Tuesday, February 7, 2012

SoCal Blogger Meet-Up




Over the weekend I went to the SoCal Blogger Meetup in La Jolla hosted by several bloggers. I heard about the event via one of the hosts, Tammy of Lemons, Avocados, and the Bay, and promptly bugged a few bloggin' buds to go with me. Of course, it didn't take any persuasion at all because the whole thing was described as, and turned out to be, a blast!

The Meet-up was hosted at Roppongi's and we were all impressed with the location. Great food and space. If I'm ever in La Jolla again I will have to stop by. It was that good!

Check out the space filled with bloggers and decorations (thanks to Karina Irene Photography for the pics!!)








The turn out was super impressive. 60+ bloggers in attendance from the SoCal region! I will say that it was a bit intimidating with that many people there. It's never easy to approach a group of women you don't know. BUT I did get to meet a few new (to me) bloggers as well as some ladies who I've been following on the blogosphere for awhile.


Me with Kori of Blonde Episodes and Selma of Crazy Little World of Mine


Magan of A Touch of Class and Heather of ...this & that... posing with me


I also carpooled with the sweet Meg of Henning Love but we didn't get a pic together. Here she is winning the grand prize, an beautiful bag!




What I really like about the Meet-Up was the fact that they made sure enough items were donated so that everyone in attendance won a raffle prize, on top of our swag bags. Super cool. I won an amazing San Diego print from ORANGE & PARK. Since I'm in LA, and not SD, I may just have to buy a state print from the company and gift the one I received. I really like their work. They also have stationary. You should check them out for sure!




I couldn't have asked for a better day. Wonderful ladies, warm weather, and my new Michael Kors watch (I went with the tortoise! ;) Although...as we posed for pictures overlooking the ocean before heading to the Meet-up I did get shit on by a seagull. It was all in my hair and on my blazer. That better bring me good luck soon!




38 comments:

Kimberlee Van Der Wall said...

Oh how fun! There needs to be Southern Orange County blogger meetup when I come back to visit in April hehe

Brittany said...

This sounds like so much fun! I would love to meet up with bloggers from me area. I love that Michael Kors watch!

Michelle said...

How fun! I'm jealous! Seems like an awesome day and meet up! I love the views and your watch!!

Lindsey said...

That is awesome! I love that you met all of these wonderful ladies and these pictures are gorgeous!

Josie said...

You look so cute -- I love the red top. And this sounds like such a fun meet-up!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Emily said...

This looks like too much fun, how exciting to meet all of those wonderful bloggers!!

Tammy @ Lemons, Avocados, and the Bay said...

I'm so glad you came and that we got to talk for a bit :)

Hehe sorry about the seagull. Did I mention that I'm not a fan of birds? They freak me out haha

CALLIE said...

So fun!! What an awesome event they put together.

Christina said...

That looks like so much fun! What a beautiful day and scenery!!! That print is really cute. I wonder if they make one for WA? Sorry about the seagull. Yuck!

Mish Lovin' Life said...

It was great to finally meet you in person!! :) Hopefully we can see each other again soon at another meetup!

The City Boy said...

this venue does look really cool! FUn

KDC Events said...

That looks SO FUN!!! I have been MIA, sorry =) Life has dealt me a crazy hand since November and I am still finding my way through it! Say HI to Meg and Kori! You all looked super cute!

Michelle said...

That looks like so much fun! And how cute is Meg!

ps- looooooooove the watch. drooling.

Jessica Renee said...

Wow it looks like it was an amazing event! So glad you got to go and meet some new people. You look great toO!!

Christianna said...

Hahahahahaha, you got shit on by a bird. Kate Nash would be proud!

Looks like you all had a total blast! Next time I'll have to come along!

Claire Kiefer said...

So fun. I love seeing pics of you with other SoCal bloggers! Why don't we have that kind of thing up here??

Cracked up at your seagull story when I saw it on fb (twitter? can't remember). What bad timing, ha!

Beeeeeautiful pics, though. Glad you had so much fun (and you looked super cute!).

Kari at A Grace Full Life said...

Looks like so much fun!!! I wish we had a midwest blog meet. Maybe I just need to move to the West Coast....;)

tara said...

What an awesome turnout! I love meeting other bloggers!

Courtney B said...

SO jealous! This looks like so much fun! I'm so ready to have a blogger meet up party! La Jolla would be the PERFECT place for it ;)

Brianna said...

That print is soo cool! I'll have to check out the company (:
And I love that you got the tortoise one!!! It's perfect!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Poor you girl. At least Meg got all the luck winning the bag!! :) LOL

So glad we got to meet, finally!!!
Hope we repeat this soon... :D

xoxo

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

Awesome! I wish i'd been there!

Fashion Court said...

come have a blogger meet up here! <3 haha i'll cook!

Kori Donahue said...

It was so much fun!!!! Can't wait for the next one. Kori xoxo

carrie {steinbeck says} said...

Looks like you all had a great event! The location does look amazing. May have to keep on my list in case we have any work events out there.

The Fancy Lady said...

that looks like so much fun i never see fun blogger meetups over here i need to move lol

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

love it - very cool!!! - i wanna do a blogger meet up!~

Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

Looks like so much fun! I love the gift bags.

LeeLee said...

Looks like an amazing event.

Kate said...

Wish I could have gone!

I hope you have very good luck soon. A bird once pooped in my dad's ear when he was bending over to pick up the newspaper. Disgusting!

Kirsten- The Foreign Domestic said...

That looks like a ton of fun!!

Nicole - Craft My Soul said...

I hope to someday attend a socal blog meet up. I'm a born and raised so cal gal (san gabriel valley) It would be fun to meet local bloggers. Great blog. Following

-Nicole
www.craftmysoul.blogspot.com

Katie said...

so fun that you got to go! I've seen a few bloggers post about it - looks like it was really nice!

Nicole Rene said...

awww looks like a blast! i seriously want there to be one of these in Savannah!

Leesh said...

Blogger meetups are fun but this one that you went to is pretty big. I have only been to arranged ones with 5-6 people.

I hope you had a blast!

p.s. love the watch

Marz said...

There's nothing better than finally getting to meet bloggers you follow and have formed relationships with in person :) I'm beyond excited about my upcoming Cali trip to stay with Claire in May! We'll be heading to SoCal for a couple of days to check out some Angels baseball! We'll have to meet up while we're there. Would LOVE to meet up with you and get some dinner and drinks :) I'll keep you posted on the dates :) I love all the pics from your meet up. You look gorgeous!!!

Melina-Lajolie said...

hey lovely!
great post :)
would you maybe like to follow each other?
xx

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I am SO jealous of the meet up! I wish I could have been there for it.