Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Blogher 09 - The Nikon Party (my favorite)

I have to admit being invited to the Nikon party was the highlight of the trip for me. I didn't get a direct invite from Nikon (I wish) but I did get an invite from Mommy Brain Reports (Monica) and that was just as thrilling. She was one of the VIP invited and extended her guest invite to me! (Thanks to Beth from The Plus Size Mommy)
This is Sugar Jones from Sugar in the Raw on the left and Monica in the center. We were in line here for the limo's to take us to the party at the Flatwater Restaurant in Chicago.
That is Monica to my right. (She was a wonderful date! LOL).
I hate to say that I do not remember everyone's names so I apologize and if anyone sees these pictures and can fill in names for would be greatly appreciated! Everyone was really nice though.
Sugar is the 2nd one in, then Danielle from ExtraOrdinary Mommy, Arianne from To Think is To Create, and Lori from A Cowboy's Wife. I felt very special to be in the same limo with these wonderful bloggers!

Monica had a scheduled interview with Carson Kressley (from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and How to Look Good Naked) when we first got there. Beth from Plus Size Mommy also got to interview they did it together. I was happy to snap pictures during it.

It was also special to get a picture with him myself.

The Flatwater Restaurant was wonderful! We took an elevator down to the restaurant and there was an outdoor patio with bar and seating. That is Can Can from Mom Most Traveled getting a massage.
Chair massages, hair and makeup stations and a red carpet to walk and get pictures with Carson was the highlight for many. Sugar is looking beautiful!! (not that she isn't in the first place) go my "bug eyes" again...LOL

I had a great time talking and getting to know Monica and Melissa from Consumer Queen. They are both just soooo sweet! Both of them are Walmart 11 mom's and could have acted like they were "too good to hang out" with little ol' me. But did they? No...they were wonderful to me and treated me with total respect. They are sooooo cool!! (#jeff)

Here we all are again along with Kim from Crafty Mama of 4. She has been nothing but nice to me from online to Blissdom to Blogher.

Here is a photo of me with Vdog from Vdog and Little Man...she was one of the famous Elevator 13 drama with me!!

Yes....good friends, old and new...wonderful treatment... wonderful food and celebrity....beautiful restaurant....fantastic sponsor...Nikon...what could be better?


CanCan (Mom Most Traveled) said...

It was my favorite party too! It wasn't swag driven, just fun!
And of course the massage was nice too :)

The Consumer Queen said...

Did you leave Jeff at BlogHer? I haven't heard from him since! Do we need to put out the patrol? LOL #JEFF

Serious note:

It was great meeting you! You are a wonderful person!!!!!!

Lisa B. said...

Sandy it was really nice to read such a positive post regarding blogher 09 and that there truly was friendly people there. Thanks for taking the time to share.

Sandra said...

It looks like it was a lot of fun. Wish I had been able to go. Oh well, there's always next time!

onemorebaby said...

Oh man! Looks like so much fun!!! I am JEALOUS! : ) Glad you had a great time!

MommyBrain said...

I had so much fun that night! You are a wonderful "date" too!!! Thanks so much for all the craziness!!! I swear I saw #Jeff hop on the plane before me... oh wait.. maybe not.. i was a little sleepy at 5am LOL.. I can't wait to get together again!!!
I'm so glad I was able to meet you in person!!!

Where's #Jeff??? LOL

Sugar said...

I loved that evening! At one point, I was chatting with Ari (To Think) and Danielle (Extraordinary Mommy) and I just started to cry... I couldn't believe what a beautiful night it was and how lucky we all were to be there.

It was so great meeting you!!

Together We Save said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time. I really want to attend a blogging conference. I have so much to learn.

Totally_Toni said...

Sandy you are such a beautiful person inside and out, it truly was one of the best highlights of my trips meeting and eating breakfast with you. I hope to continue to get to know you and hang at future conferences :)

workout mommy said...

that does look like it was a wonderful party, especially the MASSAGES!! (oh, how i could use one of those!) :)

Thanks for sharing the pics!