I do think there are some valid points that other bloggers have made but all in all it was interesting to see. I do wish the show had been more blogger oriented knowing everything that went in to the trip before hand, but I am still thankful I was able to be a part of it. Also, the Q&A after the show with Nate was great, I wish the whole show had been that!