I just got back from Park City, Utah for some badly needed R&R after returning home from New York City where I attended BlogHer 2010. Do you know what a BlogHer is? A BlogHer is a person like me, who blogs for a living and happens to be a woman; a mother, sister, wife, girlfriend.
Once a year there’s a conference called BlogHer for female bloggers, the biggest of its kind, which takes place in a different city in the U.S. There were 2400 of us this year, all converging in the Hilton Hotel in New York City for 3 days of networking, friendship renewing, conferencing, and partying.
Can you imagine the thought of 2400 media mavens in one hotel? It boggles the mind. Justin Hackworth, my dear friend, an official BlogHer photographer for the weekend, took some amazing photos of the whole event. It might give you a feel for what it’s like to have that much estrogen and social media power in one hotel.
I love it.
Anyway part of the deal with BlogHer, and all the parties surrounding it, is brands getting their names and products in the hands of influential women. We’re strong, we’re powerful, we’re influential, and if brands can get a mention by one of us, it’s really good for them.
SocialLuxe Lounge was created to recognize and pamper women in social media, bloggers, on the eve of the biggest blogging conference of the year, BlogHer. And at SocialLuxe, amazing sponsors like Avery, the title sponsor this year, get to show off their newest products while they primp and pamper us. It’s not a bad deal.
There was quite a line to get in the door, it’s a popular party.
The party is all about pampering. There was champagne, chocolate, photo booths, henna tattoos, manicures, hair and makeup, massages, and much, much more.
An awards show to honor the winners of the BlogLuxe awards, which are peer nominated and voted blogging awards.
And goodie bags from our title sponsor Avery, filled to the brim with emergency preparedness things like: Band-Aids, chap-stick, Starbucks gift cards, and hair ties. It’s the little touches like that that make Avery an amazing company and all our other amazing sponsors that made SocialLuxe Lounge this year such an amazing success.
Plus, any time I get to hug and love on Ree Drummond, aka Pioneer Woman, it’s a good day for me. I have trouble with affection, I want to pet and hug the people I love. Sorry Ree.
For those of you who came to the party, thanks for making it such a big success, and if you’re a blogger heading to San Diego, California next year for BlogHer, I hope to see you at next year’s SocialLuxe pampering the night away!